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The strong subject of behavioral therapy and the tragic subject of psychoanalysis (Part II)

Author: Moritz Pohlmann

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The instrumentally rational strong and the weak tragic subject in comparison

The tragic self-understanding thus contains a different idea of the subject than the instrumentally rational self-understanding, in which the (cognitive) behavioral therapy is based on. From the perspective of the tragic self-understanding the subject of the purposive-rational self-understanding is on the one hand overestimated in its self-availability, self-transparency and self-mightiness and on the other hand underestimated in its more subtle forms of expression, overlooked and ignored:

-) The orientation on a strong purposive-rational subject in the behavioral therapy associated with the assumption that the subject flourishes in the pursuit of its conscious goals makes it plausible that behavior and experience pattern would be perceived as disturbance and are attributed to disorders when the subject's conscious goals are no longer reachable. From the perspective of tragic self-understanding, however, such a separation of the subject from its disturbance seems questionable. By assuming that the person is not the master in its own home and does not flourish in the pursuit of his rational objectives, it expects and admits to the patients to follow with the external disturbance also intentions that may not be identified in the superficially applied significance connection.

-) The instrumentally rational self-understanding creates a reality for the behavioral therapy that is in principle transparent for the subject and thus controllable, it must return the external loss of controllability of the reality on deficits in adequate perception of reality. The tragic subject understanding does not claim such ability to domesticate the world qua Ratio. On the contrary, it leaves it to the subject to respond according to his individual disorder of repressed anthropological sensibilities and needs. Behind what is called in the behavioral therapy as inadequate perception of reality, therefore, is to (2002) to quote an expression of Holzhey-Kunz, the "ontological clairaudience" of the patient.
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Schau mir nicht in die Augen, Kleines

Venue: Freud Museum LONDON: Invitation to Frequent the Shadows
Author: Kai Hammermeister

Wir dürsten danach, nicht übersehen zu werden. Es soll uns ganz und heil machen, angeblickt zu werden. Vielleicht mit Bewunderung darüber, wie gut wir uns halten, wie solide wir dastehen, wie aufrecht wir davongehen. Und gleichzeitig erschrecken wir vor jedem Blick, der uns gefrieren läßt, uns auf unseren Ort fixiert, alles Leben um uns herum abgräbt und uns in eine Isolation stürzt, die die Starre des Todes ist. Gegen solchen Blick tragen wir unsere Amulette, Kleidung, Gesten, dunkle Brillen. Auf der Couch des Analytikers nicht angeschaut zu werden, befreit uns vom bösen Blick und erlaubt uns den Übergang von der Welt der Bilder zum immer freier werdenden Sprechen. Im Konsultationszimmer von Anna Freud im Londoner Stadtteil Hampstead läuft derzeit ein Fries unter der Deckenstuckatur um den Raum. Unzählige Augenpaare von Frauen schauen herab, kein ganzes Gesicht ist zu erkennen, nur immer wieder neue Blicke. Das schmale Band ist Teil einer Installation der Londoner Photographin Bettina von Zwehl, die aus einer intensiven Beschäftigung mit dem Archiv von Anna Freud hervorgegangen ist. Behutsam, und dennoch insistierend, beiläufig, aber gesättigt mit dem Schrecken des Todes, so bringt von Zwehl das Imaginäre zurück in die Räume, in denen das Sprechen immer wieder den Triumph über die Medusa markieren soll. Wollen wir wirklich so angeschaut werden, wie es die Augenpaare unter der Decke demonstrieren? Ich würde mich am liebsten auf die Couch legen und losreden, Einspruch einlegen gegen diesen Einbruch in die geschützte, blicklose Sphäre der Analyse. Das Wort, das Wort, das Wort soll hier regieren, nicht das Auge.
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KRIEGSKINDER
von Dorothy Burlingham und Anna Freud
(Imago Publishing Co. Ltd), 1949
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JONES, Ernest.
Papers on Psycho-Analysis.

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First edition, first impression preceding the American edition. Up until the Second World War Jones was the single most important figure in the institutional development of psychoanalysis in Britain, and its main public spokesman. In 1913, together with David Eder, he founded the London Psycho-Analytical Society.
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