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Dr Compton Dickinson is the author of The Clinician’s Guide to Forensic Music Therapy. She is a London-based Consultant Psychotherapist.
Here are some useful resources to help you teach defence mechanisms during your lessons.
As a defence mechanism, rationalisation involves putting something into a different light or offering a different explanation.
As a defence mechanism, intellectualisation is the overemphasis on thinking when confronted with unacceptable feelings.
As a defence mechanism, sublimation is the channelling of unacceptable feelings into more acceptable ones.
As a defence mechanism, projection is the misattribution of an undesirable feeling onto another person.
As a defence mechanism, denial is the refusal to accept reality or facts.
Jean-Luc Vannier reminds us of the pre-eminence of the unconscious and that of the affect in the Freudian approach
The term was first used by Sigmund Freud in a work named The Neuro-Psychoses of Defence in 1894.
Below is a clinical report of a psychoanalytic treatment. The title quotes a famous slip of Sigmund Freud in a letter to his friend…