Below is a list of selected publications. 





Psychoanalysis in Hong Kong




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In English:


Is psychoanalysis missing from counseling in Hong Kong? (Abstract of a PhD research)

How to describe a psychoanalytic attitude?

Psychoanalysis in the Chinese context

Psychoanalysis and values

Psychoanalysis and Chinese culture. Some notes on the current debate on indigenization

Physical space and inner space: consequences of living in a high density city

Listening to the unconscious through dreams, jokes and negation

How psychoanalysis was born in Europe



In Italian:


Considerazioni su isteria e nevrosi ossessiva a partire da Freud e Lacan

Perche interrogarsi sulla parola?

Il concetto di morte in psicanalisi

E' possibile l'ascolto psicanalitico in istituzione psichiatrica?

Discorso sulla morte e discorso mortifero



Journal papers and book chapters:


Busiol, D. (2016). The Development of a Listening Scale. Research on Social Work Practice (ahead of printing).

Busiol, D. (2015). Factors Affecting the Understanding and Use of Psychoanalysis in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 63/3, 411-435.

Busiol, D. (2016). Help-seeking Behaviour and Attitudes towards Counselling: a Qualitative Study among Hong Kong Chinese University Students. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 44(4), 382-401. 

Busiol, D. (2013). The Language of the Other. In: Freund, P. (editor). Desire, Trauma and Otherness, The Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis, pp.1-24.

Busiol, D. (2013). Comment on Father Valignano’s letter to superior general Father Mercurian of 8th February 1574. In: Volpi, V. The Visitor: Valignano, Genius of the Renaissance who opened Asia to the West. Spirali, in co-edition with the Asian Collection of Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, pp.229-236.

Busiol, D. (2013). From the talking cure to the listening cure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis, 3 July 2013, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Busiol, D. (2012). The many names of Hong Kong: mapping language, silence and culture in China. Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology, 9(2), pp.207-226.

Busiol, D. (2011). Why the unconscious was not “discovered” in China? Paper presented at the “Seventh Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK)”, and later included in the acts of the conference.

Busiol, D. (2010). L’urgenza e la crisi. In: Busiol D. (editor), A ciascuno la sua crisi, Tracce Freudiane, ISBN 978-88-903792-2-2

Busiol, D. (2009). Guardare con gli occhi, vedere con le parole. In: Busiol D. (editor), L'arte, Dio e l’Inconscio, Tracce Freudiane, ISBN 978-88-903-792-1-5

Busiol, D. (2008). Sessualità e psicosi. In: Busiol D. (editor), L' atto sessuale o la sessualità in atto?, Tracce Freudiane, ISBN 978-88-903792-0-8



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