IPU Spotlight

IPU Berlin supports the appeal made by Scholars at Risk Europe to the European Union and European governments in the face of recent events in Afghanistan. They have called for all necessary steps to be taken in order to ensure the safety of Afghan scientists, scholars, and civil servants whose lives are currently in serious danger.

You can find the full appeal, which over 50 organisations have joined, through this link. >>>
 

IPU professor Gavin Sullivan publishes article on the role of affect in political reactionism in England
Gavin Sulivan's article Political Reactionism as Affective Practice: UKIP Supporters and Non-Voters in Pre-Brexit England has been published by the open-access publisher Cogitatio Press. The publicly available article can be read and downloaded here.

 


Zwei Aufsätze zur Evidenz der psychodynamischen Behandlung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen
In der aktuellen Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie sind zwei Aufsätze erschienen, an denen IPU-Professor:innen beteiligt sind. Annette-Streeck Fischer gehört zu den Autor:innen der Arbeit Evidenz für psychoanalytisch begründete Verfahren für Kinder und Jugendliche für Kinder und Jugendliche, bei der anhand einer Evaluation gezeigt wird, dass die Eignung psychoanalytisch begründeter Verfahren bei Kindern und Jugendlichen bei den versorgungesrelevantesten Anwendungsbereichen über eine hinreichende Evidenz verfügt. Ebenfalls unter Mitwirkung von Annette Streeck-Fischer sowie IPU-Professor Lars Kuchinke erscheint der Artikel Stationäre psychodynamische Therapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit komplexer ADHS: Ergebnisse einer naturalistischen klinischen Studie. In der Arbeit wird zum einen deutlich gemacht, wie komplex das Störungsbild der ADHS sein kann, zum anderen gezeigt, wie wirksam ein psychodynamischer Ansatz ist.


Sammelband "Lost in Perfection" erschienen, mit herausgegeben von Prof. Benigna Gerisch
Der von IPU-Professorin Benigna Gerisch, Vera King und Hartmut Rosa herausgegebene Sammelband "Lost in Perfection. Zur Optimierung von Gesellschaft und Psyche" ist im Suhrkamp-Verlag erschienen. In den Beiträgen setzen sich die Autor:innen mit der gegenwärtig bedeutsamen Leitvorstellung der Selbstoptimierung und -verbesserung auseinander und untersuchen die Folgen derselben für Arbeit, Familie, Beziehung, Körper und Selbst. Dabei geht es insbesondere auch um die Frage, mit welchen kulturellen Vorstellungen von Pathologie und Normalität diese gesellschaftliche Entwicklung verknüpft ist. Mit Beiträgen u. a. von Heinz Bude, Ulrich Bröckling, Ève Chiapello, Alain Ehrenberg und Judy Wajcman.


Aufsatz von Insa Härtel über die inszenierte Entsorgung der Geschichte anhand eines Stofftieres
In der aktuellen Ausgabe der multidisziplinären Zeitschrift "denkste: puppe (de:do)" mit dem Themenschwerpunkt "Puppen als Seelenverwandte – biographische Spuren von Puppen in Kunst, Literatur, Werk und Darstellung" ist ein Diskussionsbeitrag von IPU-Professorin Insa Härtel erschienen. In ihrem Aufsatz "Vergangenheitsmüll entsorgen? Ein Stofftier namens Checkpoint Charlie im Messie-TV" zeigt Insa Härtel am Beispiel einer Fernsehsendung auf, dass politisch-historische Dynamiken der deutschen Geschichte auch dort in Szene gesetzt werden, wo scheinbar menschlich-dingliche "Seelenverschwandschaften" das Zentrum bilden. Die Ausgabe kann hier digital bezogen werden.


Psychosozial-Verlag has published two volumes by IPU founder Christa Rohde-Dachser
In “Spuren des Verlorenen” (translation: Traces of the Lost), Christa Rohde-Dachser adopts psychoanalytic and sociological perspectives in exploring the ways in which people forever attempt to compensate for the loss of the early mother-child dyad and the resulting feeling of deprivation. Clinical presentations like borderline personality disorder or hysteria can be explained through this lens. The same is true for handling gender differences, which can involve gender-specific characteristics.

