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VOL 26 - NO 1 - 2018

#PsychoanalysisAndCellphones - Wendy Cain

Psychotherapy in the age of technology: The ethical challenges of online treatments for South African clinicians - Yael Kadish, Joan Schön, Julie Green, Sheri Hanson and Julia Kuhn

Raids on the inarticulate: A group’s engagement with race - Yvette Esprey, with Hilda Croxford, Pam Durrant, Gillian Eagle, Kgamadi Kometsi, Julia Kuhn, Malose Langa, Itumeleng Mamabolo, Thembi Mashigo, Saudah Masson, Zamo Mbele, Leanne Stillerman and Phethile Zitha

Hide-and-seek with siblings: A theoretical exploration of siblings in psychoanalysis - Claire Hart


VOL 25 - NO 2 - 2017

A Bionian formulation of shame: The terror of becoming one’s self - Duncan Cartwright

When a therapist’s therapy implodes: Relational reflections on a case of terminal impasse - Helen Laurenson

On being human: The power of specificity in psychotherapy in the South African context - Mary Hartley & Lou-Marie Kruger

Book review:

Field theory in child and adolescent psychoanalysis: Understanding and reacting to unexpected developments, by Elena Molinari - Katherine Bain


VOL 25 - NO 1 - 2017


Flying blind in the psychotic storm - Nardus Saayman

Ethical emotional encounters: Contemplating challenges in psychoanalytically informed research - Clare Harvey

Alienation: A new orienting principle for psychotherapists in South Africa - Wahbie Long

Book review:

Apartheid and the making of a Black psychologist by Chabani Manganyi - Zamo Mbele


VOL 24 - NO 2 - 2016

The psychoanalytic petticoats of a Rogerian group process - Lisa Padfield

When virtuous (‘deugsame') women flee: A reflection on dread and flight in group therapy in one South African setting - Lou-Mari Kruger

Expanding the terrain of psychoanalytic practice to diverse group settings in South Africa: Possibilities, challenges and future directions - Jason Bantjes

Book review:

Forced endings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis: Attachment and loss in retirement - Wendy Cain


VOL 24 - NO 1 - 2016


The reflective function in obsessive-compulsive disorder - Jean-Philippe Arzul and Duncan Cartwright

Trauma and reparation: Adult daughters’ meaning-making of their relationships with their domestically violent fathers - Carla Durbach and Katherine Bain

Dream interpretation in theory: Drawing on the contributions of Freud, Jung, and the Kleinians - Joan Schön

Reaching across the divide: Considering the challenges for intercultural therapeutic dyads embedded in previously oppressive social contexts - Yael Adira Kadish


VOL 23 - NO 2 - 2015


Pathological organisations and psychic encapsulation in eating disorders: A contemporary consideration - Yael Kadish

Colliding worlds: Brief dynamic therapy from a self psychology perspective - Liesha Davies

The masculinity of male psychotherapists: Towards reflexive praxis - Thomas Burkhalter and Gillian Eagle


‘The Bodies and Minds of Babies in Relationship’: Psychoanalytic contributions to Johannesburg’s first infant mental health conference - Katherine Bain


VOL 23 - NO 1 - 2015


Finding a place for working with children in South African communities - David Hadley

Missing in action: Reflections on the employment of the paternal function in therapeutic practice - Nick Davies

Book review:

The Dark Side of the Womb: Pregnancy, Parenting and Persecutory Anxieties, by Joan Raphael-Leff London: Anna Freud Centre, 2015. ISBN 978-0-954-93194-0

Homeless Wanderers: Movement and Mental Illness in the Cape Colony in the Nineteenth Century, by Sally Swartz University of Cape Town Press, 2015. ISBN-10 1775820823 and ISBN-13 978-1775820826


VOL 22 - NO 2 - 2014


Providing a containing space for unbearable feelings - Rika van den Berg

The elusive paternal function: Clinicians' perspectives - Nick Davies

Psychoanalytic training in South Africa: Attending to the marginalia - Lisa Saville Young


Obituary: Rika van den Berg (1956-2014)

Deborah Bidoli, Louise Frenkel, Mireille Landman, Di Nel, Micky Stern and Leslie Swartz


