Saturday, February 14, 2015

Conspiracy Theory in Criticism: The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis 5 by Robert Greenson— San Diego State University Press (SDSU Press)

She was found stripped with no sheets and barely alive. Strangely enough, there was nothing she could have swallowed, no pills with water or alcohol to suspect an overdose. It is speculated that when she was found she was barely alive, her doctor, Ralph Greenson, made sure that she was quiet before her story was known according to conspiracy theorists.

Ralph Greenson, the psychoanalysis, or the accomplice in Marilyn Monroe's death. Her trusted psychologist whom she may have had affairs with, administered the drugs to silence her. The secrets she held were too great for anyone's safety, with threats of exposing Kennedy family for who they really were.

The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed written by Jay Margolis, an investigative reporter and Richard Buskin a NY Times bestseller of 30 books. Creates a clearer image of what happened on her death August 5 1962 and what led up to it. 

With photos as well as interviews, they have been able to create a more concrete image of what happened and who was involved. She is said to have called the White House continually in order to get the President, Robert Kennedy's, attention. He finally concedes and visits her soon being seduced by her she ends up having affairs with both of the Kennedy brothers. Little by little, she began to write down the happenings and secrets held by the Kennedy's in a little red diary finally saying she would release it to the press if Robert Kennedy did not divorce his wife and marry her instead, making her the first lady.

Robert told Greenson that she was going to ruin him as well, despite her never saying so, he wanted to protect himself as well. She had been seeing him for anxiety and depression before it had turned into something else entirely. On the night of her death he was responsible for driving a needle of Pentobarital straight into her heart after a large dose of barbiturates in the form of an enema.

Explore the dialogue of his text, The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis 5, and see what conclusion you can infer from Monroe's death. Murderer, or famed psychoanalysis— you decide after reading the book.  

Deconstruction of the Psychoanalytical: The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis 4 by Ralph Greenson— A Psychologically Enlightening Journey of Criticism from The San Diego State University Press, SDSU Press

Ralph Greenson in his book The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis 4, gives us a new perspective of the currently existing practices of psychoanalysis, where the classification and treatment of the patient breaks away from the traditional, classical mold created by the masters of psychology. 

This interview helps current psychologists and students of psychology to troubleshoot and aid certain patients who may not fit into a textbook category. Greenson takes his interviewer through the steps of treating patients in a calmer more conclusive manner, allowing for a more positive result with each session.

He shows us how certain speech patterns as well as choices of words can alter the patient's opinion of the psychologist. As a result, the patient becomes easier to treat as they open themselves up to further "investigation" by the psychoanalyst.

His book has made a systematic process for both students and practicing psychologists to follow in order to guide the patient towards treatment. Helping to avoid possible problems during sessions and confronting problems that arise. Freud plays a large part in Greenson's ideas and practices, breaking apart the id, ego, and super ego. Taking care to analyze all three during each evaluation to make sure the best course of treatment is taken to address the patient's problems. 

The DSM5 published in 2013 has new mental disorders showing that psychology is evolving and changing the fundamentals of treatment, mental disorders, and highlighting that classical evaluation does not always work.

To consider further exploration of Ralph Greenson's idea and psychoanalytical approaches to treatment and case studies follow this link to find his book.

In a follow up article, we will explore controversial theories about Greenson and his possible involvement in a relationship with Monroe, the Kennedy's love affair, and the possible murder of Monroe. Click here for the follow up article on conspiracy theory and Monroe!