The possibility of psychotherapy with an older person suffering from dementia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89999
Title:
The possibility of psychotherapy with an older person suffering from dementia
Authors:
Greenwood, Dennis
Abstract:
This study examines the possibility of psychotherapy with older person suffering from dementia. Some theoretical perspectives are discussed, including psychoanalytic and postmodern approaches to therapy and subjectivity. A basis for therapy is examined within the theory, and how this would influence a meeting with a person suffering from dementia. The discussion examines Laing’s theory on being and subject and identifies the subject in the other that we can never know. It looks at the demands made by a psychoanalytic approach on the analysand. It describes a postmodern approach to the theory of practice and outlines the ideas of responsibility and relatedness described by Lacan. Case study method is used to examine the research question and a discussion highlights the criticisms that are directed at this approach. The psychoanalytic basis of case study research is outlined in relation to theory formation. A positivist approach to case study method is described and criticised. The hermeneutic perspective is explored and criticised. Some of the attempts to improve the case study method are discussed. The post modern theories of Lacan, Derrida and Levinas are considered in relation to the case study method. The findings of this study recognise a difficulty with the researcher and the therapist being the same person. There was evidence that the involvement in the formulation of the research question and design influenced the therapist in his meetings with this client. There was also a suggestion by the researcher that the research question intrinsically objectified the subject, which had the effect of influencing the therapy through the researcher
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89999
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorGreenwood, Dennisen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-19T14:38:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-19T14:38:06Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/89999-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the possibility of psychotherapy with older person suffering from dementia. Some theoretical perspectives are discussed, including psychoanalytic and postmodern approaches to therapy and subjectivity. A basis for therapy is examined within the theory, and how this would influence a meeting with a person suffering from dementia. The discussion examines Laing’s theory on being and subject and identifies the subject in the other that we can never know. It looks at the demands made by a psychoanalytic approach on the analysand. It describes a postmodern approach to the theory of practice and outlines the ideas of responsibility and relatedness described by Lacan. Case study method is used to examine the research question and a discussion highlights the criticisms that are directed at this approach. The psychoanalytic basis of case study research is outlined in relation to theory formation. A positivist approach to case study method is described and criticised. The hermeneutic perspective is explored and criticised. Some of the attempts to improve the case study method are discussed. The post modern theories of Lacan, Derrida and Levinas are considered in relation to the case study method. The findings of this study recognise a difficulty with the researcher and the therapist being the same person. There was evidence that the involvement in the formulation of the research question and design influenced the therapist in his meetings with this client. There was also a suggestion by the researcher that the research question intrinsically objectified the subject, which had the effect of influencing the therapy through the researcheren
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dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectCase studyen
dc.titleThe possibility of psychotherapy with an older person suffering from dementiaen
dc.typeThesisen
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