In her second work, “Was sich verändert und was bleibt” (translation: What changes and what remains), Christa Rohde-Dachser turns to the fundamental questions of human existence, which relate to the experiences of transience, the desire for immortality, and life in the current moment. She approaches these matters through psychoanalytic and societal reflections as well as film analysis. Her independent research indicates that gender differences play a role even in associated unconscious fantasies.


Large inclusion study led by Bernd Arbeck published
longitudinal study commissioned by the Berlin Senate “Anfangserfahrungen mit der Entwicklung der Inklusiven Schulen in Berlin” (translation: Initial Experiences in the Development of Inklusive Schools in Berlin). AiBe is one of the most extensive national inclusion studies to be published by the Waxmann publishing house. IPU professor Bernd Ahrbeck is one of the study’s authors who investigated and evaluated schools’ endeavors to jointly educate children both with and without disabilities.


Conversation analysis by Michael Buchholz et al. published in journal Frontiers
IPU senior professor Michael Buchholz, Timo Buchholz and Barbara Wülfing published a research article titled Doing Contrariness, which is a conversation analysis of the talk-in-interaction in a single therapy session with a traumatized child. The article is a part of the Talking and cure research topic, Michael Buchholz and Anssi Peräkylä have published as an anthology in the open access scientific journal Frontiers.


“Community and Nation” – Special Issue of Journal Sozialer Sinn (Social Sense)
The current release of the journal Sozialer Sinn is a special issue on the topic “Community and Nation”, and was released by IPU professor Thomas Kühn, Katrin Voigt, and Frank Schumann. The papers in this issue originate from the interdisciplinary conference “Notions of Community and Nation in the Context of Current Right-Wing Mobilization”, which took place on 28 & 29 February 2020 at IPU.


IPU Graduate awarded professorship in Zurich
Pierre-Carl Link, IPU graduate, has made an exceptional achievement: He will be taking up a professorship in Zurich. He was appointed to the professorship in schooling and education (Erziehung und Bildung) for children with impairments in socio-emotional development at the Zurich Training College for Teachers of Special Needs.


IPU podcast 50 Minutes is releasing new content again
The IPU podcast 50 Minutes has returned with a new episode. The conversation with IPU professor Gunther Meinlschmidt covers the question, “What exactly is mental health?” Is there even a time when one is mentally healthy? And at what point does it become disorder? During the coronavirus pandemic, this topic came into focus in an urgent way. This episode also asks the question of how we can understand the relationship between mental strain and mental disorder.

The podcast has a new concept and the team has grown. Find out more in the trailer. We invite all listeners to tune in to the relaunch of our psychoanalytic podcast.


New Anthology published by Michael Buchholz and Aleksandar Dimitrijević
The anthology, “Silence and Silencing in Psychoanalysis”, edited by IPU senior professor Michael Buchholz and IPU research associate Aleksandar Dimitrijević, was recently published by Routledge. The book approaches silence and silencing in psychoanalysis from multiple perspectives: the clinical and research perspectives, as well as philosophy, theology, linguistics and musicology.


IPU students release article in the journal psychosozial (psychosocial)
The current issue of the journal psychosozial, which addresses the topic of violence, was released by IPU senior professor Michael Buchholz. Among the articles is a microanalysis of violent situations such as the G20 summit in Hamburg. Over ten articles were written by IPU students in the English master’s program.


Listen to Joachim Küchenhoff’s Lecture in “Crisis Teaches Thinking” online
The lecture Joachim Küchenhoff held on 28 May, titled “The State of Emergency and the Individual – Insights in and with the pandemic,” took place within the lecture series “Crisis Teaches Thinking” and can now be found on Youtube. His thesis suggests that a state of emergency does not only result from a catastrophe, but also uncovers conflicts in the preceding societal situation. Among others topics, his lecture addresses how humans handle emergency situations. This is portrayed through experiences told to him during psychotherapy sessions. Joachim Küchenhoff is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Basel and also the chair of IPU Berlin’s Board of Directors.


Insa Härtel investigates film appropriation in the name of the pandemic
In the current issue of the online magazine nach dem film (after the film), IPU professor Insa Härtel addresses pandemic-related film appropriation. In the article, she looks into a clip, that is going around social media, in which scenes from the time-travel classic Back to the Future are brought together with coronavirus protective measures.