Typology of applied psychoanalysis

Prudence Gourguechon*

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A typology of applied psychoanalysis is offered as a tool for organizing and promoting efforts to use psychoanalytic concepts and interventions outside the traditional clinical consulting room. A brief review of the history of applied psychoanalysis is followed by the delineation of seven categories of applied psychoanalytic activity: psychoanalytic social advocacy, psychoanalytic social commentary, psychoanalysis in the community, psychoanalysis of the community, psychoanalytic interpretation in the academy, using data to promote social change, and developing the meta-theory of applying psychoanalytic thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-198
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Advocacy
  • Applied psychoanalysis
  • Community psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Social change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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