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  1. Clinical wisdom in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy: a philosophical and qualitative analysis.

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    Baum-Baicker, Cynthia; Sisti, Dominic A

    2012-01-01

    To precisely define wisdom has been an ongoing task of philosophers for millennia. Investigations into the psychological dimensions of wisdom have revealed several features that make exemplary persons "wise." Contemporary bioethicists took up this concept as they retrieved and adapted Aristotle's intellectual virtue of phronesis for applications in medical contexts. In this article, we build on scholarship in both psychology and medical ethics by providing an account of clinical wisdom qua phronesis in the context of the practice of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. With the support of qualitative data, we argue that the concept of clinical wisdom in mental healthcare shares several of the key ethical dimensions offered by standard models of phronesis in medical ethics and serves as a useful, albeit overlooked, reference point for a broader development of virtue-based medical ethics. We propose that the features of clinical wisdom are pragmatic skills that include, but are not limited to, an awareness of balance, the acceptance of paradox, and a particular clinical manner that maintains a deep regard for the other. We offer several suggestions for refining training programs and redoubling efforts to provide long-term mentorship opportunities for trainees in clinical mental healthcare in order to cultivate clinical wisdom.

  2. Emotional intelligence: the Sine Qua Non for a clinical leadership toolbox.

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    Rao, Paul R

    2006-01-01

    Over the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that although IQ and technical skills are important, emotional intelligence is the Sine Qua Non of leadership. According to Goleman [Goleman, D. (1998). What makes a leader? Harvard Business Review, 93-102] "effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of emotional intelligence...and can also be linked to strong performance." The original five dimensions of EIQ are described and applied to both supervisory and clinical scenarios. As a result of reading this work, you will be able to: (1) define and provide an illustration of each of the five components of emotional intelligence (EIQ); (2) outline the relationship of EIQ to success in your profession and your personal life; (3) create a strategic action plan to enhance each dimension of EIQ in your daily life; (4) list at least three real-life experiences that could have resulted a favorable outcome with an improved EIQ; (5) complete a self-evaluation of your EIQ.

  3. Emotional Intelligence: The Sine Qua Non for a Clinical Leadership Toolbox

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    Rao, Paul R.

    2006-01-01

    Over the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that although IQ and technical skills are important, emotional intelligence is the Sine Qua Non of leadership. According to Goleman [Goleman, D. (1998). What makes a leader? "Harvard Business Review," 93-102] "effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of…

  4. University discourse and the function of supervised stage in clinic-school: contributions from psychoanalysis

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    Rosane Zétola Lustoza

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The transmission of Psychoanalysis at the university is questionable because there is a tension between the rules that governs the university discourse and analytic discourse. The article intends to point out some limits and possibilities of working with Psychoanalysis at the university. Initially features two discourses based on Lacanian theory. Following, it investigates the valuation model used in universities as a contemporary version of university discourse. In this model, the issues of subjectivity are silenced in favor of valuing quantity of knowledge. Finally, the article elects supervised stage as a privileged moment of the transmission of Psychoanalysis at the university. Despite the difficulties, we conclude that clinical experience acquired at clinical-school has a positive function because it requires that the intern be responsible for his/her practice.

  5. Psychoanalysis of maturescence (definition, metapsychology, and clinical practice).

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    Montero, Mag Guillermo Julio

    2015-12-01

    This article offers an entirely new way of addressing middle age or mid-life. It uses the neologism maturescence to denote this process's metapsychological feature, and it proposes a meta-psychology of maturescence in order to allow a 'direct understanding of maturescence' instead of the 'indirect understanding of maturescence', which psychoanalytic literature generally alludes to. The paper examines somatic processes specific to male and female climacterics and is focused on to the tension between the soma and the body. It examines the drive increase that Freud posed in climacterics and the somatic climacteric imbalance that begets specific drive activity demanding psychic work, with very different pathways depending on the individual's specific working-through activity. It discusses what happens to the individual when he/she is no longer able to procreate and begins to age; why this process is equivalent for individuals who had children and for others who could not or did not. This somatic event provides a universal constant from which it is possible to understand any individual variable. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  6. Child mental hygiene and psychoanalysis at the clinic of conduct, Santiago de Chile, 1936-1938

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    Silvana Vetö

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Taking stance in a situated perspective, this article looks into one of the first Chilean state initiatives aimed at the study and care of child psyche. This institution that has not yet been explored by specialized literature: the Clinic of Conduct, founded in the city of Santiago in 1936 as part of the Special School of Development, which was created in the context of a the Educational Reform of 1928. The Clinic of Conduct launched a state managed mental hygiene programme that included psychoanalysis as its main reference at a time when psychoanalysis was not yet a regular reference in the local medical world. We are thus interested in analysing context in which this initiatives were created and the ways in which mental hygiene and psychoanalysis were appropriated and used in an institution in which the principal interest was not the defence or legitimation of a singular theory, but the approach to specific social problems such as child delinquency and education. Some characteristics of the history of psy knowledges in Chile emerge from this study, showing how they unfold on the scenario of social problems and how they relate to other disciplines and practices such as criminology and pedagogy.

  7. Approach to the notice of insanity. Symptom - mental health and clinical structures. Psychology and psychoanalysis

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    Jorge Enrique Chacón-Afanador

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The present work of reflection proposes the approach of the concepts of clinical structures and mental health, starting from the position of psychoanalysis and the question is asked if it is possible to think the madness within them. To do this, it starts from an approach to training and symptom in psychoanalysis and psychology, pointing out the importance of differentiating the psychic from the organic, as well as the psychic from the mental. In this sense, the concept of mental health proposed by WHO is addressed and the place of psychology and psychoanalysis in this concept is questioned. In the same way a reflection is made around the questions: Is it possible to speak of madness in the XXI century, when psychiatry has tried to eradicate this term? To talk about crazy again is to return to a debate that has somehow been left out of the scientific debate? Is it possible to think nowadays the importance of elaborating a nosography that includes Insanity?

  8. MEDITATIVE PSYCHOANALYSIS.

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    Rubin, Jeffrey B

    2016-03-01

    Psychoanalysis and meditation not only compensate for the other's blind spots, but also, when practiced together, can provide a richer experience than either discipline pursued alone. After considering the way meditation cultivates heightened attentiveness, refines sensory clarity, lessens self-criticism, and increases affect tolerance, thereby deepening psychoanalytic listening, I'll examine how psychoanalytic perspectives on unconscious communication and meaning illuminate and transform the nearsightedness of meditation, aiding therapists and clients in understanding troubling thoughts, feelings, and behavior. This helps therapists deepen their capacity to help those people with whom they work. The paper also attempts to illuminate how the therapeutic relationship, conceived of in a freer and more empathic way--as the vehicle for both validating a person's experience and providing opportunities for new forms of relatedness and self-transformation--provides a crucible in which old and dysfunctional ways of caring for oneself and relating to other people emerge and new patterns of self-care and intimacy can be established. In the concluding section, I will delineate meditative psychoanalysis, my own integration of meditation and psychoanalysis. Clinical material will illustrate my theoretical reflections.

  9. Should psychoanalysis become a science?

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    Appelbaum, Jerome

    2011-03-01

    I wish to formulate in broad outline an approach to the conceptualization of psychoanalysis that is divested from theory. This view sees the core of psychoanalysis as a humanistic practice, first and foremost guided by the individuality of the dyadic encounter, rather than as a science. I will not argue for any particular view of psychoanalysis. Instead I marshal a series of considerations from the humanities, to frame a conceptualization of psychoanalysis as a clinically based interpretive discipline having a unique mission. Finally, I will present a futuristic hypothetical scenario whose aim is to show why psychoanalysis will remain a viable enterprise basically as conceived by Freud.

  10. PSYCHOANALYSIS AS APPLIED AESTHETICS.

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    Richmond, Stephen H

    2016-07-01

    The question of how to place psychoanalysis in relation to science has been debated since the beginning of psychoanalysis and continues to this day. The author argues that psychoanalysis is best viewed as a form of applied art (also termed applied aesthetics) in parallel to medicine as applied science. This postulate draws on a functional definition of modernity as involving the differentiation of the value spheres of science, art, and religion. The validity criteria for each of the value spheres are discussed. Freud is examined, drawing on Habermas, and seen to have erred by claiming that the psychoanalytic method is a form of science. Implications for clinical and metapsychological issues in psychoanalysis are discussed. © 2016 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  11. Psychoanalysis today

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    FONAGY, PETER

    2003-01-01

    The paper discusses the precarious position of psychoanalysis, a therapeutic approach which historically has defined itself by freedom from constraint and counted treatment length not in terms of number of sessions but in terms of years, in today's era of empirically validated treatments and brief structured interventions. The evidence that exists for the effectiveness of psychoanalysis as a treatment for psychological disorder is reviewed. The evidence base is significant and growing, but less than might meet criteria for an empirically based therapy. The author goes on to argue that the absence of evidence may be symptomatic of the epistemic difficulties that psychoanalysis faces in the context of 21st century psychiatry, and examines some of the philosophical problems faced by psychoanalysis as a model of the mind. Finally some changes necessary in order to ensure a future for psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapies within psychiatry are suggested. PMID:16946899

  12. On teaching psychoanalysis.

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    Ogden, Thomas H

    2006-08-01

    Teaching psychoanalysis is no less an art than is the practice of psychoanalysis. As is true of the analytic experience, teaching psychoanalysis involves an effort to create clearances in which fresh forms of thinking and dreaming may emerge, with regard to both psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice. Drawing on his experience of leading two ongoing psychoanalytic seminars, each in its 25th year, the author offers observations concerning (1) teaching analytic texts by reading them aloud, line by line, in the seminar setting, with a focus on how the writer is thinking/writing and on how the reader is altered by the experience of reading; (2) treating clinical case presentations as experiences in collective dreaming in which the seminar members make use of their own waking dreaming to assist the presenter in dreaming aspects of his experience with the patient that the analytic pair has not previously been able to dream; (3) reading poetry and fiction as a way of enhancing the capacity of the seminar members to be aware of and alive to the effects created by the patient's and the analyst's use of language; and (4) learning to overcome what one thought one knew about conducting analytic work, i.e. learning to forget what one has learned.

  13. What hath freud wrought? Current confusion and controversies about the clinical practice of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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    Chessick, Richard D

    2014-12-01

    This article discusses the current state of psychoanalysis and the challenges to the fundamental premises of Freud's psychoanalysis by those who have shifted to relationship or so-called two-person psychologies in our field. The author begins by briefly describing a parallel to the recent history of psychoanalysis in the sudden rise and fall of scholastic philosophy in the 14th century. He then focuses on contemporary attacks on Freud's psychoanalysis as a science, based on the contention by two-person psychologists that free association by the patient and evenly hovering attention by the analyst are actually impossible. He reviews Freud's idea of psychoanalysis, discusses psychodynamic psychotherapy, both conceived as scientific treatment procedures, and describes the current assault on their metapsychological and epistemological foundations. Returning to the parallel between what happened to medieval scholasticism and what has happened to psychoanalysis, he examines why this happened, and the resulting fragmentation of psychoanalytic practice. The article concludes with suggestions for the integration of various schools of psychoanalysis, reminding us of Benjamin Franklin's warning: "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."

  14. Beyond Clinical Case Studies in Psychoanalysis: A Review of Psychoanalytic Empirical Single Case Studies Published in ISI-Ranked Journals

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    Reitske Meganck

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Single case studies are at the origin of both theory development and research in the field of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. While clinical case studies are the hallmark of psychoanalytic theory and practice, their scientific value has been strongly criticized. To address problems with the subjective bias of retrospective therapist reports and uncontrollability of clinical case studies, systematic approaches to investigate psychotherapy process and outcome at the level of the single case have been developed. Such empirical case studies are also able to bridge the famous gap between academic research and clinical practice as they provide clinically relevant insights into how psychotherapy works. This study presents a review of psychoanalytic empirical case studies published in ISI-ranked journals and maps the characteristics of the study, therapist, patient en therapies that are investigated. Empirical case studies increased in quantity and quality (amount of information and systematization over time. While future studies could pay more attention to providing contextual information on therapist characteristics and informed consent considerations, the available literature provides a basis to conduct meta-studies of single cases and as such contribute to knowledge aggregation.

  15. Beyond Clinical Case Studies in Psychoanalysis: A Review of Psychoanalytic Empirical Single Case Studies Published in ISI-Ranked Journals

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    Meganck, Reitske; Inslegers, Ruth; Krivzov, Juri; Notaerts, Liza

    2017-01-01

    Single case studies are at the origin of both theory development and research in the field of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. While clinical case studies are the hallmark of psychoanalytic theory and practice, their scientific value has been strongly criticized. To address problems with the subjective bias of retrospective therapist reports and uncontrollability of clinical case studies, systematic approaches to investigate psychotherapy process and outcome at the level of the single case have been developed. Such empirical case studies are also able to bridge the famous gap between academic research and clinical practice as they provide clinically relevant insights into how psychotherapy works. This study presents a review of psychoanalytic empirical case studies published in ISI-ranked journals and maps the characteristics of the study, therapist, patient en therapies that are investigated. Empirical case studies increased in quantity and quality (amount of information and systematization) over time. While future studies could pay more attention to providing contextual information on therapist characteristics and informed consent considerations, the available literature provides a basis to conduct meta-studies of single cases and as such contribute to knowledge aggregation. PMID:29046660

  16. Psychoanalysis at the millennium.

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    Chessick, R D

    2000-01-01

    This article explains and discusses the immense complexity of the psychoanalytic process as it is becoming increasingly understood at the millennium, and offers the possibility that it can be viewed from at least five channels of psychoanalytic listening. The careful ongoing examination of the transference-countertransference interactions or enactments, and their "analytic third" (32) location in the transitional space is extremely important in psychoanalytic practice. We must be careful in our interpretations of the clinical data not to stray any farther from the fundamental concepts of Freud than is necessary, lest we end up with a set of conflicting speculative metaphysical systems and become a marginalized esoteric cult. Freud's work remains our basic paradigm, the core of psychoanalysis, even though his papers on technique and his emphasis on the curative power of interpretation are from a one-person psychology standpoint and his view of psychoanalysis as just another empirical 19th-century science requires proper understanding and emendation in the light of accumulated clinical experience since his time.

  17. [On the use and abuse of the history of psychoanalysis for psychoanalysis].

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    Will, Herbert

    2009-01-01

    This paper intends to stimulate reflection about the history and historiography of psychoanalysis. Starting from Nietzsche's distinction of "monumental", "antiquarian" and "critical" historiography, the author discusses typical approaches to the history of psychoanalysis and recommends taking the historian's subjective motivations into account. He discriminates between analysts engaging in historical research alongside their clinical work, and historians of psychoanalysis coming from other disciplines. None of the parties involved can do without self-reflection: Psychoanalysis and its institutions need their history as an agent of self-critical reference; analysts working historically need the disidentification from their clinical convictions; and "external" scholars need an enabling self-confidence that allows for a critical interpretation of the history of psychoanalysis.

  18. Psychoanalysis and creative living.

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    Rubin, Jeffrey B

    2003-01-01

    Psychoanalysis is ambivalent about creativity and its own creative potential. On the one hand, psychoanalysis offers enormous resources for elucidating obstacles to creativity, that way of living, making and relating to self and others that is fresh, vital, unpredictable and open to feedback and evolution. On the other hand, when we analysts know too much beforehand about what a work of art really means or the fundamental and singular motives of creativity, then psychoanalysis unconsciously partakes of a perverse scenario in which the work of art serves as merely a means to the author's ends and is psychologically colonized. When psychoanalysis is The Discipline That Knows, then art has nothing new to teach psychoanalysts and our field is impoverished. "Psychoanalysis and Creative Living" attempts to elucidate how psychoanalysis could work through this tension between its creative and perverse possibilities and foster creative living.

  19. Polycystic ovary syndrome: Is obesity a sine qua non? A clinical, hormonal, and metabolic assessment in relation to body mass index

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    Pikee Saxena

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective : To determine the proportion of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS patients who have normal body mass index (BMI and to compare the clinical, hormonal, and metabolic profile between lean and overweight patients of PCOS. Materials and Methods: One hundred consecutive infertile women with PCOS were studied and divided into lean (BMI between 18.5 and 23 and overweight (BMI ≥ 23. Metabolic and hormonal profile (serum FSH, LH, testosterone, prolactin, TSH on days 2-3 of menstrual cycle; serum progesterone premenstrually; serum insulin-fasting and 2 hours postglucose, glucose tolerance test, and fasting serum lipid profile was performed along with pelvic sonogropahy; and clinical features, viz. waist hip ratio, hirsutism, acne, acanthosis nigricans, and clitoromegaly were recorded. Results: 42% of the PCOS subjects had normal BMI. Average age, hirsutism (80.9% vs. 89.7%, irregular cycles (92.8% vs. 96.6%, acne (9.5% vs. 15.5%, clitoromegaly (2.3% vs. 3.4%, endometrial thickness >4 mm (9.5% vs. 15.5%, and hormonal profile were similar in the lean and overweight PCOS groups. Family history of diabetes (9.5% vs. 24.1%, abnormal glucose tolerance test (GTT (4.7% vs. 10.3%, deranged lipid profile (14.2% vs. 31%, and 2-hour postprandial insulin levels were higher in the overweight PCOS (P < 0.05. Insulin resistance was observed in 83.3% of lean PCOS but was still lower than 93.1% seen in overweight PCOS (P < 0.05. Conclusion: 42% of the PCOS had normal BMI, but clinical and hormonal profile was similar to PCOS patients with elevated BMI (overweight/obese. However, insulin resistance is observed in 83.3% of lean PCOS. Family history of diabetes, impaired GTT, deranged lipid profile, and insulin resistance were more prevalent in overweight PCOS.

  20. [Autism and infantile psychosis. Theoretical and clinical contributions of the psychoanalysis].

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    Fendrik, Silvia

    2005-01-01

    This article describes the different theories of various authors that have tried to explain, from the psychoanalytic theory, the early childhood autistic disorder described by Leo Kanner in 1943. Autism differs from other childhood disorders and is characterized by a significant disconnection. This article sustains that there are two different lines of thought. One that explains the disorder as a regression during a normal phase of development; and the other as an early defense in response to extreme situations. These two theories are present in all the current considerations about autism as a theoretical debate that goes beyond the clinical observation and determines the direction of the cure.

  1. Psychoanalysis, science and the seductive theory of Karl Popper.

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    Grant, Don C; Harari, Edwin

    2005-06-01

    To present a critique of the ideas of Karl Popper, the philosopher of science, whose depiction of psychoanalysis as a pseudoscience is often used to justify attacks on psychoanalysis. Published sources are used to provide a brief intellectual biography of Popper, a summary of his concept of science and a summary of criticisms of Popper's view of science. His depiction of psychoanalysis and Freud's reply are presented. Clinical, experimental and neurobiological research which refutes Popper's view is summarized. There is a vast scholarly published work critical of Popper's falsifiability criterion of science. Less recognized is Popper's misunderstanding and misrepresentation of psychoanalysis; his argument against it is logically flawed and empirically false. Even if Popper's theory of science is accepted, there is considerable clinical, experimental and neurobiological research in psychoanalysis which meets Popper's criterion of science. Attacks on psychoanalysis based on Popper's theory of science are ill-founded and reflect inadequate scholarship.

  2. The translational metaphor in psychoanalysis.

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    Kirshner, Lewis

    2015-02-01

    The translational metaphor in psychoanalysis refers to the traditional method of interpreting or restating the meaning of verbal and behavioral acts of a patient in other, presumably more accurate terms that specify the forces and conflicts underlying symptoms. The analyst translates the clinical phenomenology to explain its true meaning and origin. This model of analytic process has been challenged from different vantage points by authors presenting alternative conceptions of therapeutic action. Although the temptation to find and make interpretations of clinical material is difficult to resist, behaving in this way places the analyst in the position of a teacher or diagnostician, seeking a specific etiology, which has not proven fruitful. Despite its historical appeal, I argue that the translational model is a misleading and anachronistic version of what actually occurs in psychoanalysis. I emphasize instead the capacity of analysis to promote the emergence of new forms of representation, or figuration, from the unconscious, using the work of Lacan, Laplanche, and Modell to exemplify this reformulation, and provide clinical illustrations of how it looks in practice. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  3. Sartre's Freud and the future of Sartrean psychoanalysis.

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    Schuster, S C

    1998-01-01

    I describe Sartre's analysis of Freud as an exemplary case study in existential psychoanalysis, a kind of anti-psychiatric analysis; in addition Sartre's analysis of Freud is a practical critique of the latter's theory. Sartre's overall aim is revolutionary, not primarily concerned with healing people; his method transcends the traditional aims of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The paper is divided into four sections: 1) Sartrean Existential Psychoanalysis: An explanation of the basic understandings of Sartre's Existentialism and Psychoanalysis. 2) Sartre and Anti-psychiatry: An analysis of the relation and influence of Sartre's philosophy on R.D. Laing's anti-psychiatry, and a review of the contemporary anti-psychiatric practice of the Philadelphia Association. 3) Sartre's Case-study of Freud: An exemplary application of Sartrean psychoanalysis and a critique of traditional psychoanalysis. 4) Transcending the Boundaries of Therapy: A proposal for a radical application of Sartre's philosophy that extends beyond the aims of clinical approaches.

  4. [Psychoanalysis and Side Effect].

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    Shirahase, Joichiro

    2015-01-01

    A study of psychoanalysis from the perspective of side effects reveals that its history was a succession of measures to deal with its own side effects. This, however, does not merely suggest that, as a treatment method, psychoanalysis is incomplete and weak: rather, its history is a record of the growth and development of psychoanalysis that discovered therapeutic significance from phenomena that were initially regarded as side effects, made use of these discoveries, and elaborated them as a treatment method. The approach of research seen during the course of these developments is linked to the basic therapeutic approach of psychoanalysis. A therapist therefore does not draw conclusions about a patient's words and behaviors from a single aspect, but continues to make efforts to actively discover a variety of meanings and values from them, and to make the patient's life richer and more productive. This therapeutic approach is undoubtedly one of the unique aspects of psychoanalysis. I discuss the issue of psychoanalysis and side effects with the aim of clarifying this unique characteristic of psychoanalysis. The phenomenon called resistance inevitably emerges during the process of psychoanalytic treatment. Resistance can not only obstruct the progress of therapy; it also carries the risk of causing a variety of disadvantages to the patient. It can therefore be seen as an adverse effect. However, if we re-examine this phenomenon from the perspective of transference, we find that resistance is in fact a crucial tool in psychoanalysis, and included in its main effect, rather than a side effect. From the perspective of minimizing the character of resistance as a side effect and maximizing its character as a main effect, I have reviewed logical organization, dynamic evaluation, the structuring of treatment, the therapist's attitudes, and the training of therapists. I conclude by stating that psychoanalysis has aspects that do not match the perspective known as a side

  5. Sartre and psychoanalysis.

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    Phillips, J

    1986-05-01

    Why read Sartre? Such is the question which is addressed in this article. In a series of publications, principally his monumental Being and Nothingness (1943), the French philosopher of existentialism challenged traditional psychoanalysis with his "existential psychoanalysis." It has remained a matter of debate whether Sartre's alternative approach to the analysis of human motivation and behavior has any value for the psychoanalytic therapist or theorist. In recent publications two clinicians, Charles Hanly (1979) and Richard Chessick (1984), who have read Sartre extensively, respond negatively, arguing that there is nothing productive in Sartre's challenge to Freudian psychoanalysis. In this article I would like to take issue with that point of view and argue that there is indeed much to be gained from reading Sartre, that the challenge which he poses to traditional psychoanalytic thinking with his "existential psychoanalysis" is in fact a productive one for the contemporary clinician and theorist.

  6. Anglicising psychoanalysis innocently.

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    Bourne, Harold

    2010-06-01

    Finding Freud not properly on his feet, Rycroft turned him upright. Not by producing yet another school of psychoanalysis, but by pseudo-innocently amending its German polysyllabic script radically into English, and so revealing too how humanity is distinctly and to the very depths a symbolising animal. The present study describes how he contrived both to achieve all this, along with eminence in English society, and perversely to remain unconsciously and steadfastly little known or audible in the world of psychoanalysis.

  7. The science of psychoanalysis

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    Lacewing, Michael

    2018-01-01

    For psychoanalysis to qualify as scientific psychology, it needs to generate data that can evidentially support theoretical claims. Its methods, therefore, must at least be capable of correcting for biases produced in the data during the process of generating it; and we must be able to use the data in sound forms of inference and reasoning. Critics of psychoanalysis have claimed that it fails on both counts, and thus whatever warrant its claims have derive from other sources. In this article,...

  8. A HISTORICAL REPRISE: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON PROGRESS IN PSYCHOANALYSIS.

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    Axelrod, Steven D

    2015-06-01

    The papers from the American Journal of Psychoanalysis 1956 and 1965 roundtables on what is effective in the therapeutic process are viewed through the lens of psychoanalysis' evolution over the past 50-60 years. With the passage of time, the contributions of the Interpersonal School to mainstream psychoanalysis have become clearer, especially with respect to mutative factors in the patient-analyst relationship. These papers from the 50s and 60s are also products of the internecine battles of the time, in which the different schools of psychoanalysis tried to claim absolute truth and assert hegemony in the field. The author argues that real progress in psychoanalysis has occurred through research and clinical/theoretical discovery, yielding an informed pluralism that mirrors the diversity and complexity of our work with patients.

  9. Psychoanalysis across civilizations: a personal journey.

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    Roland, Alan

    2003-01-01

    This journey started in 1950 at Antioch College when I wrote a required Life Aims paper to make a comparative study of East and West in philosophy, religion, art, literature, and the social sciences. In 1977 I went to India on a grant for clinical psychoanalytic research to assess the psychological effects of Westernization on Indians, to ascertain differences in configurations of the self from American patients, and to reexamine psychoanalysis. Realizing I had a tiger by the tail, I had to do just what I had envisaged and completely forgotten about in my Life Aims paper, only now to focus on psychoanalysis. I went to Japan in 1982 for an inter-Asian psychological comparison, which had never been done. Returning home necessitated two more journeys: to understand the encounter of Asian patients with the radically different American cultural/psychological world; and to explore the dialogue psychoanalysts have had with the cultural roots of psychoanalysis in modern Western individualism.

  10. What is conceptual research in psychoanalysis?

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    Leuzinger-Bohleber, Marianne; Fischmann, Tamara

    2006-10-01

    The development of psychoanalysis as a science and clinical practice has always relied heavily on various forms of conceptual research. Thus, conceptual research has clarified, formulated and reformulated psychoanalytic concepts permitting to better shape the findings emerging in the clinical setting. By enhancing clarity and explicitness in concept usage it has facilitated the integration of existing psychoanalytic thinking as well as the development of new ways of looking at clinical and extraclinical data. Moreover, it has offered conceptual bridges to neighbouring disciplines particularly interested in psychoanalysis, e.g. philosophy, sociology, aesthetics, history of art and literature, and more recently cognitive science/neuroscience. In the present phase of psychoanalytic pluralism, of worldwide scientific communication among psychoanalysts irrespective of language differences and furthermore of an intensifying dialogue with other disciplines, the relevance of conceptual research is steadily increasing. Yet, it still often seems insufficiently clear how conceptual research can be differentiated from clinical and empirical research in psychoanalysis. Therefore, the Subcommittee for Conceptual Research of the IPA presents some of its considerations on the similarities and the differences between various forms of clinical and extraclinical research, their specific aims, quality criteria and thus their specific chances as well as their specific limitations in this paper. Examples taken from six issues of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis in 2002-3 serve as illustrations for seven different subtypes of conceptual research.

  11. Investigation of the Psychic Space in Psychoanalysis

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    I M Kadyrov; O S Shirokova

    2008-01-01

    The paper deals with different aspects of the psychic space in psychoanalysis. The authors suggest a classification of personality types which may be useful in a clinical-psychological research of the psychic space in patients with agora-claustrophobic disorders.

  12. The psychoanalysis of art: some ends, some means.

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    Kaplan, D M

    1988-01-01

    The psychoanalysis of art has been a lively activity for virtually a century, ever since Freud first likened certain findings of his self-analysis to certain turns of plot in Oedipus Rex and Hamlet. Yet over this time a lack of clarity has persisted with respect to the kind of knowledge applied psychoanalysis achieves and its means of justification. Starting with the observation that clinical and applied psychoanalysis are, in every respect, radically different endeavors, this paper goes on to identify some ends and means of the psychoanalytic study of art and to suggest a few criteria of adequacy for the outcomes of such study.

