Issue 3 – June 2013


László Bokor



Essay study

Katalin Vermes: Therapeutic and corporeal turn in consumer culture: cultural horizon of movement and dance therapy

Theoretical study

Endel Talvik: Case of E. Translated by Valkó Lili

Research study

Gergely Szabó, Csaba Szabó: The Hungarian adaptation of the Regressive Imagery Dictionary (RID)




Gábor Szőnyi: Can psychoanalysis be domiciled? The Han Groen-Prakken Psychoanalytic Institute for Eastern Europe.


Lili Valkó’s interview with Scott D. Miller about the efficiency of psychotherapy

Discussions, comments

Debate on psychotherapy conducted via specific communication channels (like VOIP) – László Bokor ¨ Márta Takácsy

Debate on child psychotherapy – Csaba Horgász ¨ Éva Koller ¨ Borbála Sarkadi


The meeting of the Psychotherapy Council on 19th May, 2013. – János Harmatta


Conferences – Noémi Berger ¨ Zsuzsa Brinzanek ¨ Eszter Sáfrány ¨ Gyöngyi Vad

Review symposium – Béla Buda ¨ József Varga ¨ István Tiringer

Book presentation – Amaryl Árkovits

Lists of professional books – Medicina ¨ Oriold és Tsai ¨ Park¨ Ursus Libris

Professional programs

Editorial announcements





The Hungarian adaptation of the Regressive Imagery Dictionary (RID)

In our study we translated the Regressive Imagery Dictionary (RID) to Hungarian. The correctness of the translation was checked by a content analysis of a piece of literature both in English and Hungarian languages. In order to comply with the psychoanalytic theoretical framework, the dictionary measures three major categories such as primary processes, secondary processes and emotions. The main categories consist 43 subcategories with a total of approximately 3200 words in the English version. The validity of the Hungarian version was tested by content analysis using Atlas.ti software on Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway and its Hungarian translation by Géza Ottlik. The matching of the categories between the two dictionaries was investigated by linear regression analysis. The results indicate that the Hungarian dictionary values follow accurately and reliably the values of the English dictionary. According to our results the Hungarian version of the RID is reliable and the words are available for computer based content analysis. The dictionary is expressly competent at testing primary and secondary process thinking, analyzing therapy sessions, examining altered states of consciousness or even at analysis of dream reports.

Key-words: content analysis RID Regressive Imagery Dictionary Hungarian adaptation





Case of E.

According to Sigmund Freud if people behave according the expectations of their ego ideal, they get narcissistic satisfaction. Several authors have showed that we can also get shame and fear of shame if we don’t live up to the standards of our ego ideal. This ego ideal can be inside us and can also get projected out onto important persons around us. Narcissists get narcissistic satisfactions from their internal ego ideal and do not tolerate difference and otherness. They are merged with their internal ego ideal.

At the same time there are patients who overvalue others and disregard themselves – they have projected their ego ideal outside onto other people. They strive to find symbiotic reunion with their projected ego ideal. The patient described in the paper was suffering from anorexia and social phobias because her ego ideal was projected onto the important others and she was not able to attain narcissistic satisfaction from them. The amount of ego ideal projection can vary in different persons, and this forms our narcissistic balance. Narcissistic shame and narcissistic balance are important for understanding her and patients like her in clinical practice.

Key words: Narcissus – narcissism – narcissistic balance – shame – ego-ideal





Therapeutic and corporeal turn in consumer culture: cultural horizon of movement and dance therapy


The study examines the ambivalent role of therapeutic and body culture in the consumer culture. It aims at sketching the cultural horizon of psychodynamic and movement and dance therapy (PMT). After describing the cultural identity of the followers of the method of PMT, in the light of critical works of contemporary theories of culture it examines the effects of additional hidden dynamics on PMT groups. The understanding of therapeutic and bodily events in the consumers culture places the therapeutic body work in a new context, on the one hand carrying new cultural models, on the other hand they are culturally over loaded. The increasing popularity of therapeutic and body culture can be interpreted as malign cultural regression, as a symptom of renunciation of communal and spiritual phenomena and the strengthening of individual feelings. To change the instrumental and narcissistic interpretation of the body in the consumer culture and the malign cultural regression of attitudes about the body and individual feelings into a possible benign development of body-mind integration, the PMT method needs the understanding of group dynamics as well as the cultural atmosphere surrounding it.


Key-words: psychodynamic movement and dance therapytheory of culture – therapeutic turn – corporeal turn – benign and malign regression


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