VOL 22 - NO 1 - 2014


Words, interpretation and setting: Changing forms of the talking cure - Sally Swartz

Training of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in contemporary South Africa: Theoretical dilemmas, clinical debates and diverse contexts - Cora Smith


Some considerations of the role of food in community work - Trevor Lubbe

Psychoanalysis and primary health care - Astrid Berg

Couple work in South Africa: A historical overview from Cape Town - Andrea Hill and Adrian Perkel

Trauma, reconciliation, embodiment: An account of the 9th and 10th SAPI conferences [Franschhoek, February, 2013; February 2014] - Joan Raphael-Leff

Book Review:

Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive|: Towards a Psychosocial Praxis edited by Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan and Derek Hook - Allengary Naicker

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in South Africa: Contexts, Theories and Application edited by Cora Smith, Glenys Lobban and Michael O'Loughlin - Lou-Marié Kruger


VOL 21 - NO 2 - 2013

The long road home - Valerie Sinason

Till death-drive us apart: Associating injury and aggression in the couple - Adrian Perkel

Tri-bar mental structure in masochistic perversion - Clinton Michael van der Walt (University of the Witwatersrand) /Carol Long (University of the Witwatersrand)

Clinical features of the container function - Duncan Cartwright (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Psychoanalytic work on a cancer teenage ward - Barbara Segal


VOL 21 - NO 1 - 2013

Re-embodying the analyst - Karen Gubb (University of the Witwatersrand)

Hamlet – The lonely only and his siblings - Juliet Mitchell (University of Cambridge, University College, London University)

Reframing the frame: Reflections of a community service psychologist - Lisa Padfield (Private practice)

The farthest reaches - Frances Williams (Sharon Sibanda)


VOL 20 - NO 2 - 2012

‘Vrot kolletjies’: Shame, silence and enactment in psychotherapy with impoverished clients - Lou-Marié Kruger (University of Stellenbosch)

Thinking about contextual deprivation in mother-infant work in South Africa - Katharine Frost (Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust) / Melanie Esterhuizen (Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust) / Katherine Bain (University of the Witwatersrand) / Linda Rosenbaum (Private Practice)

Reflections on psychoanalytic writing - Carol Long


VOL 20 - NO 1 - 2012

The development of psychoanalytic understandings of male homosexuality: Moving beyond pathology - Gareth Mitchell (University of the Witwatersrand)

‘The mothers have mercy for me’: Change in parent-infant relationships through group psychotherapy - Katherine Bain (University of the Witwatersrand) /  Linda Rosenbaum (Private Practice) / Katharine Frost (Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust) / Melanie Esterhuizen (Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust)

‘My baby cries for nothing’: Mentalisation challenges in the face of negative countertransference when working with mothers who struggle to hold their babies in mind
- Linda Rosenbaum (Private Practice) / Katherine Bain (University of the Witwatersrand) / Melanie Esterhuizen (Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust) / Katharine Frost (Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust)


VOL 19 No 2 2011

‘Hold my hand, I’m dying’: Identification in attachment and melancholia - Katherine Bain (University of the Witwatersrand)

A group-analytic formulation of an incident of disruptive behaviour in a school - Jason Bantjes (University of Stellenbosch)

Dissociation and restoration in trauma survivors and their children - Bruce Bradfield (University of Cape Town)


VOL 19 No 1 2011

The prosthetic third in violent, psychotic, male patients - Clinton Michael van der Walt (University of the Witwatersrand)
* Winner: PPSA Mervin Glasser Postgraduate Student Prize

A phenomenological perspective on the unconscious - Jacki Watts (University of the Witwatersrand)

Psychoanalysis, siblings and the social group - Juliet Mitchell (University College London)


VOL 18 No 1 2010

The launch of the South African Psychoanalytic Confederation: A witness report - Elda Storck

The establishment of an accredited psychoanalytic training institute in South Africa - Mark Solms

Writing for special needs: The importance of the real relationship - Thomas Burkhalter

Reflections on society as borderline mother - Karen Gubb

A self psychology perspective on the formulation and treatment of psychopathology in children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders - Mariska Pienaar and Christopher D. Molteno

