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The American Journal of Psychoanalysis

, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 386–391 | Cite as

Are Psychiatric Residents Still Interested in Psychoanalysis? A Brief Report

  • Cristian DamsaEmail author
  • Christian Bryois
  • Dawn Morelli
  • Lionel Cailhol
  • Eric Adam
  • Adrian Coman
  • Daniela Stamatoiu
  • Coralie Lazignac
  • Jean-Richard Freymann
Article

Abstract

In spite of the efficacy of the psychodynamic psychotherapies, the number of young psychiatric residents interested in psychodynamic therapies is decreasing. Our psychoanalytical group, Genden (Genève—Denver), explored the possible reasons for psychiatric residents’ hesitation to get psychoanalytic training. Five psychoanalytical psychotherapists met weekly for a year in order to debate that question, focusing on personal feedbacks from all of our 100 residents in psychiatry working with us for at least 4 years. Following the residents’ responses, our focus group proposed ten commonsense feedbacks for psychoanalysts regarding stimulating young psychiatric residents’ interest in psychoanalytic approaches.

Keywords

psychoanalytic training psychiatric residents psychoanalysts’ influence educational experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristian Damsa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Bryois
  • Dawn Morelli
  • Lionel Cailhol
  • Eric Adam
  • Adrian Coman
  • Daniela Stamatoiu
  • Coralie Lazignac
  • Jean-Richard Freymann
  1. 1.Grand LancySwitzerland

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