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Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
On-line version ISSN 1809-452X
SILVA, Julieta Freitas Ramalho da; YAZIGI, Latife and FIORE, Maria Luiza de Mattos. Psychoanalysis and University: the potential interface through psychoanalytic clinical research. Alice Glass-breaker. Rev. Bras. Psiquiatr. [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.2, pp. 152-155. Epub Apr 28, 2008. ISSN 1809-452X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-44462008005000011.
The relationships between Psychoanalysis, Science and Universities have been discussed since Freud and gained relevance over the 21st century as an important subject for Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysts who work in Universities are supposed to conduct research. This article comments on possible psychoanalytical research models and supports individual case clinical research through the psychoanalytical method itself, added on qualitative research elements. The authors study the psychoanalytical psychotherapy process and the mental functioning of a borderline patient treated for four years in a public university institution. Approximately 120 of 340 sessions were registered. They were read and re-read by the investigator-psychoanalyst as if they were narratives and revealed some meaningful developments from the psychoanalyst-patient.
Keywords : Psychoanalysis; Case studies; Qualitative research; Borderline personality disorder; Suicide, attempted.