Sigmund Freud stated in his Interpretation of Dreams that therein lay ‘the royal road to the unconscious’.
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Interview with Dr Stella Compton Dickinson, Author of ‘The Clinician’s Guide to Forensic Music Therapy’
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.