Vera Higi, Ágota Süli, Attila Vereczkey: In the labyrinth of barrenness’: psychic support of couples who participate in the IVF program
Réka Révay: Art of movement and therapy. Centenary of the first school of art of movement in Hungary
Questions of practice
Katalin Pető, Katalin Zana, Ildikó Rózsa, Sára Kőszeg: What is happening in the waiting room?
Gábor Szőnyi: Personal analyst and supervisor – some reflections on the Budapest model of supervision
Professional view – New developments, new questions, new problems in the system of psychotherapeutic organisations and training. What happened during the last year?
Debate on psychotherapy conducted via specific communication channels (like VOIP) – Dezső Németh, Karolina Janacsek ¨ Márta Szenes, Tamás Sebő
Ethical questions in therapeutic practice 6. – Ilona Fonyó ¨ Katalin Kollár ¨ Zoltán Terenyi
Comment on the 5th ethical question in therapeutic practice – Mária Tornyossy
Comment on the ethical statement of BACP – Béla Buda
Comment on the study of Anita Szemán-Nagy – Ildikó Kuritárné Szabó
Letter to the Reader – Aspects of the different types of discussions
In memoriam Marianna Hajduska – Magda Ritoók ¨ Kriszta Rendes
Conferences – Zoltán Tóth, János Kocsis ¨ Pálma Virág Fehér ¨ Katalin Simicz-Futó
Book reviews – Pálma Virág Fehér ¨ Anna Mária Hansjürgens ¨ Zsuzsanna Kerekes ¨ István Tiringer ¨ István Tiringer ¨ Gyula Botond
Lists of professional books – Animula ¨ Medicina ¨ Oriold és Tsai ¨ Park Könyvkiadó¨ Ursus Libris
Trainings ¨ Conferences
Vera Higi, Ágota Süli, Attila Vereczkey:
In the labyrinth of barrenness’: psychic support of couples who participate in the IVF program
Barrenness’ is a complex problem, touching about 10% of couples expecting children in a developed society. The lack of conceiving has an effect not only on the hopeful parents but on their whole environment. The couples have to face difficulties not only during the diagnosis of barrenness’, but sometimes beyond that. More and more single women past 40 years of age come for acquiring children via artificial insemination. Working in a barrenness’ centre we form a professional team for helping men and women who are longing for children. The way is sometimes difficult as we offer psychological, psychiatric/psychotherapeutic help for them. Our psychotherapeutic unit opened its gates only two years ago but already we confronted professional and ethical problems. One of the reason is that the psychic side of the problems of conception is almost as complex as the palette of somatic causes and their treatment. In our study we examine mainly the psychic background, with special attention to the IVF (in vitro fertilisation) programmes with specific difficulties of their various fazes, and individual variations of barrenness consultations. As psychic selection and support are not parts of Hungarian protocol regarding barrenness’, we refer to foreign sources as well in drawing attention to this special area of interest.
Keywords: barrenness’ – IVF – problems of conception – psychic background – professional protocol – artificial fertilisation
Art of movement and therapy. Centenary of the first school of art of movement in Hungary
The art of movement was a popular stage-trend and a gymnastic method, which flourished in Hungary in the 30. Its representatives pointed at the connection between body and soul. They strived to create artistic works in which one could experience the motions of the human spirit. They represented a kind of body culture which focused not only on the muscles and joints, but aimed at touch the soul as well. They believed that the body influenced the soul and vice versa, which can be considered as the basic principle of the current, contemporary dance and movement therapy. The art of movement schools trained a lot of talented pupils, who themselves founded new schools. This trend had a wide acceptance and popularity in contemporary society. However the spirit of freedom, which they represented, was not so popular later on, under the anti-democratic regimes. The art of movement suffered a total ban in 1950. Its followers tried to preserve the traditions in the field of sports and the politically accepted art of dance. Though the methods they used could not develop further, could not integrate new trends. Thus the potentials of the birth of a special Hungarian dance therapy method – built on a great theory – has been lost. These thoughts have been advanced, and still represent values in the history of culture and in dance therapy.
Keywords: art of movement – dance therapy – expressive arts therapy
Questions of practice
Katalin Pető, Katalin Zana, Ildikó Rózsa, Sára Kőszeg:
What is happening in the waiting room?
The topic is the waiting room: the border crossing between the therapeutic space and outside reality. Therapy from the beginning until its termination is staged in the therapist’s office. It is the authors’ experience that important events can take place in the therapist’s waiting room itself. How can we integrate these happenings of the waiting room into the psychotherapeutic process? How can we make these processes that happen before and after sessions an integral part of the actual therapy? This is possible if we do not consider the events in the waiting room as simple acting out, and we do not give up the close monitoring of counter-transference. Changes in the patient’s behaviour between both spaces can draw our attention not only to „sluicing” but to the operations of splitting. To recognise the strengthening of the otherwise controlled hidden separation problem as a result of the regression caused by the therapeutic situation can also be of help and by these means we can acquire relational and attachment information that do not turn up in the strictly speaking therapeutic space. Waiting room type situations are generally sensitive to attachment problems and both verbal and non-verbal material we got there can be a useful part of the therapy. The waiting room can create the possibility to express the verbally inexpressible implicit relational knowing. The mutually shared enacting followed by an elaboration can help to change the implicit relationship pattern of the patient and to create a new self-narrative.
Keywords: waiting room – therapeutic space – countertrancference – enactment – self-states
Personal analyst and supervisor – some reflections on the Budapest model of supervision
Hungarian psychoanalysts played a remarkable role in the international psychoanalytic movement in the first half of the 20th century. This spiritual trend is called the „Budapest school of psychoanalysis”. During the founding of analytic education one component – supervision – was object of heated debates. Hungarian analysts thought that the first supervisor should be the personal analyst of the candidate. This standpoint succumbed and got surrounded with silence, which was interrupted by Klára Ajkay’s paper in 1988.
The author reviews the formal and relational characteristics of the Budapest model, and summarizes the arguments of the past debate. He discusses the functions of supervision along contemporary views, and the fact that both in personal analysis and in supervision there are analytic phases –moments equivalent to therapy.
The author emphasizes the inclusion of self-analysis in the training programmes. In his view individual and group supervision is an outstanding field of practice for self-analysis.
Assessing the Budapest model of supervision he says that it can be very helpful to the development of the training analyst’s personality, while it can meets other functions of supervision – such as the evaluation of the candidate – only in a restricted way.
Key-words: Budapest school – supervision – analytic moment – self-analysis – training
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