Monthly files: December 2013
Psychology is, by and large, a science dedicated to the study of mental processes such as attention, memory, perception and cognition.
From that base, there are three main branches of psychology: experimental psychology, industrial psychology and clinical psychology.
The word “patient” comes from the Latin “patior”, which means “to suffer”. Given that the person that comes to consult a psychologist is someone who suffers emotionally and wishes to receive help, it makes sense for that person to be a “patient”.
“Patior” also means “to experience, to wait”. The therapeutic process implies experiencing certain inner situations and also knowing how to wait so that change can take place, thus the word “patient” acquires its full meaning.
The Symposium of the Madrid Psychoanalytic Association (APM) held in Madrid in the Hotel Puerta de América from the 23rd to the 24th of November, 2014.
The subject of the APM Symposium this year was if current manifestations of sexuality are truly new or are they simply variations of the same sexuality that has always existed.
There were two major panelists: Juan Francisco Artaloytia is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Full Member of the APM, who works in Bilboa; Martina Burdet is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, Training Analyst at the APM, who works in Madrid.