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THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYST wants to give not only already internationally established psychoanalysts, but also still unknown psychoanalysts the opportunity to post a self-written and not yet published article on the FrontPage of our online magazine!

Our Users then can leave comments, ask questions or discuss the articles in our forum. Our aim is to provide an international platform where for the first time anyone interested in psychoanalysis can exchange ideas on certain topics.
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(For reasons of readability, the male form is used with personal names, however the female form is also always intended.)

Book reviews

Author: DWP


Dear Readers!

We are expanding our feuilleton, from now you can not only read about reviews of psychoanalytic events but also book reviews.
Today we want to introduce our first reviewer who from now will write exclusively for our readers.

Welcome aboard!

Lea Dohm, née Peplau, married with 2 children. 
Oct. 2000 - Feb. 2006: Study of Psychology at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Sep. 2005 - Sep. 2011: advanced training to depth psychology oriented psychological Psychotherapist in the training center of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L).
Aug. 2011 - Jan. 2014: Specialist Journalism by correspondence course Aug. 2011 - Jan. 2014 at the Free School of Journalism Berlin.
Since Feb. 2016: advanced training for psychoanalytically oriented group psychotherapist in Göttingen, Tiefenbrunn.
Since March 2012: Settled in Stadthagen with an own psychotherapeutic practice with admission to the care provided under health insurance schemes.
May 2011 - Dez.2014: contributor for Public Relations at the Psychotherapeutic Association of the State of Lower Saxony. Worked previously for several years in three different psychiatric hospitals.
Member of bvvp, IPPNW, the Humanistische Union and Pro Asyl.


DWP: Dear Lea Dohm, in the future you will write in the column "Feuilleton" about selected psychoanalytic books or psychoanalytic events as a critic for our readers.
What can our readers expect?

Lea Dohm: Thank you for the warm welcome. I will mainly try to select topics that are currently socially relevant, since experience has shown that there is a particular interest for it from our colleagues. Secondly, I will look at literature on typical psychodynamic treatment scenes and techniques - another issue that colleagues continue to be occupied with after the therapy sessions.

DWP: Can you already provide us with an insight and can you tell us briefly what specific criteria you will use to filter the books or events respectively that you will attend or then discuss?

Lea Dohm: It is important to me, to always establish a practical application and to examine the contents about their actual feasibility and concrete implications.

DWP: In which language(s) will our readers be able to enjoy your reviews?

Lea Dohm: I write in German, sometimes in English.

DWP: What are your personal motives to write as a critic/reviewer for the readers of THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYST?

Lea Dohm: I am in many ways lucky: I really love to read and I am really curious about many different themes. And it is easy for me to write.
THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYST now gives me the opportunity to get some feedback on my articles and continued discussion. I am convinced that, this can benefit all involved.

DWP: What brought you to psychoanalysis?

Lea Dohm: At the Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg the content of my psychology studies was in clinical psychology limited to behavioral therapy. This focus left me with many questions and it formed the desire to learn about the psychodynamic process after graduation. My training as a psychotherapist was therefore already deep-psychology based and I am currently attending additional seminars for psychoanalytic group psychotherapy.

DWP: If you had the opportunity to talk with Sigmund Freud, what would be the topic?
Are there any specific questions?

Lea Dohm: I would like to talk to him about social and political issues. And I would take the opportunity to ask him about various topics such as his views on xenophobia, populist media or psychotherapy in today´s health care system. I would probably overwhelm him with questions.

DWP: Fabric or leather couch?

Lea Dohm: IKEA chair.

DWP: According to Bruno Bettelheim and the importance of fairy tales in childhood. Will you tell us your favorite fairy tale? And do you see parallels to your own adult life?

Lea Dohm: Cinderella. And yes, I recognize some.

DWP: I dream,….

Lea Dohm: ... of a peaceful world.

DWP: What do you find good or particularly good in psychoanalysis and is there anything you do not like about it?

Lea Dohm: I find it especially good that psychoanalysis takes its time to understand the opposite as much as possible. And that the therapeutic relationship, is an explicit component of the consideration.
What I like less is the in abstinence fleeing psychoanalytic arrogance.

DWP: What challenges did you have to face during your analytic training?

Lea Dohm: My education was initially grounded on depth psychology - the greatest challenge was financing it. To get the license to practice as a psychotherapist in Germany, a three to five years, expensive and self-financed training is necessary.

DWP: Do you have a favorite Freud - quote?

Lea Dohm: "Whatever fosters the growth of civilization works at the same time against war."
While I also like the following: "Envy often interferes with the enjoyment of parks and country estates."

DWP: Do you want to add anything else?

Lea Dohm: Thanks for your culture promoting work.

Thank you very much for this conversation, we are already looking forward to your critics!

Contact information of the author:
Lea Dohm

Sigmund Freud Museum SFU Belvedere 21er haus stuhleck kunsthalle
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