Book Review - Growing old: A journey of self-discovery, Danielle Quinodoz, translated by David Alcorn. London and New York: Routledge, 2010 - Julie Green (Johannesburg)

Book Review - Relational trauma in infancy: Psychoanalytic, attachment and neuropsychological contributions to parent-infant psychotherapy, T. Baradon (Ed.). London & New York: Routledge, 2010. - Dean Kilian (Johannesburg)


VOL 18  No 2  2010

Exploring Positive Countertransference in Psychotherapy with Psychotic Patients - Patrick Connolly (University of the Witwatersrand) / Wendy Cain (University of the Witwatersrand)

The Sense of Bodily Symptoms - Karen Gubb (University of the Witwatersrand)

Healthy Maternal Ambivalence - Joan Raphael-Leff

Forum: Commentary on ‘Writing for Special Needs: The Importance of the Real Relationship’ by Thomas Burkhalter - Valerie Sinason (Clinic for Dissociative Studies, London)

Forum: Inspiring Psychoanalytic Writing Apprehending Donald Meltzer - Neil Maizels

Book Review - The Adolescent Storm: A Handbook for Parents, Meg Fargher and Helen Dooley. Johannesburg: Penguin, 2010. ISBN 978-0-1430-2492-7. - Carol Long (University of the Witwatersrand)

Book Review - Elements of Counselling: A Handbook for Counsellors in Southern Africa (revised edition), Joan Schön, Lauren Gower and Victor Kotze. Westhoven: Sophiatown Community Psychological Services, 2010. ISBN 978-0-620-46606-6. - Esther Price (University of the Witwatersrand)

Book Review - Containing States of Mind: Exploring Bion’s ‘Container Model’ in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, by Duncan Cartwright. London and New York: Routledge, 2010. ISBN 978-1-58391-879-1. Gavin Ivey (University of the Witwatersrand)


VOL 17 No 1 2009

‘Linking the breaks’: containing the psychotherapists responding to the 2008 Xenophobic Crisis - Astrid Berg, Judy Davies, Kathleen Hanley, Andrea Hill, Jenny Perkel, Diane Sandler and Jane van der Riet

The couple as social microcosm: Some reflections on the impact of loss and difference on reparation in South Africa today - Andrea Hill and Sylvia Poss

Ghosts, aliens and things that go bump in the night: parent- child psychotherapy in relation to childhood sleep difficulties - Nicola Dugmore



Not knowing: Towards an ethics for employing psychoanalysis in psychosocial research - Lisa Saville Young

Ethics in tension: Dilemmas for clinicians conducting sensitive research - Carol Long and Gillian Eagle

The ethical container: Different dimensions informing ethical action - Lulu Bräsler

Exploring the ethical principle of social responsibility and other ethical issues in the context of the mental health professionals’ response to xenophobic violence in Cape Town - Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela


VOL 16 No 1 2008

Think in a Rectal Container - Arlene Joffe

Countertransference Reactions in Psychotherapy Group Work with HIV Positive Children - Julia Kuhn

Participators, Reciprocators and Renouncers:2 Paternal Orientations in the 21st Century - Joan Raphael-Leff


VOL 16 No 2 2008

Three forms of container pathology: towards a classification - Arlene Joffe

The inner worlds of anorexia and bulimia: a comparative exploration of internal object relations in eating disordered women - Lihie Gilhar and Gavin Ivey

Eggs between women – emotional aspects of egg donation in reproductive technology - Joan Raphael-Leff


VOL 15 No 1 2007

Hate in the phallic container - Carol Long

Envy and Jealousy in the supervisory triad - Gavin Ivey

The Tavistock Clinic short course for work with under-fives: the model and its applicability for private practitioners in South Africa - Nicola Dugmore


VOL 15 No 2 2007

Reading psychoanalysis in the diaspora: South African psychoanalytic psychotherapists’ struggles with voice - Sally Swartz

How do you know? The centrality of Bion’s container/contained concept in developing the capacity to think and to know - Tanya Wilson

The couple and its instincts - Adrian Perkel

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