In this episode of InForm, Neil & Jared talk about a wide range of things -- We cover a bit about psychoanalysis in art, in hospitals, the use of meds, and Neil's other psychoanalytic project [S][J][P].

Show Notes

Silly intro 0:00 - 1:00 
  • We decided that Jared will do The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life

The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life 1:00 - 20:45
Main segment 20:45 - 56:05 
  • How psychoanalytic thinking and practices can be used (or can't be used) in institutions 
  • The episode with Todd McGowan 
  • "getting better" is a by-product, a bonus
  • Analysts don't have a "vested interest" nor do they make demands of patients/analysands 
  • Jared's work in a hospital setting 
  • Assessments v. therapy 
  • Soaking up the symbolic order (the Other, the Name-of-the-Father) 
  • Hospital's don't engage with the unconscious, they aim at getting people "back on their feet" 
  • Psychoanalytic v. Behavioral health folks 
The Extra Segment 56:05 -1:06:05
  • Talking about the usefulness or non-usefulness of meds 
Various Sundry Things 1:06:05 - 1:22:45

What is InForm:Podcast?

The InForm:Podcast seeks to be an informal and informative way to talk about the intersection of Social Work (or social justice if you prefer), Psychoanalysis, and Critical Theory.