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Author: Neil Gorman & Jared Elwart

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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.
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InForm 029 Todd McGowan

InForm 029 Todd McGowan


We reached out to Todd McGowan and asked if he would be willing to talk about how his experience in analysis (as an analysand) influenced the ways that he thinks, works, and lives. Todd responded to our request and was very generous with his time. (He talked with us for over 90 min!)
In this episode of InForm:Podcast Neil & Jared talk about the Subject of the Statement & Subject of the Enunciation.
Neil and Jared talk about the principle of moving from demand and activating desire in psychoanalysis.
This is an episode where Jared & Neil talk bout how the concept of "self care" is used and misused in contemporary clinical settings.
On this episode of InForm Neil & Jared talk more about the role of the analyst as a sort of detective of the weird and the eerie.
In this episode (the first in a series) Neil & Jared talk about the role of the analyst as a secretary of the unconscious and how this relates to the drive.
First episodes of Seasons 2 of InForm:Podcast! In this season Neil will be joined by Jared, and we will continue to talk about things & stuff in an InFormal but (hopefully!) InFormative way.
A possible side project to this (my current side project).
I've been talking with other people who work in mental health about the unconscious. I've discovered that the way most of them use the concept "the unconscious" is very different than the way I think about and use that same concept.
A show about the writing process I use, and what that process might have to say about the (my!) unconscious.
This is an episode on finding benevolent explanations for some of the silly things teenagers might do.
Where has InForm:Podcast been?
This episode continues the series I'm doing on the "analytic attitude". The episode contains a reading of a bit of text penned by Christopher Bollas & a discussion of how saying something out loud to another person can be remarkable scary --yet also helpful-- for the speaker.
This is the first in a series of seven episodes that will get into the various elements that (I think) constitute a "good enough" attitude for therapists to adopt.
This episode of InForm:Podcast is all-over-the-place. I talk about lots of different stuff... and I don't even know how to describe it.
This is just a few things I thought after recording Episode 010.
Today's episode is on the parapraxis of negations. What's a negation? Listen to the episode and find out?
InForm:Podcast episode 009 is an episode where I talk about the concept of parapraxis -- AKA "bungled actions" or "silly little mistakes that don't mean anything... but really mean something. I try to show how a parapraxis is a coded message from something that has been repressed.
This is the B-Side for episode 008 on dreamwork. Talking about a few other ways you can work with dreams.
Today's episode talks about a few basic ideas and techniques around psychoanalytic dreamwork
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