  13. Relational psychoanalysis: a historical background.

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    Berman, E

    1997-01-01

    The author hopes Relational Psychoanalysis, as a broad emphasis on Self and Other, will not develop into another constraining and dogmatic school. In studying its sources I wish to maintain a dialectical view, and avoid ancestor worship. For me, its roots can be found both in the inner contradictions of theorists, such as Freud and Klein, and in the intense and generative dyads they created, particularly Freud-Ferenczi and Klein-Winnicott, where the defiance of the older colleague's authority led the younger one toward better understanding of relational dynamics. While both Fairbairn and Sullivan failed to draw full clinical conclusions from their innovative theoretical models, their work-as well as the contributions of Balint, Guntrip, Racker, Kohut and others, and the growing dissatisfaction with the traditional drive-defense model-helped Greenberg and Mitchell formulate in the 1980s their new relational integration. These ideas are most fully expressed in the Relational Track of NYU's postdoctoral psychoanalytic program, and in the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues. Among major issues debated by relational theorists are motivation (wish/need/drive), knowledge and truth in relationships (social constructivism), relational developmental models, the nature of intersubjectivity, the significance of feminism and postmodernism for psychoanalysis, and the implications of a relational approach for technique and for training.

  14. [Psychoanalysis is dying, psychoanalysis is dead, long live the RCMP!].

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    Peraldi, F

    1981-01-01

    In this article the author is interested by psychoanalysis as a theoretical practice. He makes the connection between psychoanalysis and marxism, and shows us that Freud was not as far removed from marxism as some people think. His reflexions and experiences bring him to strongly criticize psychiatry which, in his view, is a repressive practice contributing to the murder of psychoanalysis as a practice which questions the truth of the subject.

  15. Psychoanalysis and the nuclear threat

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    Levine, H.B.; Jacobs, D.; Rubin, L.J.

    1988-01-01

    {ital Psychoanalysis and the Nuclear Threat} provides coverage of the dynamic and clinical considerations that follow from life in the nuclear age. Of special clinical interest are chapters dealing with the developmental consequences of the nuclear threat in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and those exploring the technical issues raised by the occurrence in analytic and psychotherapeutic hours of material related to the nuclear threat. Additional chapters bring a psychoanalytic perspective to bear on such issues as the need to have enemies, silence as the real crime, love, work, and survival in the nuclear age, the relationship of the nuclear threat to issues of mourning and melancholia, apocalyptic fantasies, the paranoid process, considerations of the possible impact of gender on the nuclear threat, and the application of psychoanalytic thinking to nuclear arms strategy. Finally, the volume includes the first case report in the English language---albeit a brief psychotherapy---involving the treatment of a Hiroshima survivor.

  16. Psychoanalysis, psychobiology, and homosexuality.

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    Friedman, R C; Downey, J

    1993-01-01

    The potential role of biological influences in human sexual orientation was considered more seriously during the early phases of psychoanalysis than in the years since World War II. Recently studies of homosexuality and heterosexuality in the neurosciences have attracted widespread attention both in the scientific and lay communities. The salience of these new data for psychoanalytic theory and practice is just beginning to be explored. In this article, we review research on sexual orientation in the following areas: genetics, crosscultural studies, studies of development in individuals with abnormal prenatal hormone exposure, childhood play patterns, and brain studies in both nonhumans and humans. Differences between male and female homosexuality are explored. We propose that psychoanalytic theory can grow and profit from a careful consideration of new findings in the psychobiology of sexuality, and that the interaction between mind and body is the appropriate purview of psychoanalysis.

  17. Gombrich, Art and Psychoanalysis

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    2014-01-01

    Ernst H. Gombrich has always shown particular attention to the psychology of art as psychology of representation (and enjoyment) of art. In addition, through his friendship with Ernst Kris, who had been a respected art historian in the staff of the Kunsthisthoriches Museum in Vienna before becoming an important psychoanalyst, Gombrich devoted some fundamental essays on the contribution of psychoanalysis to the study of art.The main novelty and the most original feature of his contribution to ...

  18. Psychoanalysis as poetry.

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    Vivona, Jeanine M

    2013-12-01

    Like psychoanalysis, poetry is possible because of the nature of verbal language, particularly its potentials to evoke the sensations of lived experience. These potentials are vestiges of the personal relational context in which language is learned, without which there would be no poetry and no psychoanalysis. Such a view of language infuses psychoanalytic writings on poetry, yet has not been fully elaborated. To further that elaboration, a poem by Billy Collins is presented to illustrate the sensorial and imagistic potentials of words, after which the interpersonal processes of language development are explored in an attempt to elucidate the original nature of words as imbued with personal meaning, embodied resonance, and emotion. This view of language and the verbal form allows a fuller understanding of the therapeutic processes of speech and conversation at the heart of psychoanalysis, including the relational potentials of speech between present individuals, which are beyond the reach of poetry. In one sense, the work of the analyst is to create language that mobilizes the experiential, memorial, and relational potentials of words, and in so doing to make a poet out of the patient so that she too can create such language.

  19. Finding the common ground: contemporary psychoanalysis and substance abuse treatment.

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    Rothschild, Debra; Gellman, Melinda

    2009-01-01

    Recent changes in psychoanalysis and substance abuse treatment are healing long-standing rifts that had kept these two fields apart. This article elaborates the historical positions that contributed to the schism and describes how the harm reduction model of substance abuse treatment and the relational orientation in psychoanalysis can bring them together. Three clinical examples illustrate how integrating these methods can offer an approach that is effective and comprehensive.

  20. Technology-assisted psychoanalysis.

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    Scharff, Jill Savege

    2013-06-01

    Teleanalysis-remote psychoanalysis by telephone, voice over internet protocol (VoIP), or videoteleconference (VTC)-has been thought of as a distortion of the frame that cannot support authentic analytic process. Yet it can augment continuity, permit optimum frequency of analytic sessions for in-depth analytic work, and enable outreach to analysands in areas far from specialized psychoanalytic centers. Theoretical arguments against teleanalysis are presented and countered and its advantages and disadvantages discussed. Vignettes of analytic process from teleanalytic sessions are presented, and indications, contraindications, and ethical concerns are addressed. The aim is to provide material from which to judge the authenticity of analytic process supported by technology.

  1. Gombrich, Art and Psychoanalysis

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Gombrich has always shown particular attention to the psychology of art as psychology of representation (and enjoyment of art. In addition, through his friendship with Ernst Kris, who had been a respected art historian in the staff of the Kunsthisthoriches Museum in Vienna before becoming an important psychoanalyst, Gombrich devoted some fundamental essays on the contribution of psychoanalysis to the study of art. The main novelty and the most original feature of his contribution to this field (and which cannot easily be differentiated in general theoretical terms from that of Kris lies in his focus on Freud’s theories on jokes and in his adherence to the concept of ‘controlled regression in the service of the ego’, introduced by so-called ego psychology . This allowed Gombrich not only to highlight a perfect relationship between Freud’s theoretical thinking and his conservative attitude in the field of aesthetics, but also to use psychoanalysis to underline the historical and cultural character of the processes of representation and enjoyment.

  2. Gombrich, Art and Psychoanalysis

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Ernst H. Gombrich has always shown particular attention to the psychology of art as psychology of representation (and enjoyment of art. In addition, through his friendship with Ernst Kris, who had been a respected art historian in the staff of the Kunsthisthoriches Museum in Vienna before becoming an important psychoanalyst, Gombrich devoted some fundamental essays on the contribution of psychoanalysis to the study of art.The main novelty and the most original feature of his contribution to this field (and which cannot easily be differentiated in general theoretical terms from Kris’s one lies in his focus on Freud’s theories on jokes and in his adherence to the concept of “controlled regression in the service of the ego” introduced by so-called Ego Psychology This allowed Gombrich not only to highlight a perfect relationship between Freud’s theoretical thinking and his conservative attitude in the field of aesthetics, but also to use psychoanalysis to underline the historical and cultural  character of the processes of representation and enjoyment.

  3. Emotional intelligence : Sine qua non of leadership or folderol?

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    Walter, Frank; Cole, Michael S.; Humphrey, Ronald H.

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is a divisive topic for many individuals interested in the subject of leadership. Whereas practitioner-oriented publications have claimed that EI is the sine qua non of leadership, academics continue to discuss EI's relevance for understanding leadership emergence,

  4. The relationship between psychoanalysis and schizophrenia.

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    Lucas, Richard

    2003-02-01

    In this article, the author considers psychoanalysts' current attitudes towards schizophrenia. After early optimism of a psychoanalytic approach, interest has waned, other than in the field of first-onset psychosis. This was because of poor outcome figures and regarding schizophrenia as now having a biological, rather than psychological, base. The author argues that there is a paradox, because only psychoanalysis offers a framework for relating to psychotic patients in a way that helps them to make sense of their experiences. A framework is described, with clinical examples, to illustrate the application of analytic thinking to patients with schizophrenia. Psychoanalysis needs to revitalize its attitude to psychosis, as it has a significant contribution to make within general psychiatry, not least in the training of the next generation of psychiatrists.

  5. [Through entomology to psychoanalysis].

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    Amouroux, Rémy

    2007-01-01

    Vues analytiques sur la vie des abeilles et des termites (Analytical perspectives on the life of bees and termites) is a letter from L. R. Delves Broughton to Freud dated the 7th of August, 1927. The letter was translated into French by Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962) for the Revue Française de Psychanalyse (French Review of Psychoanalysis) in 1927. A German translation of the letter was done for the review Imago in 1928. In his letter Delves Broughton develops a captivating connection between Man's libidinal economy and that of certain social insects. His main argument is based on the readings of several works by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949). He proposes, as in the bioanalysis project of Sándor Ferenczi (1873-1933), the application of psychoanalytic knowledge on a specific area of the natural sciences: entomology.

  6. Cognitive sciences and psychoanalysis: a possible convergence.

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    Imbasciati, Antonio

    2003-01-01

    This paper compares the psychoanalytic description of inner experience with that of the cognitive sciences, which see it in terms of information processing. The two observational standpoints relate to the same mental events. The author considers the possibility of bringing the two descriptions into line with each other and of their mutual translation. The "information" processed in the deep, unconscious, affective, internal experience of a relational context must be identified. This may be possible if a general theory of mental functioning that allows for the data of psychoanalytic observation in terms of semantics, memory, and communication can be formulated. The author examines the theoretical tradition of psychoanalysis, and draws attention to the uncertainties to which Freud's metapsychology gives rise. The energy/drive theory was not only descriptive and clinical in nature, but also had explanatory value, which put psychoanalysis in contact with the other mental sciences of the time. This explanatory value is no longer valid today, and psychoanalytic theories since Freud seem to have disregarded the aspect of "explanation," leaving a theoretical void that has isolated psychoanalysis from the other sciences of the mind. The author contends that object theories may be an appropriate starting point for the exploration of experience in terms of learning processes and of memory traces, and suggests a psychoanalytic cognitivism, coupled with a personal theory to explain the development of the mind.

  7. Psychoanalysis and the Hindi cinema.

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    Bhugra, Dinesh; Gupta, Susham

    2009-06-01

    Psychoanalysis was developed in nineteenth-century Vienna and led to a major change in thinking about emotions and feelings, and entered common parlance. Psychoanalysis raises notions of individual's growth and development, and defence mechanisms are used to suppress anxiety and stress. Portrayal of psychoanalysis in modern Hindi cinema is rare. In this paper we look at two films released in the late 1960s which dealt directly with psychoanalysis. Using these films we illustrate the relationship between males and females and the interaction between mothers and sons in the Indian context. The role of nurses as nurturing maternal figures and the role of tradition and modernity related to gender and westernization are discussed. These films represent the emergent India and its relationship with modernity and traditional values.

  8. Privacy and disclosure in psychoanalysis.

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    Kantrowitz, Judy L

    2009-08-01

    The tension between privacy and disclosure in psychoanalysis operates in various ways in analyst, supervisee, and supervisor. Analysts need to maintain the privacy of their patients by keeping their material confidential; they also need to know and share their own internal conscious conflicts to be able to discover unconscious conflicts and their characterological ramifications. Clinical writing is one vehicle for the exploration, discovery, and communication of transference-countertransference issues and other conflicts stimulated by clinical work, but it does not provide the perspective that comes from sharing with another person. Telling a trusted colleague what we think and feel in relation to our patients and ourselves enables us to see our blind spots, as well as providing perspective and affect containment in our work. Mutuality in peer supervision tends to reduce the transference. The special problems of privacy and disclosure in psychoanalytic training are addressed, as are the ways the analyst's belief in maintaining privacy may affect the analytic process and therapeutic relationship.

  9. [Psychoanalysis and suggestion].

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    Thomä, H

    1977-01-01

    In the history of psychoanalysis the problem of suggestion has been a central one. At first it involved the necessity to establish the psychoanalytic technique as independent scientific paradigm in contrast to persuasion and hypnosis. However, it was not only the symptom-oriented suggestion that had to be given up for scientific reasons and reasons of treatment technique. Since professional and human factors as well could have influenced the psychoanalytic situation to revert to the traditional "suggestion", Freud has given some technical considerations (e.g. the mirror-analogy), that were meant to counteract the confusion of the psychoanalytic technique with the persuasive one that had to come up to late. The discovery of the transference phenomena has further complicated the problem. It became obvious that the capacity of the analyst to exert an influence and to have impact, originated in very basic human categories and their specific psychogenetic developments and distortions. This understanding contributed to the development of psychoanalytic theories of suggestibility. Until the present day the discovery of the transference phenomena has determined the discussions of psychoanalytic technique in term of the relationship between the special and general therapeutic factors (i.e. interpretation versus relationship). The departure from the therapeutic mode of persuasive suggestion and the introduction of psychoanalytic technique signaled the revolutionary paradigm of Sigmund Freud, i.e. the active participation of the patient and the process of observation. Often scientific problems related to this pradigm and suggestion are discussed concurrently.

  10. A cost-utility analysis of psychoanalysis versus psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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    Berghout, Caspar C; Zevalkink, Jolien; Hakkaart-van Roijen, Leona

    2010-01-01

    Despite the considerable and growing body of research about the clinical effectiveness of long-term psychoanalytic treatment, relatively little attention has been paid to economic evaluations, particularly with reference to the broader range of societal effects. In this cost-utility study, we examined the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of psychoanalysis versus psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Incremental costs and effects were estimated by means of cross-sectional measurements in a cohort design (psychoanalysis, n = 78; psychoanalytic psychotherapy, n = 104). Quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) were estimated for each treatment strategy using the SF-6D. Total costs were calculated from a societal perspective (treatment costs plus other societal costs) and discounted at 4 percent. Psychoanalysis was more costly than psychoanalytic psychotherapy, but also more effective from a health-related quality of life perspective. The ICER--that is, the extra costs to gain one additional QALY by delivering psychoanalysis instead of psychoanalytic psychotherapy--was estimated at 52,384 euros per QALY gained. Our findings show that the cost-utility ratio of psychoanalysis relative to psychoanalytic psychotherapy is within an acceptable range. More research is needed to find out whether cost-utility ratios vary with different types of patients. We also encourage cost-utility analyses comparing psychoanalytic treatment to other forms of (long-term) treatment.

  11. Treatment resistance and psychodynamic psychiatry: concepts psychiatry needs from psychoanalysis.

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    Plakun, Eric

    2012-06-01

    Over the last 30 years psychiatry and psychoanalysis have moved in substantially divergent directions. Psychiatry has become rich in methodology but conceptually limited, with a drift toward biological reductionism. Psychoanalysis has remained relatively limited in methodology, but conceptually rich. The rich methodology of psychiatry has led to major contributions in discovering gene by environment interactions, the importance of early adversity, and to recognition of the serious problem posed by treatment resistance. However, psychiatry's biologically reductionistic conceptual focus interferes with the development of a nuanced clinical perspective based on emerging knowledge that might help more treatment resistant patients become treatment responders. This article argues that recognition of the problem of treatment resistance in psychiatry creates a need for it to reconnect with the conceptual richness of psychoanalysis in order to improve patient care. Psychodynamic psychiatry is defined as the relevant intersection of psychiatry and psychoanalysis where this reconnection can occur. I will suggest selected aspects of psychoanalysis that are especially relevant to psychiatry in improving outcomes in work with treatment resistant patients.

  12. What is 'applied' in 'applied' psychoanalysis?

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    Esman, A H

    1998-08-01

    The 'application' of psychoanalytic concepts and methods to the products of culture has occupied a somewhat ambiguous position, seen by some as a secondary, derivative, even dubious procedure, by others as a valuable and legitimate extrapolation of the basic principles. This paper argues that such 'applications' were integral to the early development of the field and that, indeed, many of Freud's basic ideas were derived from non-clinical (i.e. cultural) sources. The continuing impact of cultural forces on clinical concepts can be seen in the recent reformulations of our views on the psychology of women. Psychoanalysis is to be seen, therefore, as a constantly evolving system of propositions and hypotheses that are capable of 'application' and study in both clinical and extra-clinical settings. It is further argued that the continued development--even survival--of psychoanalysis requires the integration of its institutions and training facilities into the university system, permitting the free exchange of ideas across disciplines and a flexible educational structure that will encourage much-needed training in research as well as clinical methods. A brief illustration of the value of a psychoanalytic approach to the understanding of a specific work of art (Man Ray's painting 'Les Amoureux') is provided.

  13. Freud's psychoanalysis: a moral cure.

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    Eriksson, Johan

    2014-08-01

    That psychoanalytical treatment in its classical Freudian sense is primarily a moral or ethical cure is not a very controversial claim. However, it is far from obvious how we are to understand precisely the moral character of psychoanalysis. It has frequently been proposed that this designation is valid because psychoanalysis strives neither to cure psychological symptoms pharmaceutically, nor to superficially modify the behaviour of the analysand, but to lead the analysand through an interpretive process during which he gradually gains knowledge of the unconscious motives that determine his behaviour, a process that might ideally liberate him to obtain, in relation to his inner desires, the status of a moral agent. There resides something appealing in these claims. But it is the author's belief that there is an even deeper moral dimension applying to psychoanalytical theory and praxis. Freudian psychoanalysis is a moral cure due to its way of thematizing psychological suffering as moral suffering. And this means that the moral subject - the being that can experience moral suffering - is not primarily something that the psychoanalytical treatment strives to realize, but rather the presupposition for the way in which psychoanalysis theorizes psychological problems as such. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  14. Critique and cure: a dream of uniting psychoanalysis and philosophy.

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    Webster, Jamieson

    2013-06-01

    Critical theory, whose aim was to historicize philosophy through integrating it with the social sciences, turned to psychoanalysis to find its way through an accounting of philosophy after the Second World War. Over 50 years after this initial project, the rift between philosophy and psychoanalysis has never been greater. If Jacques Lacan could be considered one of the few psychoanalysts to maintain and foster links to philosophical thought in the latter half of the 20th century, his work has sadly remained marginal in the clinical field throughout America and Europe. Both critical theory and Lacan remain skeptical of the direction taken by psychoanalysis after Freud. Reflecting on the history of these two disciplines, as well as through an examination of Theodor Adorno's posthumously published dream journal, critique and cure emerge as two dialectically intertwined themes that gain momentum in the dream of the unification of the philosophical and psychoanalytic projects.

  15. Psychoanalytic peregrinations. II: Psychoanalysis as science and art.

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    Chessick, Richard D

    2002-01-01

    The foundations of psychoanalytic clinical practice involve the role of fantasy, creativity, and imagination as well as the natural science aspects of psychoanalysis. There is a common ground for psychoanalytic technique and we should not in a "politically correct" manner, as is so popular today, abandon the philosophical or Platonic foundationalism that lies at the basis of Freud's psychoanalytic practices. Although it is a "politically incorrect" view, a reasonable degree of objectivity and scientific validity is attainable by the relatively neutral psychoanalyst, using both natural science observations as well as introspection and hermeneutics. Furthermore, since psychoanalysis is fundamentally a creative activity, the roots of creativity require exploration and careful study. Subjective and first person methodologies such as Freud's psychoanalysis and phenomenology cannot be ignored in our search for the core of the self of each of our patients.

  16. The Effects of One-Stage Full-Mouth Disinfection and Qua-drant-Wise Scaling and Root Planing on Serum Levels of IL-17 and IL-1β and Clinical Parameters (A randomized Controlled Trial Study

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    Full Text Available Objective: One-stage full-mouth disinfection technique (FMD has been introduced to avoid cross-contamination between the treated and untreated regions between treatment sessions. Considering the role of inflammatory mediators in periodontitis, the aim of the present study was to compare the effects of FMD with the quadrant-wise scaling and root planing (Q-SRP on serum levels of IL-17 and IL-1β in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic periodontitis.Materials and Methods: Twenty patients with chronic periodontitis were selected randomly and based on inclusion criteria in each group. In order to evaluate the periodontal status, the clinical parameters of bleeding on probing (BOP, clinical attachment level (CAL, probing depth (PD and modified gingival index (MGI were measured and recorded before treatment and at 2- and 4-month intervals after treatment. Immunologic parameters of the study such as IL-17 and IL-1β serum levels were determined by special laboratory kits at the same intervals. Data were analyzed by SPSS 15 statistical software. Statistical significance was defined at p0.05. In the evaluation of periodontal parameters, all parameters exhibited clinical improvements in both groups, with no statistically significant differences between the two study groups (p>0.05.Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study it was concluded that both FMD and Q-SRP techniques result in improvements in periodontal indexes and decreases in the serum levels of IL-17 and IL-1β inflammatory mediators.

  17. Essential Psychoanalysis: Toward a Re-Appraisal of the Relationship between Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy.

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    Sripada, Bhaskar

    2015-09-01

    Freud stated that any line of investigation which recognizes transference and resistance, regardless of its results, was entitled to call itself psychoanalysis (Freud, 1914a, p. 16). Separately he wrote that psychoanalysis was the science of unconscious mental processes (Freud, 1925, p. 70). Combining these two ideas defines Essential Psychoanalysis: Any line of treatment, theory, or science which recognizes the facts of unconscious, transference, or resistance, and takes them as the starting point of its work, regardless of its results, is psychoanalysis. Freud formulated two conflicting definitions of psychoanalysis: Essential Psychoanalysis, applicable to all analysts regardless of their individuality and Extensive Psychoanalysis, modeled on his individuality. They differ in how psychoanalytic technique is viewed. For Essential Psychoanalysis, flexible recommendations constitute psychoanalytic technique, whereas for Extensive Psychoanalysis, rules constitute a key part of psychoanalytic technique.

  18. The therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.

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    Brusset, B

    2012-04-01

    Psychoanalysis does not seek to get rid of symptoms but to question them as witnesses of psychic functioning and as formations of the unconscious. Whatever their nature may be, it is a question of analysing their causes and their functions as they appear and develop during the course of the analytic process. The latter is activated by the transference relationship induced by the method within a specific setting. The aim is to bring about liberating psychic transformations. The extension of the indications and modifications in the expression of psychic suffering have led to the development of psychotherapies. Their relations with psychoanalysis proper have been evolving constantly since the first advances by Ferenczi. This long historical evolution has resulted in their redefinition. Psychoanalytic practices are currently considered to require, depending on the case, different settings and different modes of psychic involvement from the analyst. Contemporary psychoanalysis places emphasis on the internal setting of the analyst (thus his training), analysis of the countertransference, and the risk of anti-analytic aberrations. Copyright © 2012 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  19. Factors Affecting the Understanding and Use of Psychoanalysis in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan.

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    Busiol, Diego

    2015-06-01

    The majority of Western psychotherapies are known and practiced in Hong Kong, while psychoanalysis still has little resonance. A recent study finds that psychoanalysis is perceived neither as ineffective nor as necessarily in conflict with Hong Kong Chinese values. Nevertheless, Hong Kong Chinese culture influences how psychoanalysis is received and understood, when compared to Mainland China and Taiwan. It is argued that a better reception in the latter two was possible because of different social and historical backgrounds, different clinical backgrounds of those who receive training, and the more active role of Western psychoanalysts. © 2015 by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

  20. The case for neuropsychoanalysis: Why a dialogue with neuroscience is necessary but not sufficient for psychoanalysis.

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    Yovell, Yoram; Solms, Mark; Fotopoulou, Aikaterini

    2015-12-01

    Recent advances in the cognitive, affective and social neurosciences have enabled these fields to study aspects of the mind that are central to psychoanalysis. These developments raise a number of possibilities for psychoanalysis. Can it engage the neurosciences in a productive and mutually enriching dialogue without compromising its own integrity and unique perspective? While many analysts welcome interdisciplinary exchanges with the neurosciences, termed neuropsychoanalysis, some have voiced concerns about their potentially deleterious effects on psychoanalytic theory and practice. In this paper we outline the development and aims of neuropsychoanalysis, and consider its reception in psychoanalysis and in the neurosciences. We then discuss some of the concerns raised within psychoanalysis, with particular emphasis on the epistemological foundations of neuropsychoanalysis. While this paper does not attempt to fully address the clinical applications of neuropsychoanalysis, we offer and discuss a brief case illustration in order to demonstrate that neuroscientific research findings can be used to enrich our models of the mind in ways that, in turn, may influence how analysts work with their patients. We will conclude that neuropsychoanalysis is grounded in the history of psychoanalysis, that it is part of the psychoanalytic worldview, and that it is necessary, albeit not sufficient, for the future viability of psychoanalysis. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  1. Biographical truths and their clinical consequences: understanding 'embodied memories' in a third psychoanalysis with a traumatized patient recovered from severe poliomyelitis.

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    Leuzinger-Bohleber, Marianne

    2008-12-01

    The relationship between 'narrative' and 'historical-biographical truth' in psychoanalytic treatment has become the subject of many controversial debates in recent years. Findings of contemporary memory research have lead to great scepticism as to whether therapists are able objectively and reliably to reconstruct biographical events on the basis of their observations in the therapeutic situation. Some authors even claim that psychoanalysts should concentrate exclusively on observing the here and now of the patient's behaviour within the transference relationship to the analyst. In this paper it will be discussed whether the baby has been thrown out with the bathwater in this debate. Centred around the insights from a third psychoanalysis with a patient who suffered from a severe case of childhood polio, the hypothesis will be discussed that working through the traumatic experience in the transference with the analyst, as well as the reconstruction of the biographical-historical reality of the trauma suffered, prove to be indispensable for a lasting structural change. Integration of the trauma into one's own personal history and identity is and remains one of the main aims of a psychoanalytic treatment with severely traumatized patients. The reconstruction of the original trauma is indispensable in helping the patient to understand the 'language of the body' and to connect it with visualizations, images and verbalizations. The irreversable wounds and vulnerability of his body as the 'signs of his specific traumatic history' have to be recognized, emotionally accepted and understood in order to live with them and not deny them any longer. Another important aspect in psychoanalysis is to develop the capability to mentalize, in other words, to understand the intentions of central (primary) objects related to the trauma. The concept of 'embodied memory' might be helpful in understanding precisely in what way 'early trauma is remembered by the body'. Observing in detail

  2. Is Psychoanalysis a Folk Psychology?

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    Arminjon, Mathieu

    2013-01-01

    Even as the neuro-psychoanalytic field has matured, from a naturalist point of view, the epistemological status of Freudian interpretations still remains problematic at a naturalist point of view. As a result of the resurgence of hermeneutics, the claim has been made that psychoanalysis is an extension of folk psychology. For these “extensionists,” asking psychoanalysis to prove its interpretations would be as absurd as demanding the proofs of the scientific accuracy of folk psychology. I propose to show how Dennett’s theory of the intentional stance allows us to defend an extensionist position while sparing us certain hermeneutic difficulties. In conclusion, I will consider how Shevrin et al. (1996) experiments could turn extensionist conceptual considerations into experimentally testable issues. PMID:23525879

  3. Psychoanalysis And Politics: Historicising Subjectivity

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    Layton, Lynne

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, I compare three different views of the relation between subjectivity and modernity: one proposed by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, a second by theorists of institutionalised individualisation, and a third by writers in the Foucaultian tradition of studies of the history of governmentalities. The theorists were chosen because they represent very different understandings of the relation between contemporary history and subjectivity. My purpose is to ground psychoanalytic theory about what humans need in history and so to question what it means to talk ahistorically about what humans need in order to thrive psychologically. Only in so doing can one assess the relation between psychoanalysis and progressive politics. I conclude that while psychoanalysis is a discourse of its time, it can also function as a counter-discourse and can help us understand the effects on subjectivity of a more than thirty year history in the West of repudiating dependency needs and denying interdependence. PMID:23678239

  4. Tools, works of art, psychoanalysis.

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    Palombo, Stanley R

    2005-01-01

    The roots of psychoanalysis lie deep within the evolutionary history of human life and intelligence. In this article I will explore a set of evolving relationships between human beings and the artifacts they have created. The psychoanalytic treatment method is one such artifact, despite the apparent reluctance of many psychoanalysts to describe what they do in terms that might be interpreted to minimize the personal element in their work with their patients. But the personal element can be effectively understood only through the study of individual human beings interacting with their surroundings. Psychoanalysis is a lineal descendent of simpler and earlier interactions with a special group of artifacts, those that incorporate human meanings in a way that provides a continuous source of feedback information.

