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Patricio Leone: “A veces el Psicoanálisis no sirve y tomas herramientas de la Sistémica, y tampoco sirve y tomas herramientas de la Cognitiva…”

Patricio Leone

Patricio Leone opina:

“El grupo me enseñó cuestiones legales, clínicas, académicas. Hoy no me considero ni psicoanalista, ni sistémico, ni cognitivo. No sé lo que soy, lo digo con un poco de pesar pero con orgullo, porque como no sé, puedo tomar de todas las corrientes, mi visión de la Psicología es que el norte sea mi paciente, no una orientación.

A veces el Psicoanálisis no sirve y tomas herramientas de la Sistémica, y tampoco sirve y tomas herramientas de la Cognitiva, y soy tan así que tengo un grupo de anti fans, un grupo de Cognitivos que me juegan en contra porque dicen que rechazo al Psicoanálisis; otro grupo porque soy Psicoanalista y dicen que rechazo a los Cognitivos.

Esto tiene que ver con la capacidad de integrar, lo digo humildemente, para a mí es el camino a seguir, no me voy a embanderar con ninguna corriente. La especie humana quiere etiquetar, quiere que tengas un rótulo, y si me queres etiquetar soy psicólogo, soy docente, soy runner, y soy trotskista, esas son mis etiquetas. Empecé siendo psicoanalista y ahora necesito de otras corrientes.”

Lee toda la entrevista con Patricio Leone (hecho por Yamila Musa, Editor de Argentina de Interlitq)

Interlitq publishes Geraldine Maxwell’s interview with Laura Moser, U. S. politician

Laura Moser

Geraldine Maxwell, Interlitq‘s UK Editor

Interlitq publishes Geraldine Maxwell‘s interview with Laura Moser, U. S. politician (Featured Interviews).

About Laura Moser

About Geraldine Maxwell

Geraldine Maxwell “immediately trusted” Laura Moser’s “infectious wit”

Laura Moser

Geraldine Maxwell

Forthcoming Interlitq Featured Interview: U.S. politician Laura Moser to be interviewed by Geraldine Maxwell, Interlitq‘s UK Editor.

Extract from Geraldine Maxwell‘s introduction to the interview:

“I immediately trusted her infectious wit, and wished I’d known her for the last three years, it would have made everything more fun.”

About Laura Moser

About Geraldine Maxwell

“How to speculate on the motivations of those who hate us?”: Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson: credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya

Fiona Sampson interviewed by Interlitq: read the entire interview:

Interlitq: I read somewhere that you had an English teacher who was quite hostile to you. Was this the case and, if so, why do you think it occurred? What were the dynamics of this relationship?

FS: How to speculate on the motivations of those who hate us? They just hate the whole way we “live and move and have our being”. She – this English teacher, who was also our form teacher, and whom we had for year after year because she had sort of half-adopted or anyway got too close to a girl in our class – was a kind of Miss Jean Brodie. She had pets and scapegoats and, well, let’s just say her boundaries were completely shot. I think things would be different today.

As for me, as usual for ages I didn’t notice: I was used to tough discipline. I just thought it was impersonal. But it wasn’t, and it’s a sadness because my life now is the legacy of that unkindness. Had she been a normal teacher, I would presumably have continued to love writing, and reading, as I had until she came along when I was about 13: I’d have gone straight to university at the usual age, made friends with a generation of writerly (instead of musical) peers, and – well, had years more to learn to be a writer. As it was, I ran away from her – and school, and writing – into music. I left school at sixteen with two A’levels.

Was there anything good about all this? It was an early lesson in the way you tend to be punished for doing something well: if you’re a girl, at least.



Fiona Sampson‘s Wikipedia entry.

Fiona Sampson‘s website.

Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Interlitq‘s Poetic Voices.

Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Interlitq‘s English Writers 1.

Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Issue 8 of Interlitq.

Fiona Sampson‘s In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein.

Rachell Hewitt reviews in The Guardian Fiona Sampson‘s In Search of Mary Shelley.

Mary Shelley‘s Wikipedia entry.

“…some parts of the media and a segment of ill-wishers in the West are trying to defame Islam…”: Imam Marwan Gill

Imam Marwan Gill

Interlitq: What is the greatest challenge for you as both an Islamic theologian and a practising Muslim?

MG: In my view, the world has become very materialistic and people have turned away from God. People are neglecting their responsibilities towards their Creator and failing to find a real purpose in their lives. As for those who do follow a religion, too often their faith is diluted and they pay mere lip-service to their so-called faith.

The other great challenge of this era is an increasing tide of Islamophobia in some parts of the Western world. I believe it is the case that some parts of the media and a segment of ill-wishers in the West are trying to defame Islam by spreading misconceptions about this faith. Sadly, some in the West attribute the evil actions of certain individuals and so-called Islamic organisations to the religion of Islam. And so the barbaric actions of a tiny minority come to taint a whole religion. Another factor here is that some questionable Muslim organisations exist who cloak their worldly and political ambitions behind the pure and peaceful face of Islam.

Read the entire Interlitq Featured Interview with Imam Marwan Gill.

Read “Islam teaches Love For All, Hatred For None” by Imam Marwan Gill.

Read “My journey as a Muslim in Argentina” by Imam Marwan Gill.

Read “Why do Muslims not celebrate Christmas?” by Imam Marwan Gill.

Imam Marwan Gill appointed Interlitq’s Islamic Affairs Editor.