An introduction and link
In the fall of 2014, I was surprised and pleased with an invitation to a series of interviews for a documentary that allowed me to introduce myself and describe my work in concrete audo-visual terms. They took place in the northern satellite branch of my Toronto Center for Scientific Psychoanalytic Clinical Research where I sometimes provided seminars and did much of my research writings. There were three professionals with me and our partners, the total experience was delightful, and the producer accurately titled it, “Three Days in Muskoka”.
In addition to my pleasure in providing this to colleagues, as a researcher, I am interested in something I have observed and experienced many times over the years in my professions (Psychoanalysis and the related Analytic Psychotherapies). It is a powerful resistance (in the colloquial sense) to the development of a science of our fields by means of the Scientific Method.
I have encountered it during a number of paper presentations. It has also been remarkably repetitive in peer reviews of submissions to journals and publishers. And my observations have suggested that listening to, and reading from, a colleague who is there for an hour or so (papers) or not there at all (submissions, books) may be like being presented with a “blank slate”. I therefore wonder, if a documentary in which the presenter is as good as present, responding to questions and being self etc, and the experience can be viewed repeatedly in a download if desired, would it make a difference?
If viewings this sample of me, as well as my work throws light on this subject, I will be grateful to hear about it. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: A following Trailer sample of the interview experience that was released earlier, can be viewed here.