  5. Volition and will in psychoanalysis.

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    Meissner, W W

    2009-10-01

    To clarify the role and function of the will in psychoanalytic theory and praxis, the use and meaning of the concept of will are traced in the philosophical tradition influencing Freud, in Freud's own view of will, and in the subsequent history of psychoanalysis. Functions of the will relevant to psychoanalysis are described in terms of intellective preference and executive functioning. Operations of will as an executive function of the ego-self are analyzed, emphasizing will as efficient cause of motivated actions. The will functions to decide, choose, and initiate action directed to motivationally determined goals. The conclusion is drawn that will action is determined and directed by motivational influences, and that will decision and choice, while predominantly secondary process in organization, can operate consciously or unconsciously. Expressions of will action in psychopathology and in the analytic process are briefly discussed.

  6. On "action language" in psychoanalysis.

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    Calogeras, R C; Alston, T M

    1980-10-01

    The main tenets of action language are summarized in an attempt to discern the direction in which psychoanalysis might go if action language becomes the "new metapsychology." The principal roots of action language are traced to the different linguistic/language and personality-and-culture models of anthropology and to the neobehaviorist currents of academic psychology. The authors' findings support the hypothesis that action language is a form os psychoanalytic behaviorism having idealism, logical positivism, and radical empiricism as its philosophical underpinnings. Its adoption would confound the entire motivational aspect of psychoanalysis. Specifically, the authors suggest that action language falls under the aegis of Wittgenstein's family of language games. When the action language game is said to be brought to a successful resolution, the language game disappears and, supposedly, so do the patient's conflicts.

  7. [Psychoanalysis and criminology prior to the therapeutic community].

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    Hoffmann, Klaus

    2005-01-01

    From its very beginning, psychoanalysis dealt with delinquency on a theoretical as well as on a clinical level. This paper deals with pioneer contributions, from Freud to Friedlander and Reiwald in the late 1940's, which stressed traumatic milieus in early childhood and the possibilities to correct this experience in treatment. In terms of clinical practice, they offered casuistic material, but also provided important suggestions for contemporary forensic treatment.

  8. Cloning and characterization of WRKY gene homologs in Chieh-qua (Benincasa hispida Cogn. var. Chieh-qua How) and their expression in response to fusaric acid treatment.

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    Mao, Yizhou; Jiang, Biao; Peng, Qingwu; Liu, Wenrui; Lin, Yue; Xie, Dasen; He, Xiaoming; Li, Shaoshan

    2017-05-01

    The WRKY transcription factors play an important role in plant resistance for biotic and abiotic stresses. In the present study, we cloned 10 WRKY gene homologs (CqWRKY) in Chieh-qua (Benincasa hispida Cogn. var. Chieh-qua) using the rapid-amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) or homology-based cloning methods. We characterized the structure of these CqWRKY genes. Phylogenetic analysis of these sequences with cucumber homologs suggested possible structural conservation of these genes among cucurbit crops. We examined the expression levels of these genes in response to fusaric acid (FA) treatment between resistant and susceptible Chieh-qua lines with quantitative real-time PCR. All genes could be upregulated upon FA treatment, but four CqWRKY genes exhibited differential expression between resistant and susceptible lines before and after FA application. CqWRKY31 seemed to be a positive regulator while CqWRKY1, CqWRKY23 and CqWRKY53 were negative regulators of fusaric resistance. This is the first report of characterization of WRKY family genes in Chieh-qua. The results may also be useful in breeding Chieh-qua for Fusarium wilt resistance.

  9. The first interview: Anxieties and research on initiating psychoanalysis.

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    Reith, Bernard

    2015-06-01

    A qualitative clinical study of preliminary interviews by the Working Party on Initiating Psychoanalysis (WPIP) of the European Psychoanalytic Federation suggests that the unconscious dynamics in first interviews are extraordinarily powerful and that they give rise to deep unconscious anxieties in both patient and analyst, with the corresponding defences against them. Furthermore, the group dynamics observed in the clinical workshops and in the research team doing the study suggest that both the anxieties and the defences are conveyed to these groups in the form of unelaborated 'session residues' provoking renewed anxieties and defences in them. These findings contribute to our understanding of what goes on in first interviews, but also raise interesting questions about the psychoanalytic research process in psychoanalysis and how confrontation with the unknown is dealt with in that context. Rather than as a means to avoid anxiety, method in clinical research can be seen as a way to help the research group to contain its reactions and to tolerate them until the group finds its way to further elaboration. These points are illustrated with a clinical case drawn from the study. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  10. Is Fromm Relevant for Relational Approaches in Psychoanalysis?

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    Cortina, Mauricio

    2017-08-01

    This paper provides an overview of how Erich Fromm's work influenced contemporary relational and intersubjective approaches. It stresses Fromm's humanistic and existential sensibility, his explanation of how different socioeconomic and cultural contexts mold different character types, and how his center-to-center relatedness in clinical work all contribute to psychic change. The author shows how these dimensions intersect and add to current interests in relational psychoanalysis.

  11. THE DIALOGICAL SELF IN PSYCHOANALYSIS.

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    Muller, Felipe

    2016-10-01

    This paper describes the shift that appears to be taking place in contemporary psychoanalysis, as reflected among intersubjective approaches, from a monological conception of the self to a dialogical one. The monological self emphasizes the separation between mind, body, and external world, focusing on the representational and descriptive/referential function of language. In contrast, the dialogical self emphasizes practices, the permeable nature of relationships between subjects, and the constitutive function of language. This paper attempts to explain the growing emphasis on the dialogical self, understood from a theoretical, metatheoretical, and technical point of view, using contemporary intersubjective approaches to illustrate this shift. © 2016 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  12. QuaMeter: multivendor performance metrics for LC-MS/MS proteomics instrumentation.

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    Ma, Ze-Qiang; Polzin, Kenneth O; Dasari, Surendra; Chambers, Matthew C; Schilling, Birgit; Gibson, Bradford W; Tran, Bao Q; Vega-Montoto, Lorenzo; Liebler, Daniel C; Tabb, David L

    2012-07-17

    LC-MS/MS-based proteomics studies rely on stable analytical system performance that can be evaluated by objective criteria. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) introduced the MSQC software to compute diverse metrics from experimental LC-MS/MS data, enabling quality analysis and quality control (QA/QC) of proteomics instrumentation. In practice, however, several attributes of the MSQC software prevent its use for routine instrument monitoring. Here, we present QuaMeter, an open-source tool that improves MSQC in several aspects. QuaMeter can directly read raw data from instruments manufactured by different vendors. The software can work with a wide variety of peptide identification software for improved reliability and flexibility. Finally, QC metrics implemented in QuaMeter are rigorously defined and tested. The source code and binary versions of QuaMeter are available under Apache 2.0 License at http://fenchurch.mc.vanderbilt.edu.

  13. Pavlov, psychoanalysis, and neuroses.

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    Windholz, G

    1990-01-01

    Pavlov's discovery of experiment neurosis was serendipitous, yet it was made under the influence of Breuer and Freud's case of Anna O. In 1914, Pavlov's disciple N. R. Shenger-Krestovnikova, exploring the limits of visual discrimination in dogs, noticed that when the discrimination was difficult, the dogs' behavior became disorganized. Pavlov drew an analogy between the condition of Shenger-Krestovnikova's dogs and their disorganized behavior with Anna O.'s situation and her neurotic reaction. Pavlov concluded that he had demonstrated in the laboratory the elements of neurosis in animals and human alike. Schilder's criticism of his position, his later study of human neuroses in clinical settings, and the views of Janet may have induced Pavlov to differentiate between animal and human neuroses.

  14. Relational psychoanalysis and anomalous communication : Continuities and discontinuities in psychoanalysis and telepathy

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    2017-01-01

    There has been consistent interest in telepathy within psychoanalysis from its start. Relational psychoanalysis, which is a relatively new development in psychoanalytic theory and practice, seems more receptive to experiences between patient and analyst that suggest ostensibly anomalous communicative capacities. To establish this openness to telepathic phenomena with relational approaches, a selection of papers recently published in leading academic journals in relational psychoanalysis is ex...

  15. Marion Milner, mysticism and psychoanalysis.

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    Sayers, Janet

    2002-02-01

    It is unusual to combine mysticism and psychoanalysis. Marion Milner, however, achieved precisely this. Through her self-analysis and analytic work with children and adults--and using as an illustration her own and others' imaginative ideas, paintings, doodles, drawings and pictures--she drew attention to the potential for health and creativity of undoing the obstacles to mystical experience of oneness with what is beyond or other than the self, which she sometimes called God, the unconscious or the id. This article seeks to explain and highlight this aspect of her contribution to, and continuing importance for, psychoanalytic theory and practice--particularly that associated with Winnicott--through detailing her early life and diary-keeping experiments, some of her psychoanalytic case histories during and after the Second World War, her work as an artist, ending with her travels and her involvement during the 1980s and 1990s with the Squiggle Foundation and British Association of Art Therapists.

  16. The Hofgeismar lectures: a contemporary overview of Horneyan psychoanalysis.

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    Ingram, D H

    2001-06-01

    Part I of this paper describes Karen Horney's theory of neurosis. In the 1930s, Horney repudiated Freud's view of female developmental psychology. She argued that cultural factors rather than anatomy or innate biological drives were the primary determinants not only of female development but of personality, as well. When genetic and environmental circumstances together lead to basic anxiety early in life, she believed a deep inner conflict emerges in the individual leading to the need for elaborating layers of rigidified protective defenses. She called this the neurotic process. This process can result in discrete symptoms of mental disorder as well as the more generalized problems of alienation from the person's real self and reliance on neurotic solutions. In Part II, the practical application of Horney's theory to clinical work is demonstrated in a case presentation of a notably timid and perfectionistic man. Part III points up elaborations of Horney's theories by later workers of her school, the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, and provides a history of her school within the broader context of American psychoanalysis. The author's emphasis on postmodern and narrativist elements of Horneyan psychoanalysis are illuminated, as well.

  17. The Rising Hermeneutic Value of Psychoanalysis Theory

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    2015-01-01

    Sigmund Freud and his theory of psychoanalysis have been going under the intensive scientific inquisitions for many decades and it appears that this will last for many decades to come. Providing a brief overview of the development of the psychoanalytic theory and the debates for and against it, this paper tries to bring attentions to the psychoanalysis as an interpretative enterprise. Drawing on tire recent trend in the Continental philosophy, it argues that even though it has lost its popula...

  18. Changes in Differentiation-Relatedness During Psychoanalysis.

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    Calamaras, Martha R; Reviere, Susan L; Gallagher, Kathryn E; Kaslow, Nadine J

    2016-01-01

    This study sought to determine (a) if the Differentiation-Relatedness Scale of Self and Object Representations (D-RS), a coding model used with the Object Relations Inventory (Blatt, Wein, Chevron, & Quinlan, 1979 ) could be reliably applied to transcripts of psychoanalyses, and (b) if levels of differentiation-relatedness improve over the course of psychoanalysis. Participants were 4 creative writers who underwent psychoanalysis as part of a longitudinal research project focused on the processes and outcomes of psychoanalysis. Transcripts from the beginning and termination phases of psychoanalysis were coded by 2 independent raters for global, low, and high levels of self and other differentiation-relatedness and compared. There was good interrater agreement, suggesting that, like other forms of narrative material, psychoanalysis transcripts can be reliably rated for levels of object relations. Analysands showed an increase in global levels of differentiation-relatedness from a predominance of emergent ambivalent constancy (M = 6.2) at the beginning of analysis to consolidated, constant representations of self and other (M = 7.5) at the end of analysis. These preliminary findings contribute significantly to the empirical literature with regard to the measurement of self and object representations and change in these representations over the course of psychoanalysis.

  19. The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment in non-Astro 101 Courses

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    Kirkman, Thomas W.; Jensen, Ellen

    2016-06-01

    The innumeracy of American students and adults is a much lamented educational problem. The quantitative reasoning skills of college students may be particularly addressed and improved in "general education" science courses like Astro 101. Demonstrating improvement requires a standardized instrument. Among the non-proprietary instruments the Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment[1] (QRLA) and the Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment[2] stand out.Follette et al. developed the QuaRCS in the context of Astro 101 at University of Arizona. We report on QuaRCS results in different contexts: pre-med physics and pre-nursing microbiology at a liberal arts college. We report on the mismatch between students' contemporaneous report of a question's difficulty and the actual probability of success. We report correlations between QuaRCS and other assessments of overall student performance in the class. We report differences in attitude towards mathematics in these two different but health-related student populations .[1] QLRA, Gaze et al., 2014, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.7.2.4[2] QuaRCS, Follette, et al., 2015, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.8.2.2

  20. The Neuropsychoanalytic Approach: Using Neuroscience as the Basic Science of Psychoanalysis

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    Johnson, Brian; Flores Mosri, Daniela

    2016-01-01

    Neuroscience was the basic science behind Freud's psychoanalytic theory and technique. He worked as a neurologist for 20 years before being aware that a new approach to understand complex diseases, namely the hysterias, was needed. Solms coined the term neuropsychoanalysis to affirm that neuroscience still belongs in psychoanalysis. The neuropsychoanalytic field has continued Freud's original ideas as stated in 1895. Developments in psychoanalysis that have been created or revised by the neuropsychoanalysis movement include pain/relatedness/opioids, drive, structural model, dreams, cathexis, and dynamic unconscious. Neuroscience has contributed to the development of new psychoanalytic theory, such as Bazan's (2011) description of anxiety driven by unconscious intentions or “phantoms.” Results of adopting the “dual aspect monism” approach of idiographic psychoanalytic clinical observation combined with nomothetic investigation of related human phenomena include clarification and revision of theory, restoration of the scientific base of psychoanalysis, and improvement of clinical treatments. By imbricating psychoanalytic thinking with neuroscience, psychoanalysts are also positioned to make contributions to neuroscience research. Freud's original Project for a Scientific Psychology/Psychology for Neurologists can be carried forward in a way that moves psychoanalysis into the twenty-first century as a core contemporary science (Kandel, 1999). Neuroscience as the basic science of psychoanalysis both improves the field, and enhances its scientific and cultural status. PMID:27790160

  1. The Neuropsychoanalytic Approach: Using Neuroscience as the Basic Science of Psychoanalysis.

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    Johnson, Brian; Flores Mosri, Daniela

    2016-01-01

    Neuroscience was the basic science behind Freud's psychoanalytic theory and technique. He worked as a neurologist for 20 years before being aware that a new approach to understand complex diseases, namely the hysterias, was needed. Solms coined the term neuropsychoanalysis to affirm that neuroscience still belongs in psychoanalysis. The neuropsychoanalytic field has continued Freud's original ideas as stated in 1895. Developments in psychoanalysis that have been created or revised by the neuropsychoanalysis movement include pain/relatedness/opioids, drive, structural model, dreams, cathexis, and dynamic unconscious. Neuroscience has contributed to the development of new psychoanalytic theory, such as Bazan's (2011) description of anxiety driven by unconscious intentions or "phantoms." Results of adopting the "dual aspect monism" approach of idiographic psychoanalytic clinical observation combined with nomothetic investigation of related human phenomena include clarification and revision of theory, restoration of the scientific base of psychoanalysis, and improvement of clinical treatments. By imbricating psychoanalytic thinking with neuroscience, psychoanalysts are also positioned to make contributions to neuroscience research. Freud's original Project for a Scientific Psychology/Psychology for Neurologists can be carried forward in a way that moves psychoanalysis into the twenty-first century as a core contemporary science (Kandel, 1999). Neuroscience as the basic science of psychoanalysis both improves the field, and enhances its scientific and cultural status.

  2. THE NEUROPSYCHOANALYTIC APPROACH: USING NEUROSCIENCE AS THE BASIC SCIENCE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

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    Full Text Available NEUROSCIENCE AS THE BASIC SCIENCE OF PSYCHOANALYSISNeuroscience was the basic science behind Freud’s psychoanalytic theory and technique. He worked as a neurologist for 20 years before being aware that a new approach to understand complex diseases, namely the hysterias, was needed. Solms coined the term neuropsychoanalysis to affirm that neuroscience still belongs in psychoanalysis. The neuropsychoanalytic field has continued Freud’s original ideas as stated in 1895. Developments in psychoanalysis that have been created or revised by the neuropsychoanalysis movement include pain/relatedness/opioids, drive, structural model, dreams, cathexis, and dynamic unconscious. Neuroscience has contributed to the development of new psychoanalytic theory, such as Bazan’s (2011 description of anxiety driven by unconscious intentions or phantoms. Results of adopting the dual aspect monism approach of idiographic psychoanalytic clinical observation combined with nomothetic investigation of related human phenomena include clarification and revision of theory, restoration of the scientific base of psychoanalysis, and improvement of clinical treatments. By imbricating psychoanalytic thinking with neuroscience, psychoanalysts are also positioned to make contributions to neuroscience research. Freud’s original Project for a Scientific Psychology/Psychology for Neurologists can be carried forward in a way that moves psychoanalysis into the 21st century as a core contemporary science (Kandel 1999. Neuroscience as the basic science of psychoanalysis both improves the field, and enhances its scientific and cultural status.

  3. The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment, 1: Development and Validation

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    Follette, Katherine B; Dokter, Erin; Buxner, Sanlyn; Prather, Edward

    2015-01-01

    Science is an inherently quantitative endeavor, and general education science courses are taken by a majority of college students. As such, they are a powerful venue for advancing students' skills and attitudes toward mathematics. This article reports on the development and validation of the Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment, a numeracy assessment instrument designed for college-level general education science students. It has been administered to more than four thousand students over eight semesters of refinement. We show that the QuaRCS is able to distinguish varying levels of quantitative literacy and present performance statistics for both individual items and the instrument as a whole. Responses from a survey of forty-eight Astronomy and Mathematics educators show that these two groups share views regarding which quantitative skills are most important in the contexts of science literacy and educated citizenship, and the skills assessed with the QuaRCS are drawn from these ran...

  4. Session-by-session report of low frequency Kleinian psychoanalysis: establishing analytic contact with a borderline patient.

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    Waska, Robert

    2008-01-01

    There is virtually no literature regarding the psychoanalytic treatment of patients with less than three times a week frequency other than those articles that include the word psychotherapy in the title. Even though more lenient positions are taken in public forums and between colleagues, there is still a vast political distance between what is considered kosher psychoanalysis and "that other procedure." The leading publication for psychoanalysis worldwide, the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, now includes articles on psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It is remarkable, but never mentioned, to notice how the cases and clinical process written about are usually indistinguishable from the cases and clinical process in all the other articles concerning psychoanalysis. This author presents material based in the belief that if a consistent pattern of transference analysis has taken place along with regular exploration of phantasy and defense, then, regardless of frequency, analytic contact can take place. This treatment is then regarded as psychoanalysis. In other words, psychoanalysis becomes defined by clinical process rather than external criteria. This article examines the establishment of analytic contact with a borderline patient within a twice-a-week, on-the-couch, Kleinian framework.

  5. Catharsis: Psychoanalysis and the theatre.

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    Vives, Jean-Michel

    2011-08-01

    The notion of catharsis, in relation to tragedy, was introduced by Aristotle in his work Poetics. Over the centuries, Aristotle's innovative and enigmatic reference to this process has been widely commented on and given rise to intense controversy. In 1895, Freud and Breuer reconsidered this notion in their Studies on Hysteria, where they present the so-called cathartic therapeutic method. It is not, however, this aspect of psychoanalytical theory that the author of this article seeks to elucidate: drawing on a detailed study of the references to tragic catharsis in the work of Freud and Lacan, the author proposes to examine their implications for psychoanalytic treatment.With specific reference to Freud's article Psychopathic characters on the stage (1905) and Lacan's commentary on Sophocles' Antigone (1960), the author argues that catharsis is to be understood not so much as a mechanism of discharge linked to abreaction, but rather as the actual analytic process itself during which the Subject is 'unveiled' and thus faced with the enigma of his own desire. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  6. Psychoanalysis, science, and art: aesthetics in the making of a psychoanalyst.

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    Frayze-Pereira, João A

    2007-04-01

    This paper critically examines the relationship of psychoanalysis to science and art. Its point of departure is Michael Rustin's theorizing. Specifically, in considering the possibility of a psychoanalyst's having an aesthetic orientation, the author analyses: 1) the difficulty of there being any connection between psychoanalysis and science because science's necessarily presupposed subject-object dichotomy is incompatible with transference, which, beginning with Freud, is basic to psychoanalysis; 2) the complex relationship between psychoanalysis and aesthetics using Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophical perspective as well as Luigi Pareyson's theory of aesthetics; 3) the Kantian foundations of the psychoanalytic notion of art as the 'containing form of subjective experience'; 4) intersubjectivity, without which clinical practice would not be possible, especially considering matters of identity, difference, the body, and of sensory experience such as 'expressive form'; 5) the relationship of psychoanalysis and art, keeping in mind their possible convergence and divergence as well as some psychoanalysts' conceptual commitment to classicism and the need for contact with art in a psychoanalyst's mind set.

  7. The contemporary failure of nerve and the crisis in psychoanalysis.

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    Chessick, R D

    2001-01-01

    The American Academy of Psychoanalysis is undergoing an identity crisis at this time, which is at least to a large extent a function of the whole current identity crisis in the field of psychoanalysis itself. In order to better understand this crisis, in this article I have first reviewed a similar situation which occurred in the history of classical Greece. Plato's famous Academy underwent a progressive deterioration and disintegration and fragmentation, until it ended up merely the handmaiden of another discipline, Christian theology, for a thousand years. I then propose that the identity crisis in psychoanalysis today has to do with our failure of nerve in the teeth of the abusive behavior of insurance companies regarding the payment for psychoanalysis and the current cultural ambience demanding "fast-fast-fast" relief. I call in this article for a return to Freud's basic principles as a focus for our identity. Of course we cannot ignore new discoveries in neurobiology if they are well established, or what we learn from the study of enactments in the here-and-how of the analytic procedure. Certainly the findings of Freud that are contradicted by firmly accepted empirical findings in neurobiology and other disciplines call for revision of some of his ideas, as do his mistaken views on the psychology of women and on certain other topics such as art, religion, and evolutionary biology. But this should not be permitted to blur our continuing focus on the fundamental principles of the clinical practice of psychoanalysis as Freud developed them over his lifetime. In this article I briefly reviewed those basic principles and proposed that we employ them as the basis for our identity as psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychiatrists. It represents a failure of nerve to drift this way and that with current fads and with the continuously deteriorating ambiance of our culture as the world slides into rampant global capitalism. Franz Alexander said years ago that

  8. GeoViQua: quality-aware geospatial data discovery and evaluation

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    Bigagli, L.; Papeschi, F.; Mazzetti, P.; Nativi, S.

    2012-04-01

    GeoViQua (QUAlity aware VIsualization for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems) is a recently started FP7 project aiming at complementing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with rigorous data quality specifications and quality-aware capabilities, in order to improve reliability in scientific studies and policy decision-making. GeoViQua main scientific and technical objective is to enhance the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) providing the user community with innovative quality-aware search and evaluation tools, which will be integrated in the GEO-Portal, as well as made available to other end-user interfaces. To this end, GeoViQua will promote the extension of the current standard metadata for geographic information with accurate and expressive quality indicators, also contributing to the definition of a quality label (GEOLabel). GeoViQua proposed solutions will be assessed in several pilot case studies covering the whole Earth Observation chain, from remote sensing acquisition to data processing, to applications in the main GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas. This work presents the preliminary results of GeoViQua Work Package 4 "Enhanced geo-search tools" (WP4), started in January 2012. Its major anticipated technical innovations are search and evaluation tools that communicate and exploit data quality information from the GCI. In particular, GeoViQua will investigate a graphical search interface featuring a coherent and meaningful aggregation of statistics and metadata summaries (e.g. in the form of tables, charts), thus enabling end users to leverage quality constraints for data discovery and evaluation. Preparatory work on WP4 requirements indicated that users need the "best" data for their purpose, implying a high degree of subjectivity in judgment. This suggests that the GeoViQua system should exploit a combination of provider-generated metadata (objective indicators such as summary statistics), system-generated metadata (contextual

  9. The body as constitutive element phenomenology and psychoanalysis on our view of ourselves and others.

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    Monjaraz Fuentes, Paulina; Rojas Hernández, María Del Carmen; Santasilia, Stefano; Monjaraz Fuentes, Fernanda

    2017-12-01

    The aim of this manuscript is to highlight that from the phenomenology and psychoanalysis point of view, the meaning of the notion of the body is different from the medical biologicist discourse. In psychoanalysis, the body is an erogenized body. It is constituted as an object for another self. Similarly, in phenomenology, the body is an own body in first instance. It is the body of a self, rather than a living body and a material body. Both positions enable us to understand how this conceptualization of the body is essential in any human field. Especially in the clinic, the position of the subject before the other will lead to a specific form of intervention. From this understanding of the human body, both phenomenology and psychoanalysis confirm that the biologicist understanding of the body, presumed by all psychological and medical practices, is insufficient.

  10. Privatization and Psychoanalysis: The Impact of Neo-liberalism on Freud's Tool of Social Justice.

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    Graybow, Scott; Eighmey, Jennifer; Fader, Sharon

    2015-01-01

    The paper outlines the historical links between psychoanalysis, social progressivism and the political Left. It then details the process by which those links were undone such that today psychoanalysis and mental health services in general are alienated from their radical roots. The paper posits this process of alienation is continued today via the neo-liberal phenomenon of privatization, which has profound implications for clients seeking mental health treatment especially those of minority status or who are economically oppressed. Today, access to effective mental health treatment is linked to one's economic status, and people of all class backgrounds seem less likely to receive mental health interventions that promote awareness of the oppressive political and economic forces they face. The paper includes two clinical vignettes illustrating the inequalities that are inherent to the privatized mental healthcare system. The paper calls for a return to the ideals and practices of the progressive psychoanalysis that defined the inter-war era of the last century.

  11. [Psychoanalysis and sexology: antagonism or synergy?].

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    Soldati, Lorenzo

    2010-03-24

    Psychoanalysis and sexology are both int-rested in human sexuality but they do not share the same approach. Sexual medicine and sexotherapy aim to o-jectify sexuality and to treat sexual disorders whereas psychoanalysis is more interested in the discovery and the understanding of the subjective experienceoof sexuality. In psych-analysis, change arises rather from acceptance than modification. Evidence based medicine shows that the efficacy of sex therapy is limited and recommends the use of integrative approaches. Psychoanalysis is a necessary complement to sexology because of the links it forges between functional sexuality and psychosexuality, a sexuality with a psychological and emotional dimension, related to an individual's personal history and his identity.

  12. Psychoanalysis and the community mental health movement.

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    Croghan, L M

    1975-01-01

    Psychoanalysis and CMHM were once enemies. Psychoanalysis has made noteworthy advances toward the CMHM idea both in technique changes and in community involvement. It is possible that CMHM may finally reject all psychoanalytic contribution and face its future without a theory. If that takes place, the CMHM some day in its future may turn a corner and find itself face to face with the lonely, individual man, conscious of his past and fearful of the unexplained anxiety within him. It is then that the CMHM will find itself once again studying the works of Herbert Marcuse, Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, and the psychoanalytic world.

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    The study analyses labour use in small-scale yam production in Qua'an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. In the process, data were collected from 92 randomly selected yam farmers on sources, categories, intensity and utilization of labour. Analyses were conducted using descriptive statistics and ...

  14. Gastro-intestinal helminth parasites of fish species in Qua Iboe River ...

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    A parasitological investigation on the gastrointestinal helminth parasites of fishes in Qua Iboe River, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria was conducted from January to August 2009. A total of two hundred and twenty one fish specimens belonging to 26 species and 15 families were examined. Nine (9) out of the twenty-six (26) ...

  15. Group affective learning in training for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

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    Scharff, Jill Savege; Scharff, David E

    2017-03-04

    This paper describes The Group Affective Model, a method for teaching psychoanalytic concepts and their clinical application, using multi-channel teaching, process and review in group settings, and learning from experience in an open systems learning community for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. This innovation arose in response to criticism of existing methods in psychoanalytic education that have subordinated the primary educational task to that of the training analysis. Noticing this split between education and training analysis, between cognition and affect, and between concepts of individual and group unconscious processes, we developed the Group Affective Model for teaching and learning psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in an open psychological space in which students and faculty experience individual and group processes of digestion, assimilation, and review, which demonstrate the concepts in action and make them available for internalization selectively. We discuss our philosophy and our educational stance. We describe our institution and our participants. We give examples of teaching situations that we have studied to provide some insight about assimilation and internalization of the concepts and clinical approaches being taught. We discuss the transferability of the Group Affective Model to other teaching settings and psychoanalytic training institutions and propose it as the fourth pillar of psychoanalytic training, next to analytic treatment, clinical supervision, and didactic seminars. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  16. Fear and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder?a link between psychoanalysis and neuroscience

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    Ronningstam, Elsa; Baskin-Sommers, Arielle R.

