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Author: Sabine Schreckenthaler


In our interview series "in conversation with“, we will briefly present the authors of the leading articles. We want to give our users the opportunity to read the leading article from a different point of view.
This week we have the great honor that an author decided to write a second time for us.
Therefore his Introduction is now slightly modified compared to the first time.
You, dear Reader, can read Sabine Schreckenthaler‘s first interview here and Sabine Schreckenthaler‘s first article can be found here!

We are very glad to welcome back Sabine Schreckenthaler from Vienna, Austria:

Psychotherapist in training under supervision (psychoanalysis)
Psychotherapy scientists
In private practice at 1010 Vienna and 2412 Wolfsthal
Psychotherapeutic / Psychoanalytic work with children, adolescents, adults and families
Employed at Kinderhilfswerk since 2012
2012 "Bachelor´s degree" (Psychotherapy Sciences at the Sigmund Freud University):
"The importance of psychotherapeutic childrens games from a psychoanalytical and pedagogical point of view"
2015 Magistra degree (Psychotherapy Sciences at the Sigmund Freud University):
"Dreams of preschoolers - A qualitative, in-depth hermeneutical investigation according to a psychoanalytical viewpoints"

Illuminating quotes

“Might we not say that every child at play behaves like a creative writer, in that he creates a world of his own, (…).”
(Sigmund Freud, 1908. Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming)

For me this quote is the beginning of my scientific and psychoanalytic work and expresses in one sentence the meaning of the child´s play for the psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

“Dreams which occur in the earliest years of childhood and are retained in the memory for dozens of years, often with complete sensory vividness, are almost always of great importance in enabling us to understand the history of the subject’s mental development and of his neurosis. Analysis of such dreams protects the physician from errors and uncertainties which may lead, among other things, to theoretical confusion.”
(Sigmund Freud, 1900. The Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Dreams)

Likewise of Freud, this quote marks for me an area to which I also dedicate myself very much. The dreams of children. The quote shows how important their significance is even in the adult analysis and more importantly the confidence that Freud had in the art of dream interpretations.

“Psychotherapy takes place where two areas of playing overlap: the patient’s and the therapist’s. Psychotherapy has to do with two people playing together. Hence it follows that the work of the therapist is geared to, where playing is not possible, help the patient overcome a state where he can not play, to a state in which he is able to play.”
(D.W. Winnicott, 1971)

Winnicott´s work inspired me from the beginning of my psychoanalytic training. The balancing act he managed between the treatment of children and adults is quite unique.

Thank you very much for this introduction, we are already looking forward to your leading article!

Contact information of the author:
Sabine Schreckenthaler

Sigmund Freud Museum SFU Belvedere 21er haus stuhleck kunsthalle
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