At BGSP psychoanalytic research is an integral aspect of our graduate programs. Through researching a topic of interest, students develop their ability to carefully observe phenomena with a psychoanalytic focus while developing critical thinking skills. Research topics range from systematic single or multiple case studies to the examination of psychoanalytic aspects of social or cultural phenomena.
Here are a sample of the Masters theses and Doctoral dissertations that have been completed at BGSP:
Doctoral Research in Psychoanalysis
Steven Brown (2012): Alcoholics Anonymous and Psychoanalysis: Collision or Collaboration?
Max Cavallaro (2012): Understanding Compliance in Analysis
Sara Hueso (2012): She Who Swallowed The Donkey, An Attempt to Get Rid of Connection
Patricia Hugenberger (2012): The Influence of Individual Psychodynamics on Reactions to Soap Opera Characters and Story Lines
Helen Michael (2012): A Parallel Life”: Exploring the Unconscious Fantasies of Fiction Writers
Jill Solomon (2012): Character will Out: Supervision, Personal Analysis and Control Case in a Psychoanalytic Training
Ronald Ceppetelli (2010): Death and life in the nursing home: The psychodynamics of nursing aides experiences of nursing home residents. View Abstract Here.
Gohar Homayounpour (2006):The Transferential Nature of Language in the Analytic Situation: Can One be in Analysis in the Wrong Language?
Rodrigo Barahona (2005): The Psychoanalytic Meaning of Notices of Non-compliance in the Psychotherapy of Opiate Addiction
Daniel Gilhooley (2005): Stepping Back: An Empirical Study of Regression in the Analytic Hour
Joan White (2005): Life as Pain: Psychic Restructuring After Catastrophic Trauma
Doctoral Research in Psychoanalysis & Culture
Mary Shepherd (2007): Testing a Psychoanalytic Hypothesis using Biological and Psychosocial Data
Eliana Caligaris (2005): Prostitutes go home on Good Friday: A Psychoanalytic Ethnography on the Experience of Prostitution in Brazil
Robin Gomolin (2005): The Intergenerational Transmission of Holocaust Trauma: A Systematic Review of a Psychoanalytic Theory
Michal Ginach (2004): Are we fighting for our survival? What is behind the Israeli politics of ein breira (no choice)?
Miriam Riss (2004): Tolerance for Violence: Comparing People’s Responses to Two Recent Acts of Aggression
Claudia Melville (2006): Immigration: Its Unconscious Fantasies and Motivations
Brigitte Zakari (2005): The Role of Resistance in the Development of the Narcissistic Transference
Daniel De Lima (2004): Clinical Considerations about the Immigrant
Karina Balkh (2004): The Dynamic of a Love Affair with a Married Individual
Max Cavallaro (2004): Smoking Initiation: A Rite of Passion
Daniella Colodro (2003): Anti-Depressant Medication and Psychoanalysis: A Survey
Paraskevas Kassinos (2003): Echoes From the Roots of the Psyche: A Study of the Oceanic Feeling in the Dreams of Young Adults
Gohar Homayounpour (2002): In the Name of Times Past: A Psychoanalytic Textual Analysis of Ancient Persian and Greek Mythologies
Jeff Madonna (2002): Occupational Choice in Light of Father/Son Relationships
Rodrigo Barahona (2000): Resistance in the Evolution of a Group of PreOedipal Patients
Elizabeth Truslow (1999): Modern Psychoanalytic Framework and the Treatment of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Jill Weiss (1997): Attention Deficit Disorder: A Narcissistic Defense?
Miriam Riss (1997): Dynamics of Risk Taking: Attitudes, Dispositions and Defenses
Robin Gomolin (2003): View abstract here.