    2013-01-01

    Linking psychoanalytic studies with neuroscience has proven increasingly productive for identifying and understanding personality functioning. This article focuses on pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), with the aim of exploring two clinically relevant aspects of narcissistic functioning also recognized in psychoanalysis: fear and decision-making. Evidence from neuroscientific studies of related conditions, such as psychopathy, suggests links between affective...

  17. Hermeneutics versus science in psychoanalysis: a resolution to the controversy over the scientific status of psychoanalysis.

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    Fusella, Paul

    2014-12-01

    The controversy over the scientific status of psychoanalysis is investigated and a resolution is proposed. The positions held by the hermeneuticists, conveyed through the hermeneutic interpretation of psychoanalysis put forth by Jurgen Habermas and Paul Ricoeur, are reviewed. The views of psychoanalysis as a science held by the philosopher of science Adolf Grünbaum and by American psychoanalyst Robert S. Wallerstein are also considered. Psychoanalysis remains relevant today because it has situated itself among the other disciplines as a hybrid science, not quite a pure hermeneutic on the one hand, and not quite a pure science on the other, while at the same time having proven to be both these things-and in doing so has revolutionized the way we think about human nature.

  18. Reflection in psychoanalysis: on symbols and metaphors.

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    Enckell, Henrik

    2010-10-01

    Psychoanalysis is an art of reflection, i.e. it tries to facilitate the subject's retrieval of his own self. The 'material' to be reflected upon consists of the products of human symbolization. But there are two views of reflection. In one, the self is searched in a temporal, structural and procedural 'anterior' (the model of archaeology). In the other the self is to be found in a still evolving meaning process, i.e. it resides in a 'future' (the model of teleology). Both these pictures are common in psychoanalysis. The aim of this paper is to study the figures of symbolization through the archaeology/teleology reflection model. The author tries to show that 'symbol' leans on archaeology while 'metaphor' comprises a teleological conception. In order to show the relevance of this finding, the author draws the outlines of both an archaeological and a teleological model in psychoanalysis. It is stated that the former builds on an inherent symbol model while the figure for the latter is metaphor. Copyright © 2010 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  19. [The role of biography in psychoanalysis].

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    Küchenhoff, J

    1996-01-01

    The construction of biographical data by the analyst and the remembrance of the past by the patient were regarded as vital for the psychoanalytic cure by Freud. Today the working-through of the transference in the actual therapeutic relationship is regarded as much more important. Whether the past is constructed or reconstructed, whether past events can explain present experiences etc., these questions are discussed not only in psychoanalysis, but also in the historical sciences and in philosophy. The dialogue with these can offer new insights into the relation of past to present, the importance of narrativity etc. to psychoanalysis; at the same time by comparison psychoanalysis can define its proper and specific approach to biography more clearly. These specific methods include the intersubjectivity of psychoanalytic experience in general and of reconstruction of the past, particularly, and the psychoanalytic process of remembering that leads to a differentiation of presence and past. Psychoanalysis is no psychosynthesis; it de-constructs experience, whereas the synthesis of the past is left to the patient's synthetic functions.

  20. Psychoanalysis and culture: some contemporary challenges.

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    Eizirik, C L

    1997-08-01

    The evolution and current usage of the concept of culture is briefly discussed. Two divergent views on the initial relationship between psychoanalysis and culture are presented and the influence of the former on the latter illustrated, both in the previous decades and at present. Some general aspects of present-day western culture are then outlined, among them the great flood of information, the culture of narcissism, the temptations of conventionality, the ideology of visual media and the 'light culture', and five propositions that attempt to characterise 'post-modern sensibility'. Finally, four challenges faced today by psychoanalysis are discussed: the changing nature of philosophical and cultural cross-currents as it influences psychoanalysis as a discipline; the empiricist versus the hermeneutic approach; attacks on psychoanalysis as an elitist discipline and profession; and the movement away from the subjectivist and existential concerns and the focus on a more collectivist and pragmatic relationship to reality. The author suggests possible ways to face each of these challenges.

  1. The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment in non-Astro 101 Courses II

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    Kirkman, Thomas W.; Jensen, Ellen

    2017-06-01

    The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment[1] aims to measure the pre-algebra mathematical skills that are often part of "general education" science courses like Astro 101. In four majors STEM classes, we report comparisons between QuaRCS metrics, ACT math, GPAO, and the course grade. In three of four classes QuaRCS QR score and ACT math were statistically significantly correlated (with r˜.6), however in the fourth course —a senior-level microbiology course— there was no statistically significantly correlation (in fact, rQR. A QuaRCS metric aiming to report the students belief in the importance of math in science was seen to grow with the course level. Pre/post QuaRCS testing in Physics courses showed fractional sigma gains in QR, self-estimated math fluency and math importance, but not all of those increases were statistically significant. Using a QuaRCS map relating the questions to skill areas, we found graph reading, percentages, and proportional reasoning to be the most misunderstood skills in all four courses.[1] QuaRCS, Follette, et al.,2015, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.8.2.2

  2. Designing and implementing a Quality Broker: the GeoViQua experience

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    Papeschi, Fabrizio; Bigagli, Lorenzo; Masò, Joan; Nativi, Stefano

    2014-05-01

    GeoViQua (QUAlity aware VIsualisation for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems) is an FP7 project aiming at complementing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with rigorous data quality specifications and quality-aware capabilities, in order to improve reliability in scientific studies and policy decision-making. GeoViQua main scientific and technical objective is to enhance the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) providing the user community with innovative quality-aware search and visualization tools, which will be integrated in the GEOPortal, as well as made available to other end-user interfaces. To this end, GeoViQua will promote the extension of the current standard metadata for geographic information with accurate and expressive quality indicators. Employing and extending several ISO standards such as 19115, 19157 and 19139, a common set of data quality indicators has been selected to be used within the project. The resulting work, in the form of a data model, is expressed in XML Schema Language and encoded in XML. Quality information can be stated both by data producers and by data users, actually resulting in two conceptually distinct data models, the Producer Quality model and the User Quality model (or User Feedback model). GeoViQua architecture is built on the brokering approach successfully experimented within the EuroGEOSS project and realized by the GEO DAB (Discovery and Access Broker) which is part of the GCI. The GEO DAB allows for harmonization and distribution in a transparent way for both users and data providers. This way, GeoViQua can effectively complement and extend the GEO DAB obtaining a Quality augmentation Broker (DAB-Q) which plays a central role in ensuring the consistency of the Producer and User quality models. The GeoViQua architecture also includes a Feedback Catalog, a particular service brokered by the DAB-Q which is dedicated to the storage and discovery of user feedbacks. A very important issue

  3. Psychoanalysis in Crisis: The Danger of Ideology.

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    Richards, Arnold

    2015-06-01

    Psychoanalysis is in crisis. Its prestige with the public has plummeted, as well as its economic viability and even its population. There are fewer analytic candidates and fewer patients, less insurance coverage, less presence in departments of psychiatry, and less prestige among the traditional academic disciplines. Analysts are getting older, and there are fewer and fewer young ones to replace us. A once-fascinated public now distrusts analysts as unscientific, deluded, authoritarian, reactionary, arrogant, sexist, and/or passé. This paper examines some causes of this decline within psychoanalysis itself as well as possibilities for reform. The status of psychoanalysis as a science is in question, although Freud considered it as an empirical science, and modified his theories to fit new facts. In reality, however, transmission of psychoanalytic knowledge in the training analyst system has led to its perpetuation as an ideology, rather than a science, and to the formation of oligarchies in the structure of psychoanalytic organizations and some institutes. Psychoanalysis is nothing if not an exploratory endeavor, and it thrives in an open environment. Psychoanalytic theory becomes ideology when exploration, testing, and challenge are suppressed. There are many analysts for whom psychoanalysis is neither ideology or theology, but an intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding human and humane endeavor, where convention is enlivened by creative challenge, and innovation is disciplined by tradition. In that form, it is too valuable to lose. It is time for us to step back and reclaim our citizenship in the larger intellectual world of curiosity, creativity, and freedom.

  4. This art of psychoanalysis. Dreaming undreamt dreams and interrupted cries.

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    Ogden, Thomas H

    2004-08-01

    It is the art of psychoanalysis in the making, a process inventing itself as it goes, that is the subject of this paper. The author articulates succinctly how he conceives of psychoanalysis, and offers a detailed clinical illustration. He suggests that each analysand unconsciously (and ambivalently) is seeking help in dreaming his 'night terrors' (his undreamt and undreamable dreams) and his 'nightmares' (his dreams that are interrupted when the pain of the emotional experience being dreamt exceeds his capacity for dreaming). Undreamable dreams are understood as manifestations of psychotic and psychically foreclosed aspects of the personality; interrupted dreams are viewed as reflections of neurotic and other non-psychotic parts of the personality. The analyst's task is to generate conditions that may allow the analysand--with the analyst's participation--to dream the patient's previously undreamable and interrupted dreams. A significant part of the analyst's participation in the patient's dreaming takes the form of the analyst's reverie experience. In the course of this conjoint work of dreaming in the analytic setting, the analyst may get to know the analysand sufficiently well for the analyst to be able to say something that is true to what is occurring at an unconscious level in the analytic relationship. The analyst's use of language contributes significantly to the possibility that the patient will be able to make use of what the analyst has said for purposes of dreaming his own experience, thereby dreaming himself more fully into existence.

  5. Freud's 'thought-transference', repression, and the future of psychoanalysis.

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    Farrell, D

    1983-01-01

    Psychoanalysts since Freud have largely neglected his important, paradigmatic ideas on the possibility of 'thought-transference' (telepathy) as an influence in mental life. A chance recording of two dreams which proved to coincide in some detail with distant reality events again suggests evidence in favour of the telepathy hypothesis. On interpretation, one of these dreams reveals even greater correspondence with the reality event and shows the mechanism of transformation of the repressed wish from latent dream content into manifest dream, utilizing a number of elements of the dream instigator, an apparently telepathically received day residue. Working with this material proceeded against very strong resistance, most evident in repeated forgetting of one or another bit of the clinical data. This has been the fate of ideas pertaining to the occult since Freud's first formulations, as is documented here by references to the early history of psychoanalysis. The issue now and for the future is whether psychoanalysis will continue to ignore the crucial question of validity in regard to the telepathy hypothesis. The psychoanalytic method is uniquely qualified to investigate so-called parapsychological phenomena and has the same obligation to do so as with other mental events. We need to examine the evidence in spite of the threat posed to our conventional understanding of the limits of the mind by the very act of acknowledging the question. If we can overcome our resistance to undertaking this task, we may find that, once again, Freud pointed the way towards discovery of a new paradigm in science.

  6. Child and adolescent psychoanalysis: research, practice and theory.

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    Cohen, J

    1997-06-01

    In the last fifteen years, there have been three major developments in child and adolescent psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. After briefly reviewing what is clear and unclear about the nature of child psychoanalysis, the author describes and critiques three recent trends: (1) a greater differentiation of aetiological factors that involves an enhanced understanding about developmental influences and how they may be utilised therapeutically; (2) a shift in child analytic theory to a more equitable balance between internal and external factors, with more attention being paid to the external; and (3) a significant increase in the psychoanalytically informed, empirical study of development as well as the process and outcome of treatment. Changes in these three overlapping domains are examined and their relevance to clinical practice discussed. It is suggested that the increase in the systematic and empirical study of the child psychoanalytic process has been the most significant recent development in the field; it is this that has the greatest potential to minimise rhetoric, to support discovery and to clarify what is unique about psychoanalytically informed work with children and adolescents.

  7. Intergenerational work as an adjunct to psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

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    Braverman, S

    1995-01-01

    Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are opportunities for individuals to repair faulty aspects of their development that have resulted in symptoms or other difficulties in living. Although transference is the major therapeutic tool in this work, it is not the only one. The potential resources for healing that exist in family relationships is great, especially as these relationships go on long after therapy has ended. We are all living longer; families of three and four generations are no longer uncommon. There are many adult patients who have one or both parents alive and well. Intergenerational work can be a useful adjunct where there is no severe narcissistic pathology or psychosis in either patient or parent. It is especially helpful in cases where there is severe resistance and insight is not effective in promoting change. "By focusing constantly on the patient's transference distortions and ignoring reality elements we undermine self-esteem and make him feel he is always wrong, sick or crazy" (Greenson, 1978b,p. 434). The addition of intergenerational work in the course of psychoanalysis/psychotherapy can shorten the time of therapy and be another tool for dealing with resistance. This work has theoretical implications for the modification of the place that transference has in psychoanalytic therapy. By placing greater emphasis on the patient's real relationships in influencing intrapsychic change we pave the way to exciting clinical and theoretical possibilities.

  8. QuaBingo: A Prediction System for Protein Quaternary Structure Attributes Using Block Composition

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    Chi-Hua Tung

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Quaternary structures of proteins are closely relevant to gene regulation, signal transduction, and many other biological functions of proteins. In the current study, a new method based on protein-conserved motif composition in block format for feature extraction is proposed, which is termed block composition. Results. The protein quaternary assembly states prediction system which combines blocks with functional domain composition, called QuaBingo, is constructed by three layers of classifiers that can categorize quaternary structural attributes of monomer, homooligomer, and heterooligomer. The building of the first layer classifier uses support vector machines (SVM based on blocks and functional domains of proteins, and the second layer SVM was utilized to process the outputs of the first layer. Finally, the result is determined by the Random Forest of the third layer. We compared the effectiveness of the combination of block composition, functional domain composition, and pseudoamino acid composition of the model. In the 11 kinds of functional protein families, QuaBingo is 23% of Matthews Correlation Coefficient (MCC higher than the existing prediction system. The results also revealed the biological characterization of the top five block compositions. Conclusions. QuaBingo provides better predictive ability for predicting the quaternary structural attributes of proteins.

  9. PsiQuaSP-A library for efficient computation of symmetric open quantum systems.

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    Gegg, Michael; Richter, Marten

    2017-11-24

    In a recent publication we showed that permutation symmetry reduces the numerical complexity of Lindblad quantum master equations for identical multi-level systems from exponential to polynomial scaling. This is important for open system dynamics including realistic system bath interactions and dephasing in, for instance, the Dicke model, multi-Λ system setups etc. Here we present an object-oriented C++ library that allows to setup and solve arbitrary quantum optical Lindblad master equations, especially those that are permutationally symmetric in the multi-level systems. PsiQuaSP (Permutation symmetry for identical Quantum Systems Package) uses the PETSc package for sparse linear algebra methods and differential equations as basis. The aim of PsiQuaSP is to provide flexible, storage efficient and scalable code while being as user friendly as possible. It is easily applied to many quantum optical or quantum information systems with more than one multi-level system. We first review the basics of the permutation symmetry for multi-level systems in quantum master equations. The application of PsiQuaSP to quantum dynamical problems is illustrated with several typical, simple examples of open quantum optical systems.

  10. The complex nature of exposure to early childhood trauma in the psychoanalysis of a child.

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    Chertoff, Judith M

    2009-12-01

    When an intense transference relationship evolves during psychoanalysis, sensory and emotional experiences associated with trauma can arise spontaneously. Detailed clinical process material is presented from the psychoanalysis of a six-year-old boy whose severe trauma at age two and a half contributed to his conflicts about aggression and gender identity, impeding his development. A series of analytic sessions during which he spontaneously enacted fantasies, feelings, and defenses associated with the trauma in the immediacy of the transference relationship are used to illustrate how psychoanalysis provided him the safety to rework this overwhelming experience and its aftermath, thereby restoring progressive development. It is hypothesized that while work with trauma was only one feature in an otherwise complex treatment, psychoanalysis provided a sophisticated form of reexposure to developmentally primitive emotions, images, and fantasies that this child had not consciously connected with the trauma. Associated early childhood conflicts pertaining to aggression, separation, and gender identity, warded off with rigid defenses, had become intertwined with the trauma and its aftermath, rendering them otherwise inaccessible.

  11. The design and evaluation of a QuA implementation broker based on peer-to-peer technology

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    Oudenstad, Johannes

    2007-01-01

    Abstract In the QuA component based middleware architecture, the implementation broker assists the service planner in service planning by performing resource discovery. Pluggable core services is a key feature in QuA, and the implementation broker role is one of those. However, at the start of this thesis, there was only one component available for this role; the Basic Implementation Broker. The Basic implementation broker is designed to perform resource discovery of local resource...

  12. The incommensurability of psychoanalysis and history.

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    Scott, Joan W

    2012-01-01

    This article argues that, although psychoanalysis and history have different conceptions of time and causality, there can be a productive relationship between them. Psychoanalysis can force historians to question their certainty about facts, narrative, and cause; it introduces disturbing notions about unconscious motivation and the effects of fantasy on the making of history. This was not the case with the movement for psychohistory that began in the 1970s. Then the influence of American ego-psychology on history-writing promoted the idea of compatibility between the two disciplines in ways that undercut the critical possibilities of their interaction. The work of the French historian Michel de Certeau provides theoretical insight into the uses of incommensurability, while that of Lyndal Roper demonstrates both its limits and its value for enriching historical understanding.

  13. Psychoanalysis--a phenomenology of language.

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    Kupke, Christian

    2003-01-01

    It is often said that there is an unbridgeable gap between phenomenology and psychoanalysis. But this is only half the truth. Starting from Merleau-Ponty's proposal of an objectivistic and an idealistic divergence of Freud's enterprise the paper tries to reconstruct two possible movements: the objectivistic divergence of Husserl's enterprise as a phenomenological shift towards psychoanalysis and the idealistic divergence of Freud's enterprise as a psychoanalytical shift towards phenomenology. It is shown that this approach is possible on the field of language and semiotics where psychic life, as the essence of our subjectivity, may be rendered as a uniform phenomenon of an articulation in the world of signs. This thesis is elucidated at the end of the paper by discussing first (to the phenomenological side) a certain interpretation of the use of Husserl's reduction as a method of investigation in psychiatry and second (to the psychoanalytic side) the importance of Lacan's difference between repression and foreclosure for a psychopathological understanding of psychosis.

  14. Unbinding critics: psychoanalysis and aesthetic thinking

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    Gustavo Henrique Dionisio

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper intends to discuss the relationship between psychoanalysis and aesthetic thinking under the prism of the “unbinding” theory – earlier conceived by the psychoanalyst Andre Green –, linking it to some theories proposed by Hal Foster, art historian and art critic, where we can find the lacanian “real” as the linking concept. One could say, in this linkage made here, that both authors are dealing, in a very particular way, with a question that refers to the theory of the real (as it was conceived by Jacques Lacan, even in the case of Green it is not referred directly; Green’s theory, however, seems to discuss some kind of a regredience that could be linked to the death drive. Accessing the psychoanalytical dispositive, and using it as it is appropriated to the (art object to be interpreted, Foster, for example, advances in both the field of aesthetic reflection and in the more specific field of psychoanalysis. It should be noted that Foster’s reflection refers strictly to the post-pop images, observed mainly in the 1990’s photography. Thus, I think that this intersection between aesthetics and psychoanalysis might allow us to shed some light on a new art reading possibility towards a “non-applied” psychoanalytical paradigm, which, in my opinion, seems to be an appropriate way to understand some of the contemporary art production.

  15. A dangerous movie? Hollywood does psychoanalysis.

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    Ferrell, Donald R; Silverman, Martin A

    2014-12-01

    After the appearance of David Cronenberg's film A Dangerous Method in 2011, dealing with the relationships of Sigmund Freud, C. G. Jung and Sabina Spielrein, Dr. Donald Ferrell published: A Dangerous Method, A Film Directed by David Cronenberg: An Extended Review (Ferrell 2012) in the Journal of Religion and Health. Upon its publication, Dr. Ferrell's article was nominated for a Gradiva Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. On November 1, 2013, the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society held its annual conference at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Billie Pivnick, a member at large of the Board of Directors of the APCS and also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religion and Health, persuaded the 2013 Conference Program Committee that Cronenberg's film would make an interesting subject for discussion for conference participants. To that end, Dr. Pivnick invited Dr. Ferrell, C. G. Jung Institute of New York, Dr. Steven Reisner, Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, and Dr. Martin Silverman, Training and Supervising Analyst and Supervising Child Analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, NYU College of Medicine, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey, and Associate Editor of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly to serve as panel members to discuss: A Dangerous Movie? Hollywood does Psychoanalysis. Presentations on Cronenberg's film and the early history of psychoanalysis were given by Drs. Ferrell and Reisner, followed by a response to their presentations by Dr. Silverman. Dr. Pivnick chaired the session. The articles presented here were given originally at the APCS conference by Dr. Ferrell and Dr. Silverman. Dr. Reisner declined the invitation to submit his presentation for publication. Dr. Silverman's remarks were based not only on the presentation given by Dr. Ferrell at the session on A Dangerous Movie?, but also on his close and

  16. The dual impact of Freud's death and Freud's death instinct theory on the history of psychoanalysis.

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    Bergmann, Martin S

    2011-10-01

    Since I have ranged over a rather large territory in this presentation I will summarize my main points. I claim that the very way Freud created psychoanalysis made it impossible for it to continue to grow and develop as a unified movement after his death. Unlike other sciences, psychoanalysis had no way of differentiating its basic findings from what is yet to be discovered. I then reintroduced my differentiation between heretics, modifiers, and extenders, claiming that after Freud’s death there was less opportunity for heretics and more space for modifiers. I assigned a crucial role to the fact that Anna Freud did not succeed in expelling the Kleinians. In the second part of the paper I presented the view of those who made use of Freud’s death instinct theory and those who opposed it. Many analysts preferred to ignore dealing with it rather than state their opposition. My presentation was biased in favor of those who chose to work with the death instinct as a clinical reality,highlighting Ferenczi’s construction. I made the claim, so far as I know never made before, that Freud’s death instinct theory had a traumatic impact on the psychoanalytic movement because it greatly limited the belief in the curative power of our therapeutic work. After his announcement of the dual-instinct theory Freud withdrew his interest in psychoanalysis as a method of cure. By doing so he inflicted a narcissistic wound on psychoanalysis. I believe that the creativity of psychoanalysis will improve if we face this difficult chapter in our history.

  17. Medical semiotics; its influence on art, psychoanalysis and Sherlock Holmes.

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    Moore-McCann, Brenda

    2016-11-01

    Semiotics is the analysis and interpretation of signs and the basis of medicine since antiquity. It is suggested that the growth of technology has led to the virtual eclipse of the clinical examination with consequent loss of skill, empathy and patient trust. This paper views the value of medical semiotics through the method of the 19th century Italian doctor, Giovanni Morelli, which has had a significant but little recognised impact on the early development of psychoanalysis, the detective novel and art connoisseurship. Semiotics and, specifically, the linguistic semiotics of Ferdinand Saussure have been influential in the fields of the visual arts, literature and the social sciences since the 20th century. With its roots in the medical treatises of antiquity, medical semiotics should again be brought to the forefront of medical practice. © The Author(s) 2014.

  18. August Aichhorn: a different vision of psychoanalysis, children, and society.

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    Galatzer-Levy, Isaac R; Galatzer-Levy, Robert M

    2007-01-01

    Though August Aichhorn, in name, remains a significant figure in the history of psychoanalysis, his ideas have been all but abandoned in the modern clinical conception of the treatment of children and adolescents who act out. The current treatment of children and adolescents, so disturbed that their behavior demands treatment outside of their home environment, is currently rudderless and highly dependent on broad societal counter-transferential reactions to disturbed youth. We argue that not only does Aichhorn hold a distinguished position in the history of the treatment of youngsters, but that his ideas about the meaning of severely disruptive behavior as well as the techniques which align with those theories remain relevant and, if utilized, would improve the treatment of severely disturbed youth.

  19. Revisioning the Clinical Relationship: Heinz Kohut and the Viewpoint of Self-Psychology.

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    Masek, Robert J.

    Psychoanalysis is undergoing rapid and remarkable changes in its basic metapsychology, theoretical reflections, and concrete, clinical interventions. Through self-psychology, Heinz Kohut's alternative views on the clinical relationship have contributed to this restructuring of psychoanalysis. Traditionally, mainstream psychoanalysis has viewed the…

  20. Psicanálise e Universidade: a interface possível por meio da pesquisa psicanalítica clínica. Alice quebra-vidros Psychoanalysis and University: the potential interface through psychoanalytic clinical research. Alice Glass-breaker

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    Julieta Freitas Ramalho da Silva

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available As relações entre Psicanálise, Ciência e Universidade são antigas. Remontam à época de Freud e têm se mostrado tema importante para a Psicanálise no século XXI. Os psicanalistas que trabalham nas Universidades sofrem demandas por evidenciar o funcionamento e os resultados de sua disciplina. Este artigo comenta os modelos possíveis de pesquisa psicanalítica e defende a pesquisa clínica de caso individual por meio do próprio método psicanalítico acrescido por elementos da pesquisa qualitativa. Para tanto, as autoras estudam o processo de psicoterapia psicanalítica e o funcionamento mental de uma paciente borderline atendida durante quatro anos em uma clínica universitária pública. Aproximadamente 120 sessões foram registradas de um total de 340 sessões. Estas foram lidas e relidas como se fossem narrativas pela psicanalista investigadora, revelando momentos significativos do trabalho da dupla analista-paciente.The relationships between Psychoanalysis, Science and Universities have been discussed since Freud and gained relevance over the 21st century as an important subject for Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysts who work in Universities are supposed to conduct research. This article comments on possible psychoanalytical research models and supports individual case clinical research through the psychoanalytical method itself, added on qualitative research elements. The authors study the psychoanalytical psychotherapy process and the mental functioning of a borderline patient treated for four years in a public university institution. Approximately 120 of 340 sessions were registered. They were read and re-read by the investigator-psychoanalyst as if they were narratives and revealed some meaningful developments from the psychoanalyst-patient.

  1. Addressing, understanding and treating conduct disorders in adolescents through psychoanalysis and neuroscience: towards a disappearance of sex-differences.

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    Bronsard, Guillaume; Benjelloun, Amine; Rufo, Marcel; Simeoni, Marie-Claude

    2010-11-01

    Based on our findings showing that female adolescents in resident group homes exhibit externalized disorders at the same rate as male adolescents, explanatory hypotheses are developed from neuroscience (genetics and endocrinology) and from psychoanalysis (psychopathological and environmental approach). In particular, the place of the psychoanalytic approach in improving our understanding of such results is discussed with regard first to the clinical context and then to the research context. This article underlines that both approaches in psychoanalysis and neuroscience can, and maybe have to/should, coexist in child psychiatry. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Strategic self-marginalization: the case of psychoanalysis.

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    Bos, Jaap; Park, David W; Pietikainen, Petteri

    2005-01-01

    Marginality is an important concept in the history of science, though it is often used in a manner that presumes marginality to be a static designation. We contend that the dynamics of marginality are crucial to the history of psychoanalysis, a discipline that has moved between dominant and marginal positions. We address psychoanalytic marginality via three specific "cases": the marginalization among Freud and his followers when psychoanalysis was an emergent discipline; the marginality trope in Erich Fromm's popular psychoanalytic writing when psychoanalysis was orthodoxy in American academic psychiatry; and the rhetorical marginality of psychoanalysis in Sweden as psychoanalysis entered a decline within psychiatry. Our aim is to show that marginalization and self-marginalization serve interpersonal, social, and professional strategies. Copyright 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  3. Self-assembly of heterojunction quantum dots(HeQuaDs)

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    Eyink, K. G.; Tomich, D. H.; Grazulis, L.; Pitz, J. J.; Mahalingam, K.; Shank, J.; Munshi, S.; Ulrich, B.

    2006-02-01

    Quantum dots (QDs) have been receiving considerable attention due to the unique properties, which arise due to the confinement of the electron and holes in a lower band gap material. The InAs on GaAs material system is one of the most studied combinations in which quantum dots form during epitaxy. These QDs form in a Stranski Krastanov manner via a self-assembly process in which the dots nucleate at a critical adatom coverage on a wetting layer of InAs. QDs may be vertically aligned by using the residual strain above a buried dot layer to enhance the nucleation of the second layer of dots. In this work, we show the formation of QDs, which are composed of multiple materials, can be formed through a marriage of these two concepts. In this particular demonstration, we formed InAs dots on GaAs andcrowned the QDs with GaSb and encapsulated the entire structure with GaAs. Atomic Force Microscopy shows additional nucleation between the InAs layers has been minimized and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy shows the formation the composite structure. Transmission electron microscopy indicated a clear boundary between the GaSb and InAs regions. AFM analysis of the HeQuaD structure shows that GaSb material grows mainly on the two (1 1 0) inclined facets. Thus, the HeQuaD is elongated along the (1 1 0) direction. We have also obtained preliminary photoluminescence (PL) from a 3 layer GaS/InAs HeQuaD structure with a peak around 1.3 microns.

