“Acting out”

One of those very important therapy ideas out of psychoanalytic thinking that, as too often, gained a name that is pejorative as a lay term (and which came, in much Western use of English, to acquire overtones from the therapy usage). Technically the behavioural enactment, largely or wholly unconscious, outside therapy, of conflict not being tolerably contained in the therapy. Damn hard to research or evaluate and, probably partly through general denigration of psychoanalytic thinking, partly through the term and its lay overtones and partly because it is so difficult to explore, now largely out of fashion. Probably a loss!

Try also #

The unconscious
Psychoanalytic theory and therapies

Chapters #

We followed the herd and don’t use the term in the book!

Dates #

First created 15.viii.23.

Powered by BetterDocs