A Visual Metaphor for Psychoanalytic Training and Supervision

  • C. A. Lund
  • R. C. Paton
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This paper reports collaborative work between a psychiatrist and a computer scientist on the application of visual metaphor for clarifying a number of key concepts in psychotherapy. A number of conceptual difficulties are reviewed and a visual metaphor is proposed which seeks to clarify potential misconceptions. The metaphor is elaborated and applied to the domain of study.


Projective Identification Mental Life Conceptual Difficulty Visual Metaphor Psychotherapy Supervision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Lund
    • 1
  • R. C. Paton
    • 2
  1. 1.Claremont HouseRoyal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastleUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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