  4. Psychoanalysis and analytic psychotherapy in the NHS--a problem for medical ethics.

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    Wilkinson, G

    1986-01-01

    I question the place of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy in the National Health Service (NHS), with reference to published material; and, particularly, in relation to primary care, health economics and medical ethics. I argue that there are pressing clinical, research, economic, and ethical reasons in support of the contention that an urgent review of the extent and impact of psychoanalytic practices in the health service is called for. PMID:3735363

  5. The British Tradition of Psychoanalysis five Times a Week: Sacrament or Sacred Cow?

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    Elizabeth Coates Thummel

    2015-01-01

    The British Psychoanalytic Society (BPAS) is identified with the tradition of psychoanalysis five times a week. The paper discusses the history and evolution of this tradition in the BPAS and how this has been and continues to be supported by various institutional structures including training regulations and subsidies. More recent questioning about frequency is discussed as well as the factors both external and internal that make high frequency analytic work difficult to achieve. Clinical ma...

  6. Toward an Ethic of Listening, the Psychoanalysis Bet in Special Education

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    Jesús Manuel Ramírez Escobar

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available The following paper seeks to explain the subjective effects brought by the majority of Psycho-pedagogical and clinical approaches on special education for children. Approaches founded on psychoanalysis and its connection to philosophy will be placed emphasis on to set out a new action mechanism. The notion of Ethics of Listening derives from those approaches from which a model of attention, opposite to that one used today within evaluation techniques at educational institutions, is proposed. 

  7. The Interaction among Microbiota, Immunity, and Genetic and Dietary Factors Is the Condicio Sine Qua Non Celiac Disease Can Develop

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Celiac disease (CD is an immune-mediated enteropathy, triggered by dietary wheat gluten and similar proteins of barley and rye in genetically susceptible individuals. This is a complex disorder involving both environmental and immune-genetic factors. The major genetic risk factor for CD is determined by HLA-DQ genes. Dysfunction of the innate and adaptive immune systems can conceivably cause impairment of mucosal barrier function and development of localized or systemic inflammatory and autoimmune processes. Exposure to gluten is the main environmental trigger responsible for the signs and symptoms of the disease, but exposure to gluten does not fully explain the manifestation of CD. Thus, both genetic determination and environmental exposure to gluten are necessary for the full manifestation of CD; neither of them is sufficient alone. Epidemiological and clinical data suggest that other environmental factors, including infections, alterations in the intestinal microbiota composition, and early feeding practices, might also play a role in disease development. Thus, this interaction is the condicio sine qua non celiac disease can develop. The breakdown of the interaction among microbiota, innate immunity, and genetic and dietary factors leads to disruption of homeostasis and inflammation; and tissue damage occurs. Focusing attention on this interaction and its breakdown may allow a better understanding of the CD pathogenesis and lead to novel translational avenues for preventing and treating this widespread disease.

  8. Unconscious marks: graffiti, psychoanalysis and possible dialogue

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    Taís Azambuja

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The smart city concept addresses socio-environmental, cultural, economic, artistic, technological issues, among others. Namely, the strategy for the innovative work that invests in intellectual capital is articulated to the creative processes in general and art in particular, and this is fundamentalin nowadays’ today's dynamic. This assay seeks elucidation of knowledge through the identification and interpretation of the characteristic local expression of graffiti art. For this purpose, it will be used psychoanalytic theory as epistemic foundation applied to the production of knowledge in general. It is proposed the joint between the graffiti and psychoanalysis in extension, that is to say, in the world, in the culture.

  9. Research into witchcraft in psychoanalysis and history.

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    Gerlach, Alf

    2011-01-01

    Witchcraft and witch-hunting have been a topic for numerous historical and psychoanalytical research projects. But until now, most of these projects have remained rather isolated from one from the other, each in their own context. In this article I shall attempt to set up a dialogue between psychoanalysis and history by way of the example of research into witchcraft. However, I make no claim to covering the different psychoanalytical and historical approaches in full. As a historical 'layman', my interest lies in picking out some of the approaches that seem to me particularly well suited to contribute to reciprocal enhancement.

  10. [Jervis and Timpanaro on psychoanalysis and materialism].

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    Pagnini, Alessandro

    2012-01-01

    Jervis and Timpanaro have been two influential figures of the Italian culture in the second half of the Twentieth Century. They never met, although they talked to each other regularly at a distance, as they shared many interests, in particular on the topics of the scientific status of psychoanalysis and on a coherent definition of materialism. Their epistemological and ontological views are clearly connected to Italian '60s and '70s philosophical climate dominated by the discussion on Marxism, and for this reason they might seem obsolete. However, especially from Jervis' views, one can draw important suggestions for the philosophy of human sciences, in the direction of a non-reductionist "scientism".

  11. Psychoanalysis: the sacred and the profane.

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    Frosch, Allan

    2014-06-01

    Colleagues from a variety of perspectives have written about the propensity to enshrine psychoanalytic theory. The meaning of the word "enshrine" is to cherish as sacred an idea or philosophy and protect it from change. In other words, the way we view psychoanalysis, our theories of mind and technique, become holy writ and we have divided the world of theory into the sacred and the profane. This is the kiss of death for theory, which must constantly evolve and change, but comforting for the analyst who believes he is on the side of the right, the sacred. In this paper I will discuss how our propensity to enshrine theory has had a debilitating effect on the development of psychoanalysis and, in particular, as a treatment for the most vulnerable people who seek our help. I also address the idea that movement away from enshrined positions allows us to construct different versions of reality. In this context, the notion of "action at a distance" is presented along with the attendant idea of psychoanalytic entanglement.

  12. Critical reflections on intersubjectivity in psychoanalysis.

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    Marzi, Andrea; Hautmann, Gregorio; Maestro, Sandra

    2006-10-01

    The authors review the philosophical trend known as postmodernism and the way it has influenced a part of psychoanalytic thought, concluding with some comments on the qualities and shortcomings of the new developments. The authors consider the origins and the cultural and aesthetic-philosophical meaning of postmodernism, identifying some key concepts such as deconstructionism, the disappearance of the 'individual subject' and individual identity, and the rejection of 'in-depth' models of psychoanalysis. Then they examine various, wide-ranging developments in psychoanalytic thought and treatment. They review the intersubjective field in psychoanalysis, especially in the USA, and then explore whether the underlying lack of truth to be discovered, stressed by these 'new view' statements, or the fact that the 'truth' only exists in linguistic-narrative constructions is consistent with basic analytic concepts such as the unconscious, phantasy, transference and countertransference, which recall the tri-dimensional nature of inner psychic reality. The psychoanalytic process is a condition activated through a bond that is able to hold and contain the relationship of the analytic couple and the patient's unconscious world and not through hermeneutic or narrative constructions.

  13. ['Exotic bird" or "grande dame" of psychoanalysis? The atypical professional career of Anna Kattrin Kemper].

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    Füchtner, Hans

    2007-01-01

    A. K. Kemper's ascent from a life of poverty in Germany to a successful psychoanalytic practice in Brazil ran counter to all professional norms. With a minimum of formal training and a lot of willpower Kemper reached her professional goal, for which she felt she was destined because of her therapeutic talent. Her success was in no small measure due to the help of her husband, the psychoanalyst Werner Kemper, who had been invited to establish a psychoanalytic society in Rio de Janeiro. Some other German analysts also helped her to become an analyst and training analyst in a short period of time despite insufficient knowledge of psychoanalysis. However, her astonishing career caused considerable conflicts, which harmed her husband's reputation. While she remained controversial, she was respected by many and received numerous honours. The foundation of a social clinic for psychoanalysis counts among her most remarkable accomplishments.

  14. Circumcising the Void: (de)contextualising in Complex Lacanian Psychoanalysis

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    de Grave, Dieter

    In contemporary psychoanalysis, the true origin of the science seems to be put aside to get it in vogue with the rest of the scientific framework and psychoanalytical thinking. Although this is a defendable position from which to approach psychoanalysis, it robs it of its core. In this paper, we take the hard-core themes of psychoanalysis such as death and sex, to heart and show how they can be linked to the other sciences, such as the theory of complexity, without censoring or rephrasing the concepts or the language itself.

  15. Weaving child psychoanalysis: Past, present, and future.

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    Brinich, Paul M

    2013-01-01

    Using the metaphor of a fabric woven from many threads, this paper describes nine of the many conceptual strands that have contributed to the development of child psychoanalysis over its first century. It notes the unfortunate isolation (sometimes self-imposed) of child analysis from related fields (including adult analysis) and argues that we must recognize both the strengths and weaknesses of our psychoanalytic tools if we are to collaborate with and profit from the work of nonanalytic colleagues. It closes with the suggestion that the continued weaving of child analysis will require the creation of new looms, structures that are able to support a new generation of child analysts and the continued elaboration of the field.

  16. Psychoanalysis traumatized: the legacy of the Holocaust.

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    Prince, Robert

    2009-09-01

    Psychoanalysis is a survivor of the Holocaust. It was founded and flourished in central European centers that would be destroyed by the Nazis. A core group of refugees who lived through persecution and exile were instrumental in rebuilding their movement on alien shores. They had no opportunity to mourn the loss of their culture or their leader, Freud, whose death was overshadowed by the cataclysmic upheaval around them. Though its trauma has been dissociated, it is represented in psychoanalytic ideas and enacted in institutions within the context of delayed or incomplete mourning. For example, authoritarianism in psychoanalytic institutions will be explored as a reliving of the trauma of both fascism and exile, and not merely typical group psychology. Further evidence of the impact of dissociated trauma includes the astonishing scotoma for actual events in treatment of Holocaust survivors; the extreme privileging of infantile fantasy over reality, and attention to childhood neurosis at the expense of adult catastrophic events.

  17. A thought experiment reconciling neuroscience and psychoanalysis.

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    Falissard, Bruno

    2011-12-01

    Thought experiments have a long tradition in science. The thought experiment proposed in this article designs a brain that is compatible with a conceptual framework that integrates neuroscience and psychoanalysis. A connectionist model with emergent collective computational abilities is modified progressively and gradually to retrieve concepts such as the following: life instinct, the death instinct, the conscious, the preconscious, the unconscious, the free-association method, parapraxis, repetitive compulsion, repression, self, other, and "I". In this model, the process of memorisation is represented by a neural network with deep depressions, the bottoms of which correspond to learned configurations known as "attractors". This thought experiment could be helpful in suggesting new formulations of traditional psychoanalytic and neuroscientific constructs. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. A history of homosexuality and organized psychoanalysis.

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    Drescher, Jack

    2008-01-01

    Today the Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry welcomes its gay and lesbian members. Yet at the time of its 1956 founding, organized psychoanalytic attitudes toward homosexuality could be reasonably characterized as hostile. First there was a transition from Freud's early views of homosexuality as immature to later neofreudian theories that pathologized same-sex attractions and behavior. Following the 1973 decision of the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the DSM, homosexuality is now more commonly regarded as a normal variant of human sexuality. The history of psychoanalytic attitudes toward homosexuality reinforces the impression that psychoanalytic theories cannot be divorced from the political, cultural, and personal contexts in which they are formulated. This history also shows that analysts can take positions that either facilitate or obstruct tolerance and acceptance.

  19. Crítica do empirismo aplicado à psicopatologia clínica: da esterilidade do DSM a uma saída pela psicanálise Critics to em piricism applied to clinical psychopathology: from the sterility of the DS M to an issue by psychoanalysis

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    Tereza Pinto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A tradição empirista na medicina impôs seu modelo à clínica psicopatológica, e a psiquiatria construiu assim seus métodos diagnósticos sobre o modelo da observação direta. No contexto contemporâneo, essa tradição aparece, sobretudo, com a iniciativa a-teórica do DSM. Os tratamentos seguirão o ideal científico, o que aliena definitivamente o sujeito de seu sofrimento. Discute-se aqui tal proposição, contrapondo a proposta psicanalítica como única saí­da ao discurso científico-positivista no âmbito da psicopatologia.Critics to empiricism applied to clinical psychopathology: from the sterility of the DSM to an issue by psychoanalysis. The empiricist tradition of medicine imposed its model upon the clinic in psychopathology. Thus, Psychiatry constructed its diagnostic methods based on the empiricists' principles of direct observation. In the contemporary context, this tradition mainly appears with the non-theoretical initiative of the DSM. Treatments will follow this scientific ideal, which definitely alienates the subject from its suffering. This paper discusses such a proposition and opposes the psychoanalytical proposal as the only solution to the scientific-positivist discourse in psychopathology.

  20. Images of Psychoanalysis: A Phenomenological Study of Medical ...

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    A Phenomenological Study of Medical Students' Sense of Psychoanalysis. Before and After ... a four-week intensive course on Freud, Klein, Kohut and. Fairbairn and are ..... instead of blaming the mother, transference became the medium for ...

  1. The dream between neuroscience and psychoanalysis.

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    Mancia, M

    2004-07-01

    The dream is tackled sometimes from the neurobiological viewpoint, sometimes from the neuropsychological angle, or from the positions of experimental and psychoanalytical psychology. Interest in dreams started with psychoanalysis in 1900, and 53 years later the discovery of REM sleep by Aserinski and Kleitman, and subsequent psychophysiological findings took the dream into the realm of biology. The dichotomous model of REM and non-REM sleep is described, as a basis for thought-like activity (non-REM sleep) and dreaming (REM sleep). This led to Hobson and McCarley's theory of activation-synthesis, suggesting that the mind while dreaming is simply the brain self-activated in REM sleep. Psychophysiological research has shown that people dream in all phases of sleep, from falling asleep to waking, but that the characteristics of the dreams may differ in the different phases. Bio-imaging studies indicate that during REM sleep there is activation of the pons, the amygdala bilaterally, and the anterior cingulate cortex, and disactivation of the posterior cingulate cortex and the prefrontal cortex. The images suggest there is a neuroanatomical frame within which dreams can be generated and then forgotten. Psychoanalysis studies the dream from a completely different angle. Freud believed it was the expression of hallucinatory satisfaction of repressed desires. Today it is interpreted as the expression of a representation of the transference in the hic et nunc of the session. At the same time it also has symbol-generating functions which provide an outlet by which affective experiences and fantasies and defences stored as parts of an unrepressed unconscious in the implicit memory can be represented in pictorial terms, then thought and rendered verbally. From the psychoanalytical point of view, the dream transcends neurobiological knowledge, and looks like a process of internal activation that is only apparently chaotic, but is actually rich in meanings, arising from the

  2. The contributions of Marcel Proust to psychoanalysis.

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    Bernstein, Anne Elayne

    2005-01-01

    This article is about the major contribution of Marcel Proust to psychoanalysis in his seven-part novel, A La Rècherche Du Temps Perdu (translated as Rembrance of Things Past, 1934). This work spans two decades, from 1988, when Proust writing to 1927, when the last part was published 5 years after his death. Proust, a literary scholar whose knowledge dated to the early Greeks, knew nothing of Freud or psychoanalysis. His major contributions were to the emergence of memory, specifically the exquisite details of the descriptive unconscious, which we can now explain in cognitive neuroscientific terms. Freud wanted to do this for all mental processes in 'The Project'. Proust contributed to the projective aspects of passionate love. Kernberg has pointed out that although psychoanalysts knew about transference love, idealization, and sex, love has only been a subject for us in the 1900s. Proust also wrote of jealousy as a necessary concomitant of love. He proposed that all humans had pluripotential sexuality and recognized the psychodynamics of the perversions in a way that is closer to modern psychoanalysts like Chassuguet-Smirgel. Proust was himself psychologically disabled, with an illness his father called neurasthenia, adding somatic components and abulia, inability to make decisions. We would probably recognize him today as having a borderline personality disorder, with superior cognition, depression, somatization, obsessions, compulsions, phobias, and severe anxiety, which he understood was the result of his inability to separate from his mother. Proust's findings in all these areas are compared with the psychoanalytic literature--Freud, to the present.

  3. Residue behavior and risk assessment of mixed formulation of imidacloprid and chlorfenapyr in chieh-qua under field conditions.

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    Huang, Jian Xiang; Liu, Cong Yun; Lu, Da Hai; Chen, Jia Jia; Deng, Yi Cai; Wang, Fu Hua

    2015-10-01

    A simple and rapid method based on high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) was developed for the simultaneous determination of imidacloprid and chlorfenapyr residues in chieh-qua. Field trials were designed to investigate the dissipation and terminal residue behavior of the mixed formulation of imidacloprid and chlorfenapyr in chieh-qua in Guangzhou and Nanning areas. Risk assessment was performed by calculating the risk quotient (RQ) values. The developed analytical method exhibited recoveries of 89.9-110.3% with relative standard deviations (RSDs) of 2.8-12.5% at the spiked levels of 0.01, 0.10, and 1.00 mg/kg. The limit of detection (LOD) was 0.003 mg/kg, and the limit of quantification (LOQ) was 0.01 mg/kg for both imidacloprid and chlorfenapyr. It was found that the half-lives of imidacloprid in chieh-qua under field conditions were 3.3 and 3.5 days in Guangzhou and Nanning at a dose of 180 g ai/ha, while the half-lives of chlorfenapyr were 3.3 and 2.6 days, respectively. The terminal residues of imidacloprid and chlorfenapyr were from 0.01 to 0.21 mg/kg and from 0.01 to 0.46 mg/kg, respectively. Results of dietary exposure assessment showed that the RQ values were much lower than 1, indicating that the risk of imidacloprid and chlorfenapyr applied in chieh-qua was negligible to human health under recommended dosage and good agricultural practices. The proposed study would provide guidance for safe and reasonable use of imidacloprid and chlorfenapyr in chieh-qua cultivation in China.

  4. Ensuring consistency and persistence to the Quality Information Model - The role of the GeoViQua Broker

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    Bigagli, Lorenzo; Papeschi, Fabrizio; Nativi, Stefano; Bastin, Lucy; Masó, Joan

    2013-04-01

    GeoViQua (QUAlity aware VIsualisation for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems) is an FP7 project aiming at complementing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with rigorous data quality specifications and quality-aware capabilities, in order to improve reliability in scientific studies and policy decision-making. GeoViQua main scientific and technical objective is to enhance the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) providing the user community with innovative quality-aware search and visualization tools, which will be integrated in the GEOPortal, as well as made available to other end-user interfaces. To this end, GeoViQua will promote the extension of the current standard metadata for geographic information with accurate and expressive quality indicators. The project will also contribute to the definition of a quality label, the GEOLabel, reflecting scientific relevance, quality, acceptance and societal needs. The concept of Quality Information is very broad. When talking about the quality of a product, this is not limited to geophysical quality but also includes concepts like mission quality (e.g. data coverage with respect to planning). In general, it provides an indication of the overall fitness for use of a specific type of product. Employing and extending several ISO standards such as 19115, 19157 and 19139, a common set of data quality indicators has been selected to be used within the project. The resulting work, in the form of a data model, is expressed in XML Schema Language and encoded in XML. Quality information can be stated both by data producers and by data users, actually resulting in two conceptually distinct data models, the Producer Quality model and the User Quality model (or User Feedback model). A very important issue concerns the association between the quality reports and the affected products that are target of the report. This association is usually achieved by means of a Product Identifier (PID), but actually just

  5. Slow magic: psychoanalysis and "the disenchantment of the world".

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    Whitebook, Joel

    2002-01-01

    Freud's work can be situated in terms of the debate between Enlightenment and anti-Enlightenment thought. The attempts of both sides to claim Freud for their position have merit, but they miss the crucial point: namely, that the tension between its Enlightenment and anti-Enlightenment tendencies is what gives Freud's thinking much of its vitality and depth. The task that faces the interpreter is therefore to elucidate that tension and assess the alignment of forces between the two strands in his thought. An examination of the concept of magic in Freud's theory provides an opportunity to pursue this interpretive task. Although the Enlightenment position he often seems to embrace advocates the complete elimination of magic, many "magical" elements remain in his theory and clinical practice. Nor should this situation be deplored, for the ambition to completely exorcise "enchantment" from human experience is one of the misguided excesses of the Enlightenment. The question of an appropriate fate for magic in psychoanalysis is discussed in relation to the vicissitudes of the transference. Finally, the science versus hermenueutics debate is examined in the light of these considerations in an attempt to specify the unique nature of the psychoanalytic experience.

  6. FAROESTE CABOCLO: PSYCHOANALYSIS INTERPRETATION OF THE SONG

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    Fabiana Cristina Teixeira

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to integrate the psychoanalytic concepts of discontent, violence, aggressiveness and enemy with the acclaimed song “Faroeste Caboclo”, an important legacy of Brazilian Pop-Rock from the 1980s. The song narrates the saga of João de Santo Cristo, an orphan whose life story was characterized by uneasiness, racial discrimination, and difficulty to deal with authority figures, which turned him into a renowned drug dealer. With an ending marked by passional tragedy, culminating with the death of all the main characters, the plot is traversed by violence, aggressiveness and hate. This demonstrates how the story unfolds to the field of alterity through the emergence of friendship and enmity, allowing a thorough discussion and comprehension of João de Santo Cristo’s story. Assuming that music is both an individual form of expression and a form of apprehension and description of social reality, this study sought to comprehend the psychic dimensions demonstrated in the lyrics, which narrate a story that is very similar to real life stories of many adolescents involved in violent criminality in Brazil. The main objective was to discuss the possible meanings of these lyrics, hence promoting a constructive dialog between psychoanalysis and culture.

  7. Paediatrics and psychoanalysis--Miss Anna Freud.

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    1983-01-01

    Miss Anna Freud died during the winter at the age of 86. She had been a pioneer in the understanding of children through psychoanalysis and a great champion of the rights of children. Her life began in Vienna as the youngest child of Sigmund Freud, and her early work with children was in Austria. In 1938, because of the Nazi régime and even though she was nursing her father during his terminal illness, she had to escape with him to London. Her work with homeless children and with those in residential nurseries in London during the second world war is well known, as is her work on child development and psychopathology in the postwar years. But one less well known aspect of her life that was of immense importance to a few fortunate British paediatricians was the 'paediatric group' that she ran for over a quarter of a century and which Dr Christine Cooper recalled at the memorial meeting in London earlier this year. PMID:6344806

  8. Frontline: the liberal arts of psychoanalysis.

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    Fradenburg, Aranye

    2011-01-01

    In terms of process, psychoanalysis is more closely related to the disciplines of the arts and humanities than those of the sciences, however much the latter have contributed to our knowledge of the mind and our discussions of technique. Will we, accordingly, assert our support for liberal arts education, at a time when it is under unprecedented attack? Neuroscience has made remarkable strides in establishing the importance of artistic and humanist training to the plasticity and connectedness of mental functioning. But these discoveries have sadly done nothing to protect the academic disciplines of the arts and humanities from budget cuts and closings. It is as if contemporary boosters of technical and scientific education had no interest in, or knew nothing about, the new knowledge of the brain that scientists are actually producing. Will psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, for the sake of the arts and the sciences, support liberal arts education, or will we distance ourselves from it, and thus abandon the well-being of the very minds we will later be trying to tend in our offices? Is it not our responsibility to speak for the importance of thriving, since surviving depends on it?

  9. Psychoanalysis and Humanism: A Review and Critical Examination of Integrationist Efforts with Some Proposed Resolutions.

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    Hansen, James T.

    2000-01-01

    Critically reviews efforts at theoretical integration of psychoanalysis and humanism along the lines of F. Pine's (1990) four psychologies of psychoanalysis. Concludes that psychoanalysis and humanism have certain compatible features, but that they generally represent opposing vantage points in the study of subjectivity. Provides recommendations…

  10. The British Tradition of Psychoanalysis five Times a Week: Sacrament or Sacred Cow?

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    Elizabeth Coates Thummel

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The British Psychoanalytic Society (BPAS is identified with the tradition of psychoanalysis five times a week. The paper discusses the history and evolution of this tradition in the BPAS and how this has been and continues to be supported by various institutional structures including training regulations and subsidies. More recent questioning about frequency is discussed as well as the factors both external and internal that make high frequency analytic work difficult to achieve. Clinical material and illustrations form the basis for discussion of some of the issues involved.

  11. Freud's Jewish identity and psychoanalysis as a science.

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    Richards, Arnold D

    2014-12-01

    Ludwik Fleck, the Polish philosopher of science, maintained that scientific discovery is influenced by social, political, historical, psychological, and personal factors. The determinants of Freud's Jewish identity are examined from this Fleckian perspective, as is the impact of that complex identity on his creation of psychoanalysis as a science. Three strands contributing to his Jewish identity are identified and explored: his commitment to the ideal of Bildung, the anti-Semitism of the times, and his "godlessness." Finally, the question is addressed of what it means that psychoanalysis was founded by a Jew. For Freud, psychoanalysis was a kind of liberation philosophy, an attempt to break free of his ethnic and religious inheritance. Yet it represented at the same time his ineradicable relationship with that inheritance. It encapsulated both the ambivalence of his Jewish identity and the creativity of his efforts to resolve it. © 2014 by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

  12. The bridge between two worlds: psychoanalysis and fMRI.

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    Marini, Stefano; Di Tizio, Laura; Dezi, Sira; Armuzzi, Silvia; Pelaccia, Simona; Valchera, Alessandro; Sepede, Gianna; Girinelli, Gabriella; De Berardis, Domenico; Martinotti, Giovanni; Gambi, Francesco; Di Giannantonio, Massimo

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    In recent years, a connection between psychoanalysis and neuroscience has been sought. The meeting point between these two branches is represented by neuropsychoanalysis. The goal of the relationship between psychoanalysis and neuroscience is to test psychoanalytic hypotheses in the human brain, using a scientific method. A literature search was conducted on May 2015. PubMed and Scopus databases were used to find studies for the inclusion in the systematic review. Common results of the studies investigated are represented by a reduction, a modulation, or a normalization of the activation patterns found after the psychoanalytic therapy. New findings in the possible and useful relationship between psychoanalysis and neuroscience could change the modalities of relating to patients for psychoanalysts and the way in which neuroscientists plan their research. Researchers should keep in mind that in any scientific research that has to do with people, neuroscience and a scientific method cannot avoid subjective interpretation.

  13. The aim of psychoanalysis in theory and in practice.

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    Steiner, J

    1996-12-01

    The aims of psychoanalysis are reviewed in terms of theories of mental function and structure. The theory of mental conflict remains the central theory of classical psychoanalysis but has been deepened and supplemented by newer theories. In particular the theory of projective identification has radically altered our view of mental structure and function and has allowed us to reformulate the aims of psychoanalysis in terms of the re-acquisition and re-integration of projected parts of the self. The central role of mourning in this process is discussed, and some of the obstacles to progress are reviewed. It is suggested that oedipal resentments may play a central role in the creation of impasse.

  14. Survey on the Viewpoints of Credit Beneficiaries Qua Consumers in Order to increase Banking Accountability

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    Dragoş Ilie

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims to demonstrate that the unprecedented granting of consumer credits to population in recent years, under the circumstances of a spectacular goods supply growth, has adversely affected some consumers, and jeopardized the protection of their life, health and safety. The research method consists in a survey that gave, to a number of 560 credit beneficiaries, qua consumers, the opportunity to freely express their viewpoints. Data collection and processing has resulted in the filling of a 14 queries questionnaire by each of the 560 consumers in the South-Western Oltenia region and, subsequently, in data analysis. The main findings show that consumers have experienced a decline in what concerns their standard of living and that sustainable consumption of goods was barely stimulated. Based on the survey results, the paper proposes a banking accountability indicators system and a consumer credits quality pattern of analysis that would increase banking accountability towards such credits by reducing their negative externalities on people’s lives, stimulating sustainable consumption, giving thorough and accurate information, managing complaints and disputes, educating and raising consumers awareness.

