Jon SletvoldMay 4, 2016
The Embodied Analyst
From Freud and Reich to Relationality
Bodies, both the patient's and the analyst, has been a neglected area of investigation in psychoanalysis for many years, despite it's presence in Freud's early theories and clinical work. In this interview with the Gradiva award winning author Jon Sletvold, we discuss his recent book The Embodied Analyst: From Freud and Reich to Relationality (Routledge, 2016). In a lively discussion, Dr. Svetvold describes not only his motivation for writing this book, but the history of the body in psychoanalysis, especially the contributions of the often maligned psychoanalyst, Wilhelm Reich. Drawing from his own experience as a Norwegian psychoanalyst, Dr. Sletvold elaborates on embodied subjectivity and intersubjectivity, and how the training and supervision of psychoanalysts might "incorporate" some of these concepts.