Warren Colman

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This paper traces the similarities between the cluster of influences that informed my own training and practice as a British developmental Jungian analyst and those that led to the creation of intersubjective and relational analysis in America. Having outlined five main themes of relational analysis, I show how these were anticipated by several trends in(More)
Since the mid-1960s, occupational therapy has maintained a multiple-entry-route educational system that provides professional preparation leading to certification for a variety of candidates. This paper focuses on the 1970s and recounts a time marked by exploration of an assortment of entry-level routes that embraced the concept of laddering and included(More)
In this paper I developed a description of Freud's childhood environment and the events surrounding the life of his brother Julius. I examined some of Freud's dreams, letters, and theoretical writings for clues regarding the effect of his early traumatic life events related to Julius. As Alice Miller (1990) suggests, "... how fruitless historical research(More)
The idea of the third which appears in Jung's concepts of the transcendent function and the coniunctio also occurs in several psychoanalytic theories concerning the emergence of reflective and symbolic thought in childhood development (defined here as the development of 'imaginal capacity'). Noting the way this process is often conceived in terms of the(More)
This paper argues that real imagination depends on the capacity to acknowledge the absence of what is imagined from the world of material actuality. This leads on to a view of symbol formation as the operation of the transcendent function between the opposites of presence and absence. 'The imaginary' is contrasted with this as a defensive misuse of(More)
In 1948, several physiatrists, representing the emerging medical specialty of physical medicine, held a meeting at which they aggressively attempted to wrest control of occupational therapy's educational programs and national registry from the jurisdiction of the American Occupational Therapy Association. This paper offers one view of the events that led up(More)
This paper(1) takes the distinction between being conscious ('core consciousness') and knowing that one is conscious (self-reflexive consciousness) as a starting point for differentiating between three different aspects of the self: 1) the overall process of psychosomatic being which we share with all living creatures and which expresses itself through(More)
This paper describes some similarities and differences between contemporary approaches to analysis as practised by 'Freudians' and 'Jungians' in London today. It aims to contribute to mutual understanding between different schools of analysis by showing how the analyst's interventions can only be understood in terms of the theoretical context from which(More)
This article discusses the process and methods of historical research in relation to occupational therapy. The paper reviews the process of writing history, including data gathering, organization, and interpretation as well as the responsibilities of the historical researcher. The authors propose that the methods of historical research can be used by(More)
The purpose of this study was to document variation in affective responses to different types of traditional occupational therapy activities. Each of 45 subjects (24 psychiatric inpatients and 21 matched control subjects) participated in a series of four activities: leather lacing, working with clay, filing, and exercycling. Immediately following each(More)