  15. Tractable flux-driven temperature, density, and rotation profile evolution with the quasilinear gyrokinetic transport model QuaLiKiz

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    Citrin, J.; Bourdelle, C.; Casson, F. J.; Angioni, C.; Bonanomi, N.; Camenen, Y.; Garbet, X.; Garzotti, L.; Görler, T.; Gürcan, O.; Koechl, F.; Imbeaux, F.; Linder, O.; van de Plassche, K.; Strand, P.; Szepesi, G.; Contributors, JET

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    Quasilinear turbulent transport models are a successful tool for prediction of core tokamak plasma profiles in many regimes. Their success hinges on the reproduction of local nonlinear gyrokinetic fluxes. We focus on significant progress in the quasilinear gyrokinetic transport model QuaLiKiz (Bourdelle et al 2016 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 58 014036), which employs an approximated solution of the mode structures to significantly speed up computation time compared to full linear gyrokinetic solvers. Optimisation of the dispersion relation solution algorithm within integrated modelling applications leads to flux calculations × {10}6-7 faster than local nonlinear simulations. This allows tractable simulation of flux-driven dynamic profile evolution including all transport channels: ion and electron heat, main particles, impurities, and momentum. Furthermore, QuaLiKiz now includes the impact of rotation and temperature anisotropy induced poloidal asymmetry on heavy impurity transport, important for W-transport applications. Application within the JETTO integrated modelling code results in 1 s of JET plasma simulation within 10 h using 10 CPUs. Simultaneous predictions of core density, temperature, and toroidal rotation profiles for both JET hybrid and baseline experiments are presented, covering both ion and electron turbulence scales. The simulations are successfully compared to measured profiles, with agreement mostly in the 5%–25% range according to standard figures of merit. QuaLiKiz is now open source and available at www.qualikiz.com.

  16. Innovative trends in recreation: aspects of psychoanalysis and art resources

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    Olga Kostikova

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: the problem of updating the art features of psychoanalytic concepts in the perspective of innovations in the recreation. Material & Methods: theoretical analysis and synthesis of domestic and foreign publications on the research problem. Results: analyzed current trends current research in the field of health and recreational activities. The paper considers the classical aspects of the art modification of psychoanalysis in the context of innovation strategies in recreation. Conclusions: theoretically probable positive effect of the implementation of the ideas of psychoanalysis and possibilities of art in productive innovation recreative process.

  17. Dante, psychoanalysis, and the (erotic) meaning of meaning.

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    Hatcher, E R

    1990-01-01

    The author observes a resemblance between (1) the "polysemous" technique of imputing meaning to reality practiced in medieval biblical studies and in Dante's writing and (2) the technique of interpretation in contemporary psychoanalysis. She explores the roots of this resemblance in the development of intellectual history and provides examples of polysemous meanings in Dante's Divine Comedy, which is in part an autobiographical journey of self-reflection and self-realization (like psychoanalysis). She then suggests some implications of this resemblance for contemporary psychiatry.

  18. The “natural alliance” between neuroscience and psychoanalysis

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    Silvio A. Merciai

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The natural alliance between psychoanalysis and neuroscience has been advocated by some authors who committed themselves to the study of the biology of the mind, such as E. Kandel and A. Damasio, and the bridge between these two disciplines was the program of the so called neuropsychoanalysis (M. Solms and J. Panksepp. A critical review of the conceptual and epistemological issues involved in building the dialogue between them is presented in order to put into due evidence our sharing the thesis that neuroscience is astonishingly relevant to psychoanalysis

  19. Less Citation, Less Dissemination: The Case of French Psychoanalysis

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    Rémy Potier

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available We contribute to inquiries about the visibility of globalized psychoanalytic research in the digital era (cf. Stepansky 2009 by adopting a comparative perspective on a specific geographic area of historical importance for psychoanalysis: France. The largely digital globalized psychoanalytic research field relies on standard bibliometric measures of journal quality (Impact Factor, SJR, etc.,which depend on the number and type of academic cites received by a journal. Thus, citing shapes academic publishing space by differentially valuing its component journals. Conversely, not to cite practically means not to engage with the field. Hence, we took citedness rate as a proxy for global visibility.By drawing on an original database created by one of us, we determined the global citational visibility of French vs. Anglo- American psychoanalytic productions (respective global outreach; and we related it to a first look at French vs. Anglo-American citation practices (geographic breakdown of article cites.We found that,on a 15 - year period,the global outreach(citedness rate of French articles is ten times smaller than that of Anglo - American articles;and that French articles are cited in Anglo - American journals five times more than Anglo - American articles in French journals– which in turn don’ t seem to cite their French peers very often.These specific French citation practices could be explained by the implicit modes of reference at work in clinical settings shaped by rich theoretical and clinical local legacies.We conclude by considering that this situation presents French psychoanalytic research with a formidable opportunityfor increased citational visibility.

  20. [Historical research in psychoanalysis. On the method of historical research in psychoanalysis. Reflections of a psychoanalyst].

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    Merendino, R

    1993-01-01

    Psychoanalysis, aside from being a therapeutic science, is a historical science: it is concerned not only with man himself, but also with his biography, the products of his intellect and of his hands. As historical research, it has adopted research methods proper to history: documents are collected and supplemented with biographical data, connections are woven together and processes are established. But it does not stop at this point: it seeks to understand, through the study of documentary material, the workings of the mind, beyond direct observation. Documents are treated as "signs" and "manifestations" of this world of representations, of fantasies and forces that constitute the ultimate matrix of subjective individual events and historical events. The research method is, at this level, the same that is used to decipher the unconscious world and dream messages: the recounted, experienced, or certified events are considered to be dreams or fragments of dreams, effects of condensation, moving, schisms, and fragmentations carried out by the thought process.

  1. Luella Cole, Sidney Pressey, and Educational Psychoanalysis, 1921-1931

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    Petrina, Stephen

    2004-01-01

    In addition to contemporary boundaries and identities of educational psychology is the historiography of progressive education. Historians have too readily played into the hands of practitioners, accepting antagonisms between Freud and Thorndike, psychoanalysis and behaviorism, liberty and discipline. In its final analysis, this article embraces…

  2. A historical perspective on the collaboration between psychoanalysis and neuroscience.

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    Sauvagnat, François; Wiss, Matthias; Clément, Sandra

    2010-12-01

    The aim of this article is to present and discuss the connections between psychoanalysis and neuroscience from a historical viewpoint. We start by examining how Sigmund Freud can be viewed as a pioneer in the interaction between these two fields. Freud was himself a neurologist and had maintained an interest in biology as he developed the key concepts of psychoanalysis. His ideas regarding psychosomatics are described. We will also explore how the concept of drive is essential to the connection between psychoanalysis and neuroscience. Then, we describe several key actors and historical events and characters at the interface of these two fields, namely Sándor Radó Lawrence S. Kubie and Mc Culloch, the debates that took place during the Macy conferences, as well as the positions of Jacques Lacan, George L. Engel, and Eric Kandel. Finally, we present a synthesis of the main fields in which the connections between psychoanalysis and neuroscience are already fruitful, and those where they should be developed: the classification of mental diseases, the link between the scientific and psychic dimensions, therapeutics, the organization of the body, intersubjectivity, the subjective division and ambivalence, as well as transferential effects like such as the placebo and nocebo effects. In the conclusion, we advocate several strategic alliances and underscore the complementarity between rigorous scientific experimentation and the individualized psychoanalytic approach. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Between Psychoanalysis and Pedagogy: Scenes of Rapprochement and Alienation

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    Britzman, Deborah P.

    2013-01-01

    With the question of what is between psychoanalysis and pedagogy, this essay presents a psychoanalytic frame for thinking about the study of uncertainty in teaching and learning from the vantage of the education of the author and her notion of "difficult knowledge." I review my body of research through these dilemmas to picture a theory of…

  4. Freudian Notion of Psychoanalysis: Its Implications in Contemporary Teaching Practices

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    Awan, Muhammad Afzal

    2017-01-01

    The author has engaged in a critical review of Frued's notion of psychoanalysis and its vitality in teaching. Illustrating from Freud's own assertions and through the interpretations of the later critics, the author has pointed out certain noticeable pitfalls and, or incapacities of contemporary teaching practices. The forces of aggression and sex…

  5. What Is Protest? Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Methods of Social Change

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    Hansen, Marie

    2016-01-01

    Despite the fact that feminism has recognised psychoanalysis to be a theory with direct application to the understanding of sexism for over 50 years, the application of psychoanalytic thinking to feminist activism has yet to be significantly realised. Using the work of Julia Kristeva, sexism is described as a symptom of an intolerable situation…

  6. Explanation of Freud's Psychoanalysis Theories on the Lives

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    Its objective is to prove that a number of. Western European artist are governed by their unconscious mind. The method adopted to ascertain this fact is based on the theory of psychoanalysis. It is believed that this study would help to understudy the sub-conscious minds of artist as well as the impact this process has in the.

  7. Anomalous Experiences, Trauma, and Symbolization Processes at the Frontiers between Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Neurosciences

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    Rabeyron, Thomas; Loose, Tianna

    2015-01-01

    Anomalous or exceptional experiences are uncommon experiences which are usually interpreted as being paranormal by those who report them. These experiences have long remained difficult to explain, but current progress in cognitive neuroscience and psychoanalysis sheds light on the contexts in which they emerge, as well as on their underlying processes. Following a brief description of the different types of anomalous experiences, we underline how they can be better understood at the frontiers between psychoanalysis and cognitive neurosciences. In this regard, three main lines of research are discussed and illustrated, alongside clinical cases which come from a clinical service specializing in anomalous experiences. First, we study the links between anomalous experiences and hallucinatory processes, by showing that anomalous experiences frequently occur as a specific reaction to negative life events, in which case they mainly take the form of non-pathological hallucinations. Next, we propose to analyze these experiences from the perspective of their traumatic aspects and the altered states of consciousness they often imply. Finally, these experiences are considered to be the consequence of a hypersensitivity that can be linked to an increase in psychic permeability. In conclusion, these different processes lead us to consider anomalous experiences as primary forms of symbolization and transformation of the subjective experience, especially during, or after traumatic situations. PMID:26732646

  8. Some thoughts on the diffusion of psychoanalysis: the group dimension, ethics and the sense of identity.

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    Namer, Albert

    2011-12-01

    In this paper the author questions some of the ways in which psychoanalysis is passed on to the wider public, one of which is sometimes evocative of the sales promotion of a consumer product in contemporary society. This methodology does not give sufficiently deep prior thought to the eventual consequences of side effects. The detailed exposition of clinical cases, for example, raises sensitive ethical issues, even when anonymity is preserved. Although it is true that making information about Freud's theories more widely available may indeed encourage people to think about training as psychoanalysts, it is noticeable that this process is sometimes considered to be a form of training in itself. Some participants feel that acquiring a psychoanalytical vocabulary and reading clinical reports form a sufficient basis for practising thereafter as psychotherapists, both in institutional contexts and in private practice. The absence of group work on the part of the organizers might explain why closer study is not made of the methodologies of transmission and the different levels that it involves. This is sometimes due to the absence of a common object, formed within and by the group, and to the emergence of manic defences in the group. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  9. Anomalous experiences, trauma and symbolization processes at the frontier between psychoanalysis and cognitive neurosciences

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    Thomas eRabeyron

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Anomalous or exceptional experiences are uncommon experiences which are usually interpreted as being paranormal by those who report them. These experiences have long remained difficult to explain, but current progress in cognitive neuroscience and psychoanalysis sheds light on the contexts in which they emerge, as well as on their underlying processes. Following a brief description of the different types of anomalous experiences, we underline how they can be better understood at the frontiers between psychoanalysis and cognitive neurosciences. In this regard, three main lines of research are discussed and illustrated, alongside clinical cases which come from a clinical service specializing in anomalous experiences. First, we study the links between anomalous experiences and hallucinatory processes, by showing that anomalous experiences frequently occur as a specific reaction to negative life events, in which case they mainly take the form of non-pathological hallucinations. Next, we propose to analyze these experiences from the perspective of their traumatic aspects and the altered states of consciousness they often imply. Finally, these experiences are considered to be the consequence of a hypersensitivity that can be linked to an increase in psychic permeability. In conclusion, these different processes lead us to consider anomalous experiences as primary forms of symbolization and transformation of the subjective experience, especially during or after traumatic situations.

  10. [Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapy: differences and similarities].

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    Rössler-Schülein, Hemma; Löffler-Stastka, Henriette

    2013-01-01

    Psychoanalysis as well as Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy derived from Psychoanalysis are efficient methods offered by the Austrian health care system in the treatment for anxiety, depression, personality disorders, neurotic and somatoform disorders. In both methods similar basic treatment techniques are applied. Therefore differentiation between both treatment options often is made pragmatically by the frequency of sessions or the use of the couch and seems to be vague in the light of empirical studies. This overview focuses a potential differentiation-the objective and subjective dimensions of the indication process. Concerning the latter it is to investigate, if reflective functioning and ego-integration can be enhanced in the patient during the interaction process between patient and psychoanalyst. Empirical data underline the necessity to investigate to which extent externalizing defence processes are used and to integrate such factors into the decision and indication process. Differing treatment aims display another possibility to differentiate psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy aims for example more at circumscribed problem-foci, the capability for self-reflexion is one of the most prominent treatment effects in psychoanalysis that results in on-going symptom reduction and resilience. The most prominent differentiation lies in the utilization of technical neutrality. Within Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy neutrality has sometimes to be suspended in order to stop severe acting out. Empirical evidence is given concerning the differentiation between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, that treatment efficacy is not correlated with the duration of the treatment, but with the frequency of sessions. Results give support to the assumption that the dosage of specific and appropriate psychoanalytic techniques facilitates sustained therapeutic change.

  11. [Psychoanalysis is a precious thread, fragile but precious": Vittorio Benussi and the Inventory of psychoanalysis (1926-1927)].

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    Trizzino, Antonino

    2008-01-01

    The lessons of psychoanalysis held by Vittorio Benussi in Padua between 1926 and 1927 reveal the other aspect of his interests: that which regards psychoanalysis and its method. These unpublished lessons, which we are printing here for the first time, are preserved in the historical Archives of Italian psychology of the Università di Milano-Bicocca. I have assigned to them the title of Inventario di psicanalisi (Inventory of Psychoanalysis) for their character, unprecedented in the Italy of the 1920s, of a first record of the lexical and theoretical world of psychoanalysis. Since they were not intended for publication, the lessons were written without the urgency of ordering facts and interpretations, and without resorting to the rhetoric of linguistic conventions. A reading of them makes evident how the Benussian attempt to integrate experimental psychology and analytic method is still unresolved. In these pages everything is shown in an incipient stage, in a contracted and intricate prose; while things are complicated by the hermetism of the style, the terminological oscillations, the theoretical density; and yet, these unpublished notes should be read like a palimpsest in which each word has been written, erased, and rewritten, in a work that remains unique in twentieth-century European psychology.

  12. Further evidence for the case against neuropsychoanalysis: How Yovell, Solms, and Fotopoulou's response to our critique confirms the irrelevance and harmfulness to psychoanalysis of the contemporary neuroscientific trend.

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    Blass, Rachel B; Carmeli, Zvi

    2015-12-01

    In their paper "The case for neuropsychoanalysis" Yovell, Solms, and Fotopoulou (2015) respond to our critique of neuropsychoanalysis (Blass & Carmeli, 2007), setting forth evidence and arguments which, they claim, demonstrate why neuroscience is relevant and important for psychoanalysis and hence why dialogue between the fields is necessary. In the present paper we carefully examine their evidence and arguments and demonstrate how and why their claim is completely mistaken. In fact, Yovell, Solms, and Fotopoulou's paper only confirms our position on the irrelevance and harmfulness to psychoanalysis of the contemporary neuroscientific trend. We show how this trend perverts the essential nature of psychoanalysis and of how it is practiced. The clinical impact and its detrimental nature is highlighted by discussion of clinical material presented by Yovell et al (2015). In the light of this we argue that the debate over neuropsychoanalysis should be of interest to all psychoanalysts, not only those concerned with biology or interdisciplinary dialogue. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  13. QuaDoSta - a freely configurable system which facilitates multi-centric data collection for healthcare and medical research

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    Albrecht, Ulrike

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available This article describes QuaDoSta (quality assurance, documentation and statistics, a flexible documentation system as well as a data collection and networking platform for medical facilities. The user can freely define the required documentation masks which are easily expandable and can be adapted to individual requirements without the need for additional programming. To avoid duplication, data transfer interfaces can be configured flexibly to external sources such as patient management systems used in surgeries or hospital information systems. The projects EvaMed (Evaluation Anthroposophical Medicine and the Network Oncology are two scientific research projects which have been successfully established as nationally active networks on the basis of QuaDoSta. The EvaMed-Network serves as a modern pharmacovigilance project for the documentation of adverse drug events. All prescription data are electronically recorded to assess the relative risk of drugs. The Network Oncology was set up as a documentation system in four hospitals and seven specialist oncology practices where a complete record of all oncological therapies is being carried out to uniform standards on the basis of the ‘basic documentation for tumour patients’ (BDT developed by the German Cancer Society. The QuaDoSta solution system made it possible to cater for the specific requirements of the presented projects. The following features of the system proved to be highly advantageous: flexible setup of catalogues and user friendly customisation and extensions, complete dissociation of system setup and documentation content, multi-centre networkability, and configurable data transfer interfaces.

  14. Toward a general theory of unconscious processes in psychoanalysis and anesthesiology.

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    Mashour, George A

    2008-03-01

    Psychoanalysis and anesthesiology appear radically different in their clinical practice, yet they share a focus of inquiry: unconscious processes. Despite this common domain, there has been no exploration of the relationship between "the unconscious" as conceived by psychoanalysts and "surgical unconsciousness" as conceived by anesthesiologists. This is likely due to the fact that general anesthesia has been assumed to be a state in which the brain is simply "turned off." More recent neuroscientific data invalidate this assumption by demonstrating that the anesthetized brain is both cognitively dynamic and capable of implicit learning. Current perspectives on anesthetic mechanisms suggest that general anesthesia is characterized not simply by the absence of cognitive activity, but by the disintegration of cognitive activity. The cognitive unbinding paradigm of general anesthesia is discussed and its application to Wilfred Bion's theory of thinking, as well as his concept of attacks on linking, is elucidated. Based on the common structure and function of unconscious processes in psychoanalysis and anesthesiology, the foundation of a general theory is established.

  15. Some key features in the evolution of self psychology and psychoanalysis.

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    Fosshage, James L

    2009-04-01

    Psychoanalysis, as every science and its application, has continued to evolve over the past century, especially accelerating over the last 30 years. Self psychology has played a constitutive role in that evolution and has continued to change itself. These movements have been supported and augmented by a wide range of emergent research and theory, especially that of cognitive psychology, infant and attachment research, rapid eye movement and dream research, psychotherapy research, and neuroscience. I present schematically some of what I consider to be the key features of the evolution of self psychology and their interconnection with that of psychoanalysis at large, including the revolutionary paradigm changes, the new epistemology, listening/experiencing perspectives, from narcissism to the development of the self, the new organization model of transference, the new organization model of dreams, and the implicit and explicit dimensions of analytic work. I conclude with a focus on the radical ongoing extension of the analyst's participation in the analytic relationship, using, as an example, the co-creation of analytic love, and providing several brief clinical illustrations. The leading edge question guiding my discussion is "How does analytic change occur?"

  16. Foucault and the 'Anti-Oedipus movement': psychoanalysis as disciplinary power.

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    Basaure, Mauro

    2009-09-01

    What psychiatry was for the anti-psychiatry movement, psychoanalysis was for the French 'Anti-Oedipus movement' represented by Robert Castel, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Until now, the contribution of Foucault to this critical movement has been little known. In this paper I reconstruct in a systematic and exhaustive way Foucault's critique of psychoanalysis and, in particular, of the Oedipus-complex theory. I demonstrate that this critique presupposes a very specific epistemology and social theory. On an epistemological level, Foucault focuses on the power effects of psychoanalysis as a discourse of subjectivity. On a social-theoretical level, Foucault assumes a functionalist conception of society. These two aspects of Foucault's critique of psychoanalysis have not been adequately recognized in the discussion about his relationship to psychoanalysis (Derrida, Miller, Whitebook, among others). I argue that a fruitful dialogue between a Foucault-inspired critical social theory and psychoanalysis can take place only if these two distinct aspects are taken into account.

  17. Arte, escritura y psicoanálisis. // Art, writing, and psychoanalysis.

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    2008-01-01

    This text is addressed to those interested in psychoanalysis and its intertextual relation: psychoanalysis, in theory or into practice, in communication with literature. Basically, the aim is the identification of problems between the psychoanalysis and its transference. For this, I deal with the literature of Julio Cortázar and the Letter of Lacan as the paradigm of these problems, since they facilitate the reading of the psychoanalytic knowledge. // Este texto está dirigido a los interesado...

  18. Trauma and Contemporary Forms of Subjectivity: Contributions of Argentine Psychoanalysis.

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    Volnovich, Juan Carlos

    2017-04-01

    This paper offers arguments to justify the relevance of psychoanalysis-psychoanalyses-in present-day Argentina and reflects on the stance taken by psychoanalysts with different theoretical perspectives in the face of the havoc wreaked by state terror (1976-1983). To this end, the author focuses on the pioneers' traits, the significance of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association in the 1950s and 1960s, and the impact of the departure of the Plataforma Group in 1971. The establishment of the latter opened the way for the development of a psychoanalysis tied to popular movements, sensitive to social conflict, and close to human rights organizations. The author explores both on psychoanalysts' intervention to address the social trauma resulting from the theft of babies during the dictatorship, and on their relationship with Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo.

  19. Defenses and morality: Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud, and contemporary psychoanalysis.

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    Gabrinetti, Paul A; Özler, Sule

    2014-10-01

    In this paper we follow the development and transmission of moral learning from Adam Smith's impartial spectator to Sigmund Freud's superego and then to contemporary psychoanalysis. We argue that defenses are an integral component in the acquisition of any moral system. Elaborating on this argument, we assert that there is a progression from defensive systems that are "closed" to defensive systems that are "open," as defined in a recent work by Novick and Novick. The former system is "static, avoids reality, and is characterized by power dynamics, sadomasochism, and omnipotent defense." The latter, on the other hand, is a system that allows for "joy, creativity, spontaneity, love and it is attuned to reality." Furthermore, while Smith and Freud's systems are more one-person systems of defense, contemporary psychoanalysis has moved to more of a two-person system.

  20. Films from the Couch: Film Theory and Psychoanalysis

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    Pedro Sangro Colón

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available   Different disciplines have contributed to weaving a theory of psychoanalysis in the cinema: ranging from the loans from anthropology and experimental psychology, to proposals belonging to the specific sphere of film theory, such as Filmology, Text Analysis or Feminist Theory in films. In all cases, the aim is to establish a relationship between the significance structure that governs the cinema and psychology, so as to confirm that the cinema’s system of representation is modelled on our unconscious psychological apparatus, as was explained by the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, among others. The arrival of psychoanalysis in film thought forges the idea that considers the cinema as an auxiliary psychological device capable of making us subjects and submerging us in the emotions in play in the conflicts proposed by any audiovisual story.

  1. The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment: Emerging Themes from 5 Years of Data

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    Follette, Katherine; Dokter, Erin; Buxner, Sanlyn

    2018-01-01

    The Quantitative Reasoning for College Science (QuaRCS) Assessment is a validated assessment instrument that was designed to measure changes in students' quantitative reasoning skills, attitudes toward mathematics, and ability to accurately assess their own quantitative abilities. It has been administered to more than 5,000 students at a variety of institutions at the start and end of a semester of general education college science instruction. I will begin by briefly summarizing our published work surrounding validation of the instrument and identification of underlying attitudinal factors (composite variables identified via factor analysis) that predict 50% of the variation in students' scores on the assessment. I will then discuss more recent unpublished work, including: (1) Development and validation of an abbreviated version of the assessment (The QuaRCS Light), which results in marked improvements in students' ability to maintain a high effort level throughout the assessment and has broad implications for quantitative reasoning assessments in general, and (2) Our efforts to revise the attitudinal portion of the assessment to better assess math anxiety level, another key factor in student performance on numerical assessments.

  2. Psychoanalysis on the couch: can neuroscience provide the answers?

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    Mechelli, Andrea

    2010-12-01

    Over a century after Freud's attempt to establish psychoanalysis as a natural science, there is renewed interest in the integration of psychoanalytic and neuroscientific findings within a single theoretical and experimental framework. However, it is important that any intellectual exchange is not motivated only by declining confidence in psychoanalytic theory and practice or awareness of the rising fortunes of the brain sciences. The present paper considers three possible ways in which psychoanalysis and neuroscience might be integrated. These include the investigation of the neurological organisation of psychoanalytically defined phenomena; the evaluation of psychoanalytic theories based on their neurobiological evidence; and the use of neuroimaging techniques to assess the progress and outcome of psychoanalytic treatment. The author argues that these exercises are unlikely to provide psychoanalysis with the "unlimited opportunities for overcoming its uncertainties and doubts" that some have anticipated. For instance, the argument that mapping psychoanalytically defined phenomena in the brain may provide biological validity to these phenomena should be considered an expression of logical confusion; the evaluation of psychoanalytic theories based on their biological evidence is critically dependent on speculative interpretation of what the theories predict at neuronal level; and the supposedly objective evaluation of the progress and outcome of psychoanalytic treatment on the basis of neurobiological data relies on the subjective reports of the patient and analyst. In light of this conclusion, there are a number of outstanding questions which remain to be addressed, including whether psychoanalysis should adhere to scientific canons and whether this would necessarily require an experimental methodology. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. [Contribution of psychoanalysis to geriatric care for institutionalized patients].

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    Charazac, Pierre-Marie

    2014-06-01

    The contribution of psychoanalysis to geriatric care in nursing home is discussed in three directions: its conception of care, specially on its negative sides; its implication in geriatric units, in their conception and in the analysis of their management of care; the holding of care-givers and nurses by making clear what we call transference and conter-transference and their reflection on their function.

  4. Letter to Freud: on the plight of psychoanalysis.

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    Mendes, Dinah M

    2011-12-01

    In the form of a letter, the writer communicates to Freud her appreciation for the incomparable richness and complexity of the psychoanalytic enterprise in its century-long evolution from classical, Freudian origins to new developments in theory and technique. At the same time, concern is expressed about the continuity and survival of psychoanalysis in a cultural milieu that has absorbed its once radical ideas about sexuality and unconscious motivation while resisting its viability as a method of treatment.

  5. [Psychoanalysis and epistemology: mental development and formulation of theories].

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    Zysman, Samuel

    2004-01-01

    This paper aims at studying from a psychoanalytical perspective the relationship between the acquisition of knowledge, the formulation of theories based on the generalization of such knowledge, and, what we consider to be an antecedent, the infantile sexual theories (IST). Psychoanalysis is also a psychology of normal psychic processes, among them creative activity which includes scientific thought. This is of interest to psychoanalysts and to epistemologists and paves the way to necessary interdisciplinary endeavors.

  6. The “natural alliance” between neuroscience and psychoanalysis

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    2015-01-01

    The natural alliance between psychoanalysis and neuroscience has been advocated by some authors who committed themselves to the study of the biology of the mind, such as E. Kandel and A. Damasio, and the bridge between these two disciplines was the program of the so called neuropsychoanalysis (M. Solms and J. Panksepp). A critical review of the conceptual and epistemological issues involved in building the dialogue between them is presented in order to put into due evidence our sharing the th...

  7. Procedimentos, colocação em cena da dupla ("Enactment" e validação clínica em psicoterapia psicanalítica e psicanálise Psicoanálisis y psicoterapia psicoanalítica: procedimientos, validación clínica y el modelo de "colocación en escena" ("enactment" Procedures, enactment and clinical validation in psychoanalytical psychotherapy and psychoanalysis

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    Roosevelt M. Smeke Cassorla

    2003-12-01

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy are shown as to procedures and objectives. The "enactment" model is presented and its value in the clinical validation process is discussed as related to the treatment objectives. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the paper are to describe and discuss ways to validate procedures in psychoanalysis clinically and relate them to the objectives of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. METHOD: Clinical-psychoanalytical, illustrated with a patient with OCD. RESULTS-CLINICAL MATERIAL: The dynamics involved in parts of two analytical sessions is presented. It shows that the analyst's failure turned out to be productive when its effect was evaluated (clinical validation, resulting in extending the patient's thinking capacity, the theoretical model used. DISCUSSION: Two items are discussed. 1. Validation, "enactment" and countertransference: showing the need for the analyst to be part of the "scene" and use the derivatives of his/her countertransference to understand the "enactment". 2. Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: showing how clear objectives are a condition for their proper validation. CONCLUSIONS: Because psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy deal with complex variables, which are impossible to isolate and control, they need continuous intra-clinical validation, and clear objectives are essential. The "enactment" model associated with the Bion thinking theory is demonstrated as a basis for this validation.

  8. What is medical about psychoanalysis--and what is psychoanalytic about medicine?

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    Clemens, Norman A

    2014-07-01

    Despite the birth of psychoanalysis in neurology, modern psychoanalysis and modern medicine seem to have drifted apart. The author explores how and why this has taken place and what its effects may be. Yet the core principles of both medicine and psychoanalysis remain intertwined and vital to both, and the future holds the promise of new possibilities. As American medicine and American psychoanalysis both confront critical stages in their existence, both professions would be well advised to be mindful of their common foundations in science and the ethical, professional bond with the patient.

