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University Research Revealed By Southwoods Counseling May Prove Freud Right

May 20, 2012

CHICAGO, May 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Freud’s idea that dreams had meaning was revolutionary. Yet he did not scientifically prove his theories about the basic element of dreams, mental imagery. On Saturday, May 26th a poster session will be presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Illinois:

The Road You’ve Traveled: Validation Study of a Mental Imagery Task by Karen Giorgetti, Ph.D. Youngstown State University, Robert M. Roerich, M.D. and David E. Wilhelm, MSEd., LSW, Southwoods Counseling, Boardman, Ohio.

Dr. Karen Giorgetti is Chairman of psychology at Youngstown State University.

This session reveals the first university research that may prove Freud right. Ironically, Roerich’s work, the Roerich Psychodynamic Inventory (RPI), analyzes a person’s responses to walking down a road to uncover hidden, unconscious emotions and conflicts. “Mental imagery is the real deal, the basic visual unit of thinking and feeling. We access this consciously and not only through dreams,” said Roerich.

The university research on college students revealed that the RPI was significantly and positively related to scores on the Beck Depression Inventory II, the Life Attitudes Schedule, and the R-UCLA Loneliness Scale. Stage II of the research will examine the same measures in clinical settings with persons seeking psychiatric services and in women who have experienced trauma.

“Freud never proved psychoanalysis statistically but I never gave up. I’m not a quitter,” added Roerich.

Further information on Dr. Roerich’s work that lead to university research validation can be found at: http://shrinktank.com/theroad.htm

The researchers are attending the 24th annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science: Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Poster Session XII – Board: XII- 097
Saturday, May 26, 2012, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
River Exhibition Hall


SOURCE Southwoods Counseling

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