  9. Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis: Reflections on Seminar XVII (Book Review

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A review of Justin Clemens and Russell Grigg (eds., Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis: Reflections on Seminar XVII, Duke University Press, 2006. ISBN: 0-8223-3719-3.A new book that brings together 16 essays, mostly all commentaries upon Lacan''s Seminar XVII, known as 'The other Side of Psychoanalysis'. Topics include the four discourses, the relation between psychoanalysis and contemporary social discourses, the question of social change, the relationship between psychoanalysis and politics, and the structuring function of the Oedipus complex.

  10. Impact of Psychoanalysis in Nigeria: A Case Study

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    Ebigbo Peter Onyekwere

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors set out to examine the impact of Psychoanalysis in Nigeria. In doing this they selected a significant stakeholder, who trained in Germany and returned to Nigeria as a case study. Examining the activities as he set out to indigenize psychotherapy in Nigeria, it was found that psychoanalytic thinking helped in the psychodynamic observations on the frequent somatic complaints of psychological origin which helped to make treatment possible. Family therapy based on psychoanalysis was modeled to treat patients classified as traditional, mixed and westernized. Dream analysis and hypnosis were also used for treatment in Nigeria with good results. Finally the harmony restoration theory was put forward whereby the African is healthy when he is at peace with his world of relationship (cosmos comprising endocosmos – mind body relationship, mesocosmos relationship with significant others and exocosmos relationship with spirits, ancestors, deities, gods, God. He/she is sick when there is a distortion in the person’s world of relationship. Treatment is restoration of harmony. In every one there is a yearning to reach out to others (cosmic expansion drive and an inclination to be interested in the self (cosmic reduction drive at the various levels of the cosmos. Eight personality types were worked out of the combination of expansion and reduction drives. The conclusion was that psychoanalysis has come to stay in Nigeria.

  11. GEORG GRODDECK: "THE PINCH OF PEPPER" OF PSYCHOANALYSIS(.).

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    Poster, Mark F; Hristeva, Galina; Giefer, Michael

    2016-06-01

    The life and works of Georg Groddeck are reviewed and placed in historical context as a physician and a pioneer of psychoanalysis, psychosomatic medicine, and an epistolary style of writing. His Das Es concept stimulated Freud to construct his tripartite model of the mind. Groddeck, however, used Das Es to facilitate receptivity to unconscious communication with his patients. His "maternal turn" transformed his treatment approach from an authoritarian position to a dialectical process. Groddeck was a generative influence on the development of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, Erich Fromm, and Karen Horney. He was also the mid-wife of the late-life burst of creativity of his friend and patient Sándor Ferenczi. Together, Groddeck and Ferenczi provided the impetus for a paradigm shift in psychoanalysis that emphasized the maternal transference, child-like creativity, and a dialogue of the unconscious that foreshadowed contemporary interest in intersubjectivity and field theory. They were progenitors of the relational turn and tradition in psychoanalysis. Growing interest in interpsychic communication and field theory is bringing about a convergence of theorizing among pluralistic psychoanalytic schools that date back to 1923 when Freud appropriated Groddeck's Das Es and radically altered its meaning and use.

  12. Plying the steel: A reconsideration of surgical metaphors in psychoanalysis.

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    Ivey, Gavin

    2010-02-01

    Among the metaphors that Freud used to describe psychoanalysis, the surgical is possibly the most deplored. It is considered an anachronistic remnant of a dubious medical ideology that psychoanalysis has largely renounced. However, while analysts today avoid surgical analogies, their patients continue to produce surgical fantasies about analytic treatment. This fact alone requires a serious consideration of the meanings that surgical metaphors have for them. A second reason for reconsidering the role of the surgical metaphor, from the analyst's perspective, lies in its creative revival by W. R. Bion. Disregarding the shift away from surgical analogizing, Bion employed the metaphor to vividly portray various aspects of the analytic situation and the patient's experience of them. A brief historical overview of the surgical metaphor in psychoanalysis is provided, followed by an account of the reasons for its demise and by a review of the criticisms that continue to be leveled at it. Bion's use of surgical metaphors toward the end of his life is then explored. Finally, illustrations are given of the various ways in which patients use spontaneous surgical metaphors to depict transference and the analytic process. Though the analyst should not deliberately adopt surgical metaphors, it is important to remain open to these transference portrayals.

  13. Fear and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder—a link between psychoanalysis and neuroscience

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    Ronningstam, Elsa; Baskin-Sommers, Arielle R.

    2013-01-01

    Linking psychoanalytic studies with neuroscience has proven increasingly productive for identifying and understanding personality functioning. This article focuses on pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), with the aim of exploring two clinically relevant aspects of narcissistic functioning also recognized in psychoanalysis: fear and decision-making. Evidence from neuroscientific studies of related conditions, such as psychopathy, suggests links between affective and cognitive functioning that can influence the sense of self-agency and narcissistic self-regulation. Attention can play a crucial role in moderating fear and self-regulatory deficits, and the interaction between experience and emotion can be central for decision-making. In this review we will explore fear as a motivating factor in narcissistic personality functioning, and the impact fear may have on decision-making in people with pathological narcissism and NPD. Understanding the processes and neurological underpinnings of fear and decision-making can potentially influence both the diagnosis and treatment of NPD. PMID:24174893

  14. Fear and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder-a link between psychoanalysis and neuroscience.

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    Ronningstam, Elsa; Baskin-Sommers, Arielle R

    2013-06-01

    Linking psychoanalytic studies with neuroscience has proven increasingly productive for identifying and understanding personality functioning. This article focuses on pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), with the aim of exploring two clinically relevant aspects of narcissistic functioning also recognized in psychoanalysis: fear and decision-making. Evidence from neuroscientific studies of related conditions, such as psychopathy, suggests links between affective and cognitive functioning that can influence the sense of self-agency and narcissistic self-regulation. Attention can play a crucial role in moderating fear and self-regulatory deficits, and the interaction between experience and emotion can be central for decision-making. In this review we will explore fear as a motivating factor in narcissistic personality functioning, and the impact fear may have on decision-making in people with pathological narcissism and NPD. Understanding the processes and neurological underpinnings of fear and decision-making can potentially influence both the diagnosis and treatment of NPD.

  15. [Habermas, Freud and rationality. Psychoanalysis as a focus of the theory of communicative interaction].

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    Heim, R

    1991-07-01

    In his Theory of Communicative Action (1981) Jürgen Habermas attempted to base the critique of society on a universalized pragmatics. Heim attempts to derive a new metatheory of psychoanalysis from the theory of communicative action. In doing so he concentrates on the actual models of interpretation in psychoanalysis (Lacan, Marcuse, Lorenzer).

  16. Freud in the media: A proposal for exploration of cinematic conception of Psychoanalysis

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Reviewing the meetings and divergences between the Cinema and Psychoanalysis, then develop some notions of audiovisual analysis of film texts, a brief itinerary of Psychoanalysts and practices performed throughout the history of the film industry. Finally, a methodological and research proposal, designed to relieve some theory on mass media arises what would Psychoanalysis, through the study of film reconstruction of this.

  17. The Berlin tradition in Chicago: Franz Alexander and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

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    Schmidt, Erika S

    2010-01-01

    Freud considered Franz Alexander, the first graduate of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute and an assistant in the Berlin Polyclinic, to be "one of our strongest hopes for the future." Alexander went on to become the first director of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis in 1932 and modeled some of the Chicago Institute's mission on his Berlin experiences. He was also a researcher in psychosomatic medicine, a prolific writer about psychoanalysis and prominent in psychoanalytic organizations. As he proposed modifications in psychoanalytic technique, he became a controversial figure, especially in the elaboration of his ideas about brief therapy and the corrective emotional experience. This paper puts Alexander's achievements in historical context, draws connections between the Berlin and Chicago Institutes and suggests that, despite his quarrels with traditional psychoanalysis, Alexander's legacy may be in his attitude towards psychoanalysis, characterized by a commitment to scientific study, a willingness to experiment, and a conviction about the role of psychoanalysis within the larger culture.

  18. Theory and practice in psychoanalysis: psychoanalytic praxis. 1969.

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    Bleger, José

    2012-08-01

    The author systematises and examines the relation between theory and practice in psychoanalysis in three directions: one, eminently epistemological, which is only mentioned because it pertains not only to psychoanalysis but to all the sciences; another, the relation between theory and technique; and the third, the relation between theory and the institutional organisation of psychoanalysis and psychoanalysts. All the problems described, especially the second and third points, together define psychoanalytic praxis. With regard to contradictions between theory and technique, the author points out that psychoanalytic theory is constructed fundamentally on the basis of an approach that is historico-genetic, dynamic and consistent with formal logic, whereas psychoanalytic practice occurs within a transference–countertransference relation, in a situation configured as an analytic field, a ‘here and now’, within a dramatic explanation and in a dialectic process. This triple diagnosis involves naturalistic and phenomenological approaches, the problem of objectivity and the role given to sexuality as a privileged parameter in psychoanalytic theory. In relation to the third direction mentioned above,the author refers briefly to the problem of psychoanalytic organisations, in the sense that they come into conflict with the development of psychoanalytic theory and the deepening of investigation. In reference to the latter, the author emphasises the need to widen the perspective of what constitutes psychoanalytic praxis. He points out that praxis is always replete with contradictions and that it is not a question of ignoring,denying or impeding these contradictions themselves (which would in any case be totally ineffective), but that by taking them into account, scientific development could be managed in a more planned way, less blindly; that is to say, less abandoned to spontaneity.

  19. Freud, psychoanalysis, and the therapeutic effect of agapic love.

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    Koprowski, Eugene J

    2014-04-01

    Last year, when reading Freud's letters to Jung, I came across a most interesting passage in which Freud claimed that the "talking cure" (i.e., psychoanalysis) was the result of love--not transference, counter-transference, or another neologism of psychiatry. That is, Freud said to Jung, the cure in psychoanalysis is affected by love (McGuire, 1974 ). I meditated on this for a long while: It is interesting that Freud--whose wife was a bat kohen, daughter of a priest/rabbi--and Jung, the son and grandson of Protestant Christian ministers, would have such a soteriological dialog at the beginning of the psychoanalytic era. This remark on love was not just a one-off observation, either. The minutes of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society affirm this line of thinking: "Our cures are cures of love" (Haynal, 1994, p. 24). Clearly, Freud and his contemporaries were talking about agape, the kind of love God has for humanity, not eros, a physical desire for another person. There is much written in contemporary psychiatric literature about fears of boundary crossing in mental health (Gabbard, 1995 ); Jung's documented erotic relationship with medical student and patient, Sabina Spielrein, may be the causa causans of this concern. But, these fears--correct concerns about untoward involvement in sexual relationships with patients--have obscured the real importance of what Freud and Jung were talking about back in the beginning of their movement. More than 100 years later, it may well be time to revisit the early dialogue of the founders of psychoanalysis and hear them in their own words once again.

  20. Psychopathia sexualis: sexuality in old and new psychoanalysis.

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    Breger, Louis

    2014-02-01

    The different conceptions of sexuality in classical and contemporary psychoanalysis are explored. Freud's misguided theories of sexual or libidinal drives and the Oedipus complex are shown to be defenses against his own traumatic attachment history. The evidence for this is found in a review of his childhood and self-analysis, and further illustrated with the cases reported in the Studies on Hysteria and elsewhere. Modern views of sex turn these old theories on their heads, demonstrating that sexual fantasies and actions are phenomena, unique to each individual, that are themselves in need of explanation. These radically different conceptions of sexuality are illustrated with 3 case histories. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Remembrance, trauma and collective memory: the battle for memory in psychoanalysis.

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    Bohleber, Werner

    2007-04-01

    In contemporary clinical theory in psychoanalysis, remembering life-historical events and reconstructing the past have lost the central therapeutic function that they had for Freud. The author describes this development and demonstrates the way in which trauma and its remembrance resist it. He discusses the problem of the truth status of memories. Traumatic memories are not subject to transformation by the present when they are retrieved. They constitute a kind of foreign body in the psychic-associative network, but rather than forming an exact replica of the traumatic experience they undergo specific remodellings. The author describes some of the psychic processes in this encapsulated realm. Resolving its predominant dynamics and extricating phantasy from traumatic reality require a remembrance and reconstruction of the traumatic events in the analytic treatment. The author goes on to describe the vital importance of social discourse concerning historical truth for both the individual concerned and society in connection with disasters defined as man-made. A reluctance to know often sets in here that stems from the desire to avoid confronting the crimes, the horror and the victims' suffering. With the Holocaust in particular, the further problem arises of how to avoid its subjugation in historical description to defining categories that eliminate the horror and traumatic nature of the events. Remembering crimes unfolds a special set of dynamics. The author describes both these dynamics and their transgenerational effects on post-war German society. He concludes that, in order to confront the problems posed by a multifaceted traumatic reality, it is also necessary to battle to restore memory to an appropriate place in psychoanalysis.

  2. Psychoanalysis, Democracy, and Dialogism / Psicanálise, democracia e dialogismo

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    Clive Thomson

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Psychoanalysis (theory and practice is alive and well in some parts of the world like France, Brazil, and Argentina, but in countries like Canada and the United States it struggles to surviveas it competes with other kinds of therapies. Psychoanalysts in these latter countries have been seeking to understand why psychoanalysis is "under siege" and to invent new, more relevant clinical and theoretical approaches. "What kind of psychoanalysis contributes best to the creation of a democratic mind?" is a (political question asked by some contemporary relational psychoanalysts. The objective of my article is to suggest some answers to this kind of question byexploring the lessons we might learn from the work of a few key thinkers: the members of the Bakhtin Circle, Freud, Derrida, and some relational psychoanalysts of today. Two underlying assumptions of my article are: 1 an agreement with Stephen Mitchell that the practice and theory of psychoanalysis should provide a better understanding of "the relational matrix that makes our individual consciousness possible"; 2 that the dialogic principle (as developed by Bakhtin, Tzvetan Todorov, and others can help achieve this goal. RESUMO: A Psicanálise (teoria e prática está viva e bem em algumas partes do mundo como, por exemplo, na França, Brasil e Argentina, mas em países tais como o Canadá e os Estados Unidos ela tem lutado para sobreviver uma vez que compete com outros tipos de terapias. Psicanalistas nesses últimos países têm procurado entender o porquê de a psicanálise encontrar-se 'sitiada' enquanto buscam formas novas e mais relevantes de abordagens clínicas e teóricas. "Que tipo de psicanálise contribui melhor para a criação de uma mente democrática?" é uma questão(política indagada por alguns psicanalistas relacionais contemporâneos. O objetivo do meuartigo é sugerir algumas respostas para este tipo de questão, através da exploração das lições que n

  3. Freudian Notion of Psychoanalysis: Its Implications in Contemporary Teaching Practices

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    Muhammad Afzal Awan

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The author has engaged in a critical review of Frued's notion of psychoanalysis and its vitality in teaching.  Illustrating from Freud's own assertions and through the interpretations of the later critics, the author has pointed out certain noticeable pitfalls and, or incapacities of contemporary teaching practices. The forces of aggression and sex exert their influence through the unconscious drives to make teaching, holds Freud, one of the 'impossible' professions.  Impossibility of teaching does not imply an absolute failure of all what education stands for, but it refers to the challenges of the problematic nature of the profession. Teaching a child entails a tug of war between 'conscious self' and 'unconscious drives'. This tug of war is organized by ill-conceived notions of love, kindness, motherhood associated with teachers. On the contrary, the contemporary teaching practices are guided by coercive methods of subjugation, standardized tests and institutional control. None but the leaner suffers in this predicament. This is how more damage than the benefit is suspected from education. The author concludes that a more liberal environment can create a space for the leaner to appease the vulnerable impulses of sex and aggression without affecting the natural creativity which is probably the greatest intrinsic capital to invest for great gains. Frued's notion of psychoanalysis can be a means to an end but not an end in itself. It can defend teaching from failing in its pursuits; if the failure is predetermined, teachers may fail honorably rather than miserably.

  4. Se Faire Voir with Jung and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis

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    Matthew Gildersleeve

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available This article is an important addition to my previous work of integrating Jungian and Lacanian psychoanalysis (see Complexes Tickling the $ubject. A main focus of this article is to use Zizek’s interpretation of Lacan’s writing on desire and drive in relation to my Heideggerian interpretation of Jung. As a result, this article is an important contribution to the literature because it shows the importance of the transcendent function; complexes and the Rosarium Philosophorum to elucidate the ethics of desire and drive. This article shows how Heidegger’s work in Being and Time and his interpretation of Nietzsche is important to detail the process of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Nietzsche’s books; Human All Too Human and The Gay Science will also be discussed as well as Sartre’s Being and Nothingness and Zizek’s writing on the cunning of reason; Kantian ethics; beyond the pleasure principle; Kierkegaard; Sisyphus; anxiety; Hitchcock; Gelassenheit; the Gospel of Matthew and error as a fundamental passage to truth.

  5. [Psychoanalysis and neuroscience: the end of a schism ?].

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    Lotstra, F

    2007-01-01

    For some neurobiologists, present biological descriptions of the brain may integrate the theoretical frame initiated by Freud. The recent acquisitions of neurobiology prove a plasticity of the neural network anabling the inscription of the experiment. The neuroplasticity constitutes the cornerstone of the reconciliation between the psychoanalysis and neurosciences. The brain must not be considered as a rigid organ, determined and determining but well as a dynamic structure, in constant rebuilding. Contrary to the genetic determinism, the plasticity involves diversity and singularity. The variations of the feasible offered by the plasticity are seducing but to what extent towards the constraint of genetics and the epigenetic ? Both concepts, plasticity and epigenesis are well distinct. An epigenetic phenomenon associated to a maternal behaviour seems to have been proved recently in the rat. Attachment and depression require reflection in the sight of epigenesis and plasticity. The Freud concepts are not always applied to biological patterns without any clumsiness. Demonstrating psychoanalysis from neurosciences or the contrary does not seem very realistic. On the other hand there should a good reason to give rise to exchange, to make a clear distinction between psychoanalytical unconsciousness and neurological unconsciousness, and put an end to the groundless opposition between mental and cerebral.

  6. On teaching psychoanalysis in antianalytic times: a polemic.

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    McWilliams, N

    2000-12-01

    The author argues that in the current attitudinal climate, characterized by significant denigration of psychoanalysis coming from biologically oriented psychiatrists, academic psychologists, pharmaceutical firms, insurance companies, managed care organizations, anxious taxpayers, and revisionist critics of Freud, psychoanalysts need to adapt their training and supervisory practices to take into account the preconceptions of many of those seeking training as psychotherapists. Specifically, we need to appreciate the nature of the transferences toward analysts and analysis that exist in the wider mental health community and in the general public. These include assumptions that analysts are cold, arrogant, rigid, and worshipful toward Freud (who is himself seen as cold, arrogant, rigid, and narcissistic), and the prevalent misconception that psychoanalysis has been empirically discredited. Analysts need to find creative and honest ways, some of which are suggested by the author, to challenge the distortions in these stereotypes and to respond nondefensively and generatively to the grains of truth they contain. The essay concludes with some reminders of the legitimate strengths of the psychoanalytic tradition that suggest that its future is not as bleak as its disparagers have assumed.

  7. Capitalist Discourse, Subjectivity and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

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    Vanheule, Stijn

    2016-01-01

    This paper studies how subjectivity in capitalist culture can be characterized. Building on Lacan's later seminars XVI, XVII, XVIII, and XIX, the author first outlines Lacan's general discourse theory, which includes four characteristic discourses: the discourse of the master, the discourse of the university, the discourse of the hysteric and the discourse of the analyst. Next, the author explores the subjectivity and the mode of dealing with jouissance and semblance, which is entailed in a fifth type of discourse, the capitalist discourse, discussed by Lacan (1972). Indeed, like the other discourses that Lacan discerns, the discourse of the capitalist can be thought of as a mode of dealing with the sexual non-rapport. It is argued that in the case of neurosis the discourse of the capitalist functions as an attempt to ignore the sexual non-rapport and the dimension of the unconscious. Psychosis, by contrast, is marked by an a priori exclusion from discourse. In that case, consumerist ways of relating to the other might offer a semblance, and thus the possibility of inventing a mode of relating to the other. Two clinical vignettes are presented to illustrate this perspective: one concerning the neurotic structure and one concerning the psychotic structure. PMID:28018280

  8. Capitalist Discourse, Subjectivity and Lacanian Psychoanalysis.

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    Vanheule, Stijn

    2016-01-01

    This paper studies how subjectivity in capitalist culture can be characterized. Building on Lacan's later seminars XVI, XVII, XVIII, and XIX, the author first outlines Lacan's general discourse theory, which includes four characteristic discourses: the discourse of the master, the discourse of the university, the discourse of the hysteric and the discourse of the analyst. Next, the author explores the subjectivity and the mode of dealing with jouissance and semblance, which is entailed in a fifth type of discourse, the capitalist discourse, discussed by Lacan (1972). Indeed, like the other discourses that Lacan discerns, the discourse of the capitalist can be thought of as a mode of dealing with the sexual non-rapport. It is argued that in the case of neurosis the discourse of the capitalist functions as an attempt to ignore the sexual non-rapport and the dimension of the unconscious. Psychosis, by contrast, is marked by an a priori exclusion from discourse. In that case, consumerist ways of relating to the other might offer a semblance, and thus the possibility of inventing a mode of relating to the other. Two clinical vignettes are presented to illustrate this perspective: one concerning the neurotic structure and one concerning the psychotic structure.

  9. Capitalist discourse, subjectivity and Lacanian psychoanalysis

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    Stijn Vanheule

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper studies how subjectivity in capitalist culture can be characterised. Building on Lacan’s later seminars XVI, XVII, XVIII and XIX, the author first outlines Lacan’s general discourse theory, which includes four characteristic discourses: the discourse of the master, the discourse of the university, the discourse of the hysteric and the discourse of the analyst. Next, the author explores the subjectivity and the mode of dealing with jouissance and semblance, which is entailed in a fifth type of discourse, the capitalist discourse, discussed by Lacan in 1972. Indeed, like the other discourses that Lacan discerns, the discourse of the capitalist can be thought of as a mode of dealing with the sexual non-rapport. It is argued that in the case of neurosis the discourse of the capitalist functions as an attempt to ignore the sexual non-rapport and the dimension of the unconscious. Psychosis, by contrast, is marked by an a priori exclusion from discourse. In that case, consumerist ways of relating to the other might offer a semblance, and thus the possibility of inventing a mode of relating to the other. Two clinical vignettes are presented to illustrate this perspective: one concerning the neurotic structure and one concerning the psychotic structure.

  10. The Rift of the Big Other. Psychoanalysis and Politics Starting from Lacan

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    Claudio Cavallari

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    Full Text Available The aim of this essay is to open the space for a dabate between political theory and psychoanalysis, by starting from the problematisation of some of the most fundamental concepts offered by the analytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Through the analysis of key-Lacanian categories like symbolic structure, big Other, object a, symptom, the article exposes the main misunderstandings that characterise the work of many contemporary political theorists and psychoanalysts who refer to adopt Lacanian psychoanalysis as an instrument for an hermeneutics of politics. Finally the article develops some guidelines for directing the application of Lacanian psychoanalysis toward the renewal of the conceptual apparatus of political theory.

  11. La inclusión del psicoanálisis en el Hospicio de las Mercedes y la Colonia Nacional de Alienados a través de los registros formales de documentación (historias clínicas y publicación de casos-(1920-1954 The inclusion of psychoanalysis in the Hospicio de las Mercedes and the Colonia Nacional de Alienados through formal documentation records (clinical records and publication of cases - (1920-1954

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    Magalí Jardon

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo se propone dar cuenta de qué manera la praxis psicoanalítica ha sido documentada. Se focalizará en los registros formales de las instituciones de asistencia pública (historias clínicas, y en los registros realizados por fuera del documento institucional (publicaciones. Se procederá al relevamiento y análisis de fuentes primarias; a su vez, se tendrá en cuenta el relevamiento de material de archivo de las instituciones seleccionadas. Se denomina registros formales a la manera de documentar el encuentro entre el paciente y el médico. En este caso, abordaremos a Gorriti, Thénon y Pichon-Rivière; los tres tenían inserción en hospitales públicos y en su producción escrita dan cuenta de la práctica psicoanalítica dentro y fuera del ámbito hospitalario.This paper aims to explain the manner in which the practice of psychoanalysis has been documented. It will focus on the formal records of public assistance institutions (clinical record, in turn, it will compared with records made out of the institutional document (publications. To do this we will proceed to the survey and analysis of primary sources, in turn, it will take into account the survey of footage of selected institutions. It is called formal records to the way of documenting the meeting between patient and doctor. In this case we will address three doctors who had worked in public hospitals -Gorriti, Thénon, Pichon-Rivière- and in their writings they realize of psychoanalytic practice. It is specialy interesting to track the registration modalities within and outside the institution.

  12. Varieties of Castration Experience: Relevance to Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

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    Taylor, Graeme J

    2016-03-01

    Although Freud considered castration to be one of the two major anxieties of human life, the castration complex has been relatively neglected in contemporary psychoanalytic writing and is insufficiently discussed in presentations of clinical cases. This article discusses the relevance of the concept to contemporary psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, in particular the important contributing role of castration conflicts in the pathogenesis of a wide range of clinical symptoms. The author begins by briefly reviewing some classical and contemporary psychoanalytic ideas about castration to show how the concept has broadened and is currently used not only to signify fear of damage to or loss of the genital, but also metaphorically to indicate a threat to or loss of any valued human characteristic or function. He outlines Brenner's distinction between castration anxiety and castration depression, and reviews the role of childhood trauma in intensifying castration conflicts. He then illustrates the clinical application of these ideas by describing aspects of his psychotherapeutic work with three male patients who presented with a variety of symptoms and distressing psychological experiences that were gradually resolved through the analysis of underlying castration anxiety and/or castration depression. Although castration anxiety is frequently intermingled with separation anxiety, the author concludes that with many traumatized patients castration conflicts are in the foreground and the therapist needs to focus on the patient's proneness to humiliation, powerlessness, and shame.

  13. CONTRIBUIÇÃO NA ELABORAÇÃO DE ATLAS ESCOLARES PARA A APRENDIZAGEM UBÍQUA

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    Suely Franco Siqueira Lima

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Os alunos estão cada vez mais conectados ao ciberespaço e se transformam juntamente com as diferentes linguagens proporcionadas por mídias e recursos tecnológicos que surgem a cada dia. Eles aprendem, pensam e se comunicam de forma diferente das gerações anteriores e impõem novas demandas para os atlas escolares, que se não atingirem um nível de desenvolvimento condizente com os usuários de hoje, correm o risco de tornarem-se desatualizados, desinteressantes e ineficientes na sua função de contribuir para a aprendizagem. Conectar os atlas ao ambiente cultural e tecnológico das novas gerações é possível. Neste sentido, este artigo aborda a possibilidade do uso em atlas de jogo eletrônico, geotecnologias e internet como recursos pedagógicos, bem como formas de atualização automatizada, visando torná-los mais atraentes, motivadores, atuais e capazes de proporcionarem um ambiente de aprendizagem para o aluno contemporâneo que aprende de forma ubíqua. Espera-se assim, contribuir para tornar os atlas escolares mais condizentes com o público educacional de hoje e difundir seu uso pela comunidade escolar dentro ou fora da escola.

  14. [Psychoanalysis and the "Kinderladen" movement. A view on four projects].

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    von Werder, Lutz

    2014-01-01

    Along with the reception of Critical Theory in the student movement of the 1960s, psychoanalytically influenced social criticism was spread by the SDS and the Argument-Club. This had prac tical consequences, especially for the development of antiauthoritarian education, often practiced by psychoanalytical autodidacts. The public outrage caused by antiauthoritarian education was overwhelming. Throughout the media excited reactions to "wild analysis" and "pedagogic experiments" were expressed. Conservative psychoanalysts, politicians and educationalists condemned each new approach to education and alleged oedipal acting-out and danger to the safety of the state and democracy. The emancipatory educational reform on the ground broke under the pressure of conservatism. Now is the time to draw a reasonable balance of the four year alliance between psychoanalysis and the student movement, especially as it seems that this alliance has not only a past but also a future.

  15. What Psychoanalysis, Culture And Society Mean To Me

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    Layton, Lynne

    2007-01-01

    The paper reviews some ways that the social and psychic have been understood in psychoanalysis and argues that a model for understanding the relation between the psychic and the social must account both for the ways that we internalize oppressive norms as well as the ways we resist them. The author proposes that we build our identities in relation to other identities circulating in our culture and that cultural hierarchies of sexism, racism, classism push us to split off part of what it means to be human, thereby creating painful individual and relational repetition compulsions. These “normative unconscious processes” replicate the unjust social norms that cause psychic pain in the first place. The paper concludes with thoughts about contemporary US culture, in which the government has abdicated responsibility toward its most vulnerable citizens and has thus rendered vulnerability and dependence shameful states. PMID:22058628

  16. The Logic of Appearance: Dennett, Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis

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    Feyaerts, Jasper; Vanheule, Stijn

    2017-01-01

    In the present essay, we aim to develop and contrast three different positions toward Sellars’ distinction between the manifest and scientific images of man: Dennett’s philosophical reconstruction of neurocognitive science, contemporary phenomenology and psychoanalysis. We will suggest that these respective traditions and the substantial differences between them can be understood in terms of a ‘logic of appearance.’ Related to this are differing ideas about the rights and limits of the first-person perspective, the relation between conscious experience and belief, and the issue of naturalization. In the final part, we will try to specify, on the basis of a detailed reading of the disagreement between Dennett and phenomenology, in what way psychoanalytic theory could respond to these different issues. PMID:28878725

  17. Beyond pluralism: psychoanalysis and the workings of mind.

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    Pine, Fred

    2011-10-01

    Subjects that Freud excluded or incompletely explored have been sites of theoretical expansion in over a century of observation: the role of the other, the self, the preoedipal period, action, the countertransference, limits to neutrality/anonymity/abstinence, the loci of the analytic drama, effects beyond interpretation, agency, and basic needs (versus wishes). These developments have led to conflicting theories and sect-like groupings within the field. Group psychological processes underlying this are discussed; and a broad and inclusive view of psychoanalysis is proposed under the heading of the study of the workings of mind. Additionally, substantial integrative proposals are offered with respect to the central tasks of individual development, theories of mind, the relational turn, and aspects of technique.

  18. Conflicts and missed signals in psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and Gestalt psychology.

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    Murray, David J; Kilgour, Andrea R; Wasylkiw, Louise

    2000-04-01

    At the turn of the 20th century, European psychologists found themselves in conflict situations with respect to the role that private mental states should play in a scientific psychology. Out of this conflict arose 3 of the best-known schools of the 20th century: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and Gestalt psychology. Each of these schools is discussed with respect to two characteristics. First, the authors discuss the attitude of each school on the meaning of the word unconscious as it was understood around 1900. Second, the authors discuss the influence of each school on the reception accorded to books written around 1900 espousing viewpoints that did not cohere with the school's beliefs. Such books may be considered "missed signals" in the history of psychology. "Hits" associated with each school are also highlighted.

  19. PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE ARTS: THE SLIPPERY GROUND OF APPLIED ANALYSIS.

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    Abella, Adela

    2016-01-01

    The ways in which today's psychoanalysts approach art closely follow the avenues opened by Freud a hundred years ago. Drawing mainly on Freud's studies on Jensen's Gradiva (1907) and on Leonardo da Vinci (1910a), the author examines the main paradigms he used in discussing artistic activity, including his doubts and hesitations. Present-day approaches to art are then examined via a discussion of the advantages and pitfalls of psychobiography, of the case study, and of textual approaches. The author makes a case for the type of interdisciplinary dialogue in which the goal is to establish a cross-fertilization between psychoanalysis and other fields of knowledge while striving to avoid hypersaturation of a work of art in order to foster expansion of the mind. © 2016 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  20. The early history of boundary violations in psychoanalysis.

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    Gabbard, G O

    1995-01-01

    The notion of professional boundaries is a relatively recent addition to psychoanalytic practice. Freud and his early disciples indulged in a good deal of trial and error as they evolved psychoanalytic technique. The study of these early boundary violations illuminates the study of the evolution of the concepts of transference and countertransference. The recent publication of the correspondence between Freud and Jung, between Freud and Ferenczi, and between Freud and Jones has provided us with extraordinary insights into the boundary transgressions that occurred in the early days of psychoanalysis. The boundary violations of the analytic pioneers have contributed to the legacy inherited by future generations of analysts. Institutional resistance to addressing these difficulties in contemporary psychoanalytic practice may relate in part to the ambiguities surrounding boundaries in the training analysis itself.

  1. Lewis Carroll and psychoanalysis: why nothing adds up in wonderland.

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    Lane, Christopher

    2011-08-01

    Each generation of psychoanalyst has found different things to value and sometimes to censure in Lewis Carroll's remarkable fiction and flights of fancy. But what does Carroll's almost 'surrealist' perspective in the Alice stories tell us about the rituals and symbols that govern life beyond Wonderland and Looking-Glass World? Arguing that Carroll's strong interest in meaning and nonsense in these and later works helps make the world strange to readers, the better to show it off-kilter, this essay focuses on Jacques Lacan's Carroll - the writer-logician who stressed, as Lacan did, the difficulty and price of adapting to the symbolic order. By reconsidering Lacan's 1966 homage to the eccentric Victorian, I argue that Carroll's insight into meaning and interpretation remains of key interest to psychoanalysts intent on hearing all that he had to say about psychic life. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  2. The Logic of Appearance: Dennett, Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis.

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    Feyaerts, Jasper; Vanheule, Stijn

    2017-01-01

    In the present essay, we aim to develop and contrast three different positions toward Sellars' distinction between the manifest and scientific images of man: Dennett's philosophical reconstruction of neurocognitive science, contemporary phenomenology and psychoanalysis. We will suggest that these respective traditions and the substantial differences between them can be understood in terms of a 'logic of appearance.' Related to this are differing ideas about the rights and limits of the first-person perspective, the relation between conscious experience and belief, and the issue of naturalization. In the final part, we will try to specify, on the basis of a detailed reading of the disagreement between Dennett and phenomenology, in what way psychoanalytic theory could respond to these different issues.

  3. The dialog between psychoanalysis and neuroscience: what does philosophy of mind say?

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    Cheniaux, Elie; Lyra, Carlos Eduardo de Sousa

    2014-12-01

    To briefly review how the main monist and dualist currents of philosophy of mind approach the mind-body problem and to describe their association with arguments for and against a closer dialog between psychoanalysis and neuroscience. The literature was reviewed for studies in the fields of psychology, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind. Some currents are incompatible with a closer dialog between psychoanalysis and neurosciences: interactionism and psychophysical parallelism, because they do not account for current knowledge about the brain; epiphenomenalism, which claims that the mind is a mere byproduct of the brain; and analytical behaviorism, eliminative materialism, reductive materialism and functionalism, because they ignore subjective experiences. In contrast, emergentism claims that mental states are dependent on brain states, but have properties that go beyond the field of neurobiology. Only emergentism is compatible with a closer dialog between psychoanalysis and neuroscience.

  4. THE EPISTEMOLOGY BEHIND THE CURTAIN: THOUGHTS ON THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS.

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    Clarke, Brett H

    2017-07-01

    This essay is concerned with the epistemological complications of the interface between psychoanalysis and "scientific" disciplines and methodologies-in particular, with respect to theories of knowledge and conceptualizations of subjectivity appropriate to psychoanalysis. The author suggests that there is in such interface the potential for an untheorized scientism in empiricist prescriptions for the reform and rescue of psychoanalysis, and revisits the notion that subjectivity as conceived psychoanalytically, grounded in lived experience, is irreducible in ways that are unique and existentially abiding. The author explores the problem through the lens of philosophical hermeneutics and cautions against merging psychoanalysis, under the guise of a salutary pluralism, with disciplines guided by a systematized empiricism and its attendant epistemological commitments. © 2017 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  5. The dialog between psychoanalysis and neuroscience: what does philosophy of mind say?

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    Elie Cheniaux

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To briefly review how the main monist and dualist currents of philosophy of mind approach the mind-body problem and to describe their association with arguments for and against a closer dialog between psychoanalysis and neuroscience.Methods: The literature was reviewed for studies in the fields of psychology, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind.Results: Some currents are incompatible with a closer dialog between psychoanalysis and neurosciences: interactionism and psychophysical parallelism, because they do not account for current knowledge about the brain; epiphenomenalism, which claims that the mind is a mere byproduct of the brain; and analytical behaviorism, eliminative materialism, reductive materialism and functionalism, because they ignore subjective experiences. In contrast, emergentism claims that mental states are dependent on brain states, but have properties that go beyond the field of neurobiology.Conclusions: Only emergentism is compatible with a closer dialog between psychoanalysis and neuroscience.

  6. Why did Sigmund Freud refuse to see Pierre Janet? Origins of psychoanalysis: Janet, Freud or both?

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    Fitzgerald, Michael

    2017-09-01

    Pierre Janet and Joseph Breuer were the true originators of psychoanalysis. Freud greatly elaborated on their findings. Freud initially admitted these facts but denied them in later life. Janet discovered the concept transference before Freud.

  7. Response of some antioxidant parameters in post juveniles of Clarias gariepinus after exposure to Nigerian crude oil (Forcados, Bonny Light and Qua-Iboe).

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    Kayode, Saliu Joseph; Chidimma, Ugorji Ijeoma; Alwell, Ekpendu Emeka

    2014-12-01

    The adverse effect of crude oil on aquatic ecosystem is a modern day peril. This study investigated the acute toxicities of some Nigerian crude oil (Forcados, Bonnylight and Qua-Iboe) against Clarias gariepinus and the antioxidant enzyme response of the fish to the pollutants. The toxicity assessment was based on LC50 at 96 h. Static renewal bioassays were used to determine the toxicological effects of the 3 crude oils on the antioxidant enzymes of post juveniles Clarias gariepinus using the liver. The 96 h LC50 value for Qua Iboe was 18.966 mL L(-1), Forcados, 2.776 mL L(-1) and Bonny light, 3.948 mL L(-1), indicating that Forcados is the most toxic of the crude oils. Induction of the Glutathione-S-transferase (GST), Glutathione (GSH), Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and Catalase (CAT) in the liver of Clarias gariepinus exposed to Forcados and Bonny light for a period of 28 days was inhibited while it was enhanced in Qua-Iboe crude oil. Malondialdehyde (MDA) levels increased with increasing toxicity and exposure time. SOD, CAT, GSH, GST and MDA are reliable environmental biomarkers for crude oil induced oxidative stress in Clarias gariepinus and therefore useful biological indicators of environmental contamination in the aquatic ecosystem.

  8. [Hans Prinzhorn. His discussion of psychoanalysis in Dresden and Frankfurt (1922-1928)].

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    Hoffmann, Klaus

    2008-01-01

    Hans Prinzhorn, author of a classical work on the art of mentally ill patients, has almost been forgotten as a psychotherapist discussing psychoanalysis. For several years he worked in a sanatorium in Dresden where Frieda Fromm-Reichmann was one of his colleagues. He supported psychoanalysis at first, but later considered it too rationalistic and scientific. As testified by his writings, this resulted from an attitude which was basically aristocratic and was also responsible for his denigration of other promising approaches.

  9. Relational Dimension in Social Education: contributions of psychoanalysis to its understanding and management

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    Patrícia Junqueira Grandino

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper rescues Social Education practices that emerged by the work of social educators in the 1980s, emphasizing the relational dimension considering the formation of bonds of trust and building horizontal relationships between educators and pupils. From this, the paper clarifies some processes in the light of Psychoanalysis and reflects on contributions of this subject to the field of Social EducationKey words: Social education; children and adolescentes; psychoanalysis

  10. Medicinal Plants Qua Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Secretagogue via Intestinal Nutrient Sensors

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    Ki-Suk Kim

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1 participates in glucose homeostasis and feeding behavior. Because GLP-1 is rapidly inactivated by the enzymatic cleavage of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4 long-acting GLP-1 analogues, for example, exenatide and DPP4 inhibitors, for example, liraglutide, have been developed as therapeutics for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM. However, the inefficient clinical performance and the incidence of side effects reported on the existing therapeutics for T2DM have led to the development of a novel therapeutic strategy to stimulate endogenous GLP-1 secretion from enteroendocrine L cells. Since the GLP-1 secretion of enteroendocrine L cells depends on the luminal nutrient constituents, the intestinal nutrient sensors involved in GLP-1 secretion have been investigated. In particular, nutrient sensors for tastants, cannabinoids, and bile acids are able to recognize the nonnutritional chemical compounds, which are abundant in medicinal plants. These GLP-1 secretagogues derived from medicinal plants are easy to find in our surroundings, and their effectiveness has been demonstrated through traditional remedies. The finding of GLP-1 secretagogues is directly linked to understanding of the role of intestinal nutrient sensors and their recognizable nutrients. Concurrently, this study demonstrates the possibility of developing novel therapeutics for metabolic disorders such as T2DM and obesity using nutrients that are readily accessible in our surroundings.

  11. Treatment preparatory to psychoanalysis: a reconsideration after twenty-five years.

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    Bernstein, Stephen B

    2010-02-01

    The author's initial article on treatment preparatory to psychoanalysis (1983) challenged the long-held belief that a therapy with the same analyst would contaminate a subsequent analytic transference. The current article reconsiders the original process of transition from therapy to analysis and describes methods that can further its effectiveness. Although specific noninterpretive interventions to enhance preparation for analysis are rarely written about, they are discussed among colleagues and in supervision. Levy (1987) has described a bias against the description of strategic or tactical choices in analysis. It is increasingly clear that some patients' fear of exposing shameful defectiveness underlies their resistance to entering analysis, as does the originally described fear of an uncontrolled regression. It is useful to delay interpretation until shame sensitivity can be assessed and modulated. In the past there was pressure to keep the preparatory therapy brief so that the analyst would not become too well known to the patient. Less concern about strict anonymity allows more time for the patient's resistances to abate before the recommendation is made. Methods are described and clinical illustrations show how a deepening process can be fostered, how indications of readiness for the transition can be assessed, and when and how the recommendation can be made.

  12. Psychoanalysis and the Brain – Why Did Freud Abandon Neuroscience?

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    Northoff, Georg

    2012-01-01

    Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was initially a neuroscientist but abandoned neuroscience completely after he made a last attempt to link both in his writing, “Project of a Scientific Psychology,” in 1895. The reasons for his subsequent disregard of the brain remain unclear though. I here argue that one central reason may be that the approach to the brain during his time was simply not appealing to Freud. More specifically, Freud was interested in revealing the psychological predispositions of psychodynamic processes. However, he was not so much focused on the actual psychological functions themselves which though were the prime focus of the neuroscience at his time and also in current Cognitive Neuroscience. Instead, he probably would have been more interested in the brain’s resting state and its constitution of a spatiotemporal structure. I here assume that the resting state activity constitutes a statistically based virtual structure extending and linking the different discrete points in time and space within the brain. That in turn may serve as template, schemata, or grid for all subsequent neural processing during stimulus-induced activity. As such the resting state’ spatiotemporal structure may serve as the neural predisposition of what Freud described as “psychological structure.” Hence, Freud and also current neuropsychoanalysis may want to focus more on neural predispositions, the necessary non-sufficient conditions, rather than the neural correlates, i.e., sufficient, conditions of psychodynamic processes. PMID:22485098

  13. Psychoanalysis and bioethics: a Lacanian approach to bioethical discourse.

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    Zwart, Hub

    2016-12-01

    This article aims to develop a Lacanian approach to bioethics. Point of departure is the fact that both psychoanalysis and bioethics are practices of language, combining diagnostics with therapy. Subsequently, I will point out how Lacanian linguistics may help us to elucidate the dynamics of both psychoanalytical and bioethical discourse, using the movie One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sophocles' tragedy Antigone as key examples. Next, I will explain the 'topology' of the bioethical landscape with the help of Lacan's three dimensions: the imaginary, the symbolical and the real. This will culminate in an assessment of the dynamics of bioethical discourse with the help of Lacan's theorem of the four discourses. Bioethics, I will argue, is not a homogeneous discourse. Rather, four modalities of bioethical discourse can be distinguished, all of them displaying specific weaknesses and strengths, opportunities and threats. This will be elucidated with the help of two case studies, namely the debates on human reproductive technologies and on the use of animals as biomedical research models.

  14. [Towards the Files. Psychoanalysis and its publishing house strategies].

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    Windgätter, Christof

    2009-09-01

    The following case study deals with the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, founded 1919 in Vienna by a group around Sigmund Freud and shut down in 1938 by the Gestapo. During that time the Verlag published the titles of the contemporary psychoanalytic movement, including the first psychoanalytic dictionary, the Almanach as a yearbook, the four authoritative journals, as well as the first complete edition of Freud's writings. A single publishing house became thus responsible for the appearance of an entire theory--a unique situation without historical comparison. My thesis here is that the Verlag initiated certain strategies of publicising (e.g. centralising the movement, enforcing the company's name, labelling its activities) that were, prior to arguments and contents, constitutive for the development of psychoanalysis as well as its implementation within the field of science. Consequently, these strategies cannot be found through interpretations of psychoanalytical texts, but in the genuine files and in view of the material products (books, journals, blurbs, advertisements etc.) that were passed down from the Verlag. As an opening step, this essay explores several of those Viennese files, showing that the Verlag not only struggled with monetary and personal problems but rather and foremost launched branding, marketing and public relation campaigns as key concepts to make sciences and its particular knowledge acceptable. As a result the Verlag changed from a commercial and distributive institution to an epistemic medium.

  15. Linking psychoanalysis with neuroscience: the concept of ego.

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    Rizzolatti, Giacomo; Semi, Antonio Alberto; Fabbri-Destro, Maddalena

    2014-03-01

    Through his whole life Marc Jeannerod was fascinated by Freud's thinking. His interest in Freud is witnessed by several of his writings in which he expresses interest in building a bridge between psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Following Jeannerod's ideas we discuss here a fundamental point of Freud's construction, the concept of ego, from a neurophysiological point of view. We maintain that, in order both to act coherently and to have a basic, first person, understanding of the behavior of others, it is necessary to posit the existence of a neurophysiological "motor" ego similar to the "rider" of the Freudian metaphor. We review then a series of neurophysiological findings showing that the systems underlying the organization of action and conscious perception are both mediated by a cortical motor network formed by parieto-frontal circuits. In conclusion, we show that the activity of this network has strong similarities to that postulated by Freud for the conscious part of ego. We also propose that the default-mode network might represent that part of ego that is mostly involved in unconscious processes. © 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  16. [Hans von Hattingberg between psychoanalysis and National Socialism].

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    Keifenheim, Katharina Eva

    2011-01-01

    Hans von Hattingberg (1879-1944) worked as a neurologist and psychoanalyst in Munich and Berlin from about 1910 to 1944. He was a prolific writer, but met with increasing disapproval from Freud and his circle. An advocate of the union of different psychotherapeutic schools, he was initially a marginal figure in the professional field. With Hitler's rise to power his career prospered: He was offered the position of a lecturer for psychotherapy and became head of the research department at the "Göring Institute". He came to prominence with his writings on the "Neue deutsche Seelenheilkunde" despite the fact that this was never his preferred topic. The main themes of his publications were marriage, love and female emancipation. Those works contain only little of the standard Nazi ideology of the time. Not only was Hattingberg never a member of the NSDAP (the ruling party), but in some respects he could conceivably be considered a member of the resistance. The article outlines the most important stages of Hattingberg's life and focuses on the question of how he positioned himself after 1933, when it became vital for him to reconcile psychoanalysis and National Socialism.

  17. Freud's Irma dream and the origins of psychoanalysis.

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    Langs, R

    1984-12-01

    This paper investigates Freud's Irma dream as a response, in part, to the publication of Studies on Hysteria (Breuer & Freud, 1893-1895). As such, Freud's dream and associations reveal a great deal regarding the origins of psychoanalysis. The preamble to the dream reflects Freud's concern with the ground rules and boundaries of the psychotherapeutic technique that he was in the process of developing. This paper cites evidence for Freud's concerns regarding the consequences of alterations in these basic tenets. The Irma dream and Freud's associations also convey a deep and apparently unconscious concern within Freud in respect to the concept of transference, which he may have realized on some level had been used to defensively deny disturbing inputs by the therapist into the treatment situation and patient. The dream may be understood also as reflecting a deep sense of concern regarding unrecognized harmful effects of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Freud's concern that the treatment process might be more destructive than helpful. The curative aspects of psychotherapy are viewed in terms of action-discharge rather than insight. In all, this reanalysis of the Irma dream focuses on Freud's unconscious conflicts, fantasies, and anxieties at a time when he, along with Breuer, presented a burgeoning psychoanalytic treatment modality to the professional world.

  18. Psychoanalysis and the neurosciences: a topical debate on dreams.

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    Mancia, M

    1999-12-01

    The author begins by pointing out that, whereas Freud first turned his attention to dreams in 1895, they became an object of neuroscientific interest only in the 1950s, after the discovery of rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep and the observation that a subject woken in an REM phase could remember and narrate them. He discusses the various brain structures found by the neuroscientists to be implicated in dreaming and the associated hypotheses about their involvement in the processes of remembering dreams, their spatial construction and semantic organisation, and the dreamer's emotional participation in and narration of dreams. Attention is drawn to recent psychophysiological research findings indicating that dreaming occurs in all sleep phases and not only in REM episodes. The cognitivist contribution is also discussed. The author goes on to demonstrate the difference between the neuroscientific and psychoanalytic approaches to dreams. Whereas the neuroscientists are interested in the structures involved in dream production and in dream organisation and narratability, psychoanalysis concentrates on the meaning of dreams and on placing them in the context of the analytic relationship in accordance with the affective history of the dreamer and the transference. The brain structures and functions of interest to the neurosciences, while constituting the physical and biological substrate of these aspects, are stated to be irrelevant to their psychoanalytic understanding.

  19. Psychoanalysis and the brain - why did freud abandon neuroscience?

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    Northoff, Georg

    2012-01-01

    Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, was initially a neuroscientist but abandoned neuroscience completely after he made a last attempt to link both in his writing, "Project of a Scientific Psychology," in 1895. The reasons for his subsequent disregard of the brain remain unclear though. I here argue that one central reason may be that the approach to the brain during his time was simply not appealing to Freud. More specifically, Freud was interested in revealing the psychological predispositions of psychodynamic processes. However, he was not so much focused on the actual psychological functions themselves which though were the prime focus of the neuroscience at his time and also in current Cognitive Neuroscience. Instead, he probably would have been more interested in the brain's resting state and its constitution of a spatiotemporal structure. I here assume that the resting state activity constitutes a statistically based virtual structure extending and linking the different discrete points in time and space within the brain. That in turn may serve as template, schemata, or grid for all subsequent neural processing during stimulus-induced activity. As such the resting state' spatiotemporal structure may serve as the neural predisposition of what Freud described as "psychological structure." Hence, Freud and also current neuropsychoanalysis may want to focus more on neural predispositions, the necessary non-sufficient conditions, rather than the neural correlates, i.e., sufficient, conditions of psychodynamic processes.

  20. Mimicry, Ekphrasis, Construction. «Reading» in Freudian Psychoanalysis

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    Markus Klammer

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The essay explores the concept of interpretation in Freudian psychoanalysis as an act of reading. Freud understands the appearance of dreams and unconscious phantasies in analogy to the structure of perceptual images. On the one hand, he conceives of the patients’ verbal accounts of those images as a specific kind of ekphrasis. On the other hand, the images themselves are regarded as distorted versions of an underlying »dream text« rendering the fundamental desire that the images express and conceal at the same time. The essay shows that the complex system of translations between different layers of text and image in Freud is based on the assumption that the dream images themselves can be analyzed as texts only mimicking the »natural« appearance of perceptions. Freud’s notion of the »rebus« is central to this discussion. The final part examines Freud’s reading of Michelangelo’s Moses statue in the church San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. It demonstrates how the Freudian method of interpretation itself reduces the sculpture to a set of signs, making it perform a mimicry of textual systems.

  1. Freud's dreams of reason: the Kantian structure of psychoanalysis.

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    Tauber, Alfred I

    2009-10-01

    Freud (and later commentators) have failed to explain how the origins of psychoanalytical theory began with a positivist investment without recognizing a dual epistemological commitment: simply, Freud engaged positivism because he believed it generally equated with empiricism, which he valued, and he rejected "philosophy," and, more specifically, Kantianism, because of the associated transcendental qualities of its epistemology. But this simple dismissal belies a deep investment in Kant's formulation of human reason, in which rationality escapes natural cause and thereby bestows humans with cognitive and moral autonomy. Freud also segregated human rationality: he divided the mind between (1) an unconscious grounded in the biological and thus subject to its own laws, and (2) a faculty of autonomous reason, lodged in consciousness and free of natural forces to become the repository of interpretation and free will. Psychoanalysis thus rests upon a basic Kantian construction, whereby reason, through the aid of analytic techniques, provides a detached scrutiny of the natural world, i.e. the unconscious mental domain. Further, sovereign reason becomes the instrument of self-knowing in the pursuit of human perfection. Herein lies the philosophical foundation of psychoanalytic theory, a beguiling paradox in which natural cause and autonomous reason - determinism and freedom - are conjoined despite their apparent logical exclusion.

  2. Linking neuroscience and psychoanalysis from a developmental perspective: why and how?

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    Ouss-Ryngaert, Lisa; Golse, Bernard

    2010-12-01

    This paper aims to develop the rational to support why and how we should link neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Many of these points are derived from child development and child psychiatry. Neuroscience investigates developmental questions in a different way than psychoanalysis, while psychoanalysis itself has shifted towards new developmental paradigms. The rapprochement between neuroscience and psychoanalysis allows a new understanding of some concepts, including embodiment of mind, consciousness and attachment. The "double reading" paradigm allows a better understanding of symptomatic configurations. Linking neuroscience and psychoanalysis may improve treatments and result in new experimental neuroscientific paradigms involving changing the research object, changing the state of the research object, and investigating the structural changes in the brain following psychotherapy. The last aim is to create an epistemology of the articulation between the theoretical frameworks through phenomenology, "complementarism" and neuropsychoanalysis. We argue that it is necessary for clinicians to be aware of the advancements in each field. This is not only an epistemological question; we assume that new findings in neuroscience will change the way psychoanalysts think and approach treatment of their patients. We hope the present research will contribute to change the way that neuroscientists think and will provide new options to their set of experimental paradigms. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. 'Freud's speculations in ethnology': A reflection on anthropology's encounter with psychoanalysis.

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    Rivera, Patrick S

    2017-06-01

    In the early 20th century, many analysts - Freud and Ernest Jones in particular - were confident that cultural anthropologists would demonstrate the universal nature of the Oedipus complex and other unconscious phenomena. Collaboration between the two disciplines, however, was undermined by a series of controversies surrounding the relationship between psychology and culture. This paper re-examines the three episodes that framed anthropology's early encounter with psychoanalysis, emphasizing the important works and their critical reception. Freud's Totem and Taboo began the interdisciplinary dialogue, but it was Bronislaw Malinowski's embrace of psychoanalysis - a development anticipated through a close reading of his personal diaries - that marked a turning point in relations between the two disciplines. Malinowski argued that an avuncular (rather than an Oedipal) complex existed in the Trobriand Islands. Ernest Jones' critical dismissal of this theory alienated Malinowski from psychoanalysis and ended ethnographers' serious exploration of Freudian thought. A subsequent ethnographic movement, 'culture and personality,' was erroneously seen by many anthropologists as a product of Freudian theory. When 'culture and personality' was abandoned, anthropologists believed that psychoanalysis had been discredited as well - a narrative that still informs the historiography of the discipline and its rejection of psychoanalytical theory. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  4. A psicanálise e o dispositivo diferença sexual Psychoanalysis and the sexual difference device

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    Márcia Arán

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Diante da nova cartografia das relações entre gêneros e das sexualidades na cultura contemporânea, pretendemos discutir em que medida a psicanálise se apresenta como mais um dispositivo da sexualidade tal como concebido por Foucault, o qual procura reinstaurar o modelo tradicional da diferença sexual, através da reiteração da norma heterossexual da dominação masculina. Além disso, indagamos ainda em que medida a psicanálise pode permanecer como uma teoria crítica e uma prática clínica que permita uma relação produtiva com as novas configurações de gênero no contemporâneo, abrindo brechas para a concepção de novas formas de subjetivação. Com esse objetivo analisaremos o debate psicanalítico sobre 1 os deslocamentos do feminino e a positivação da feminilidade; 2 o casamento homossexual e a homoparentalidade e 3 a clínica da transexualidadeBefore the new cartography of gender relationships and sexualities in contemporary culture, we intend to discuss in which way psychoanalysis presents itself as one of the devices of sexuality as conceived by Foucault, which tries to reinstate the traditional model of sexual difference trough the reiteration of the heterosexual norm of male domination. Furthermore, we inquire how psychoanalysis can remain a critical theory and a clinical practice that allow a productive relationship with the new configurations of gender, which disclose the conception of new forms of subjectivity. With this aim, we will analyze the psychoanalytical debate on (1 the displacements of feminine and the positiveness of femininity; (2 the homosexual marriage and the homoparentality; and (3 the clinics of transsexuality

  5. On psychobiology in psychoanalysis - salivary cortisol and secretory IgA as psychoanalytic process parameters

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    Euler, Sebastian; Schimpf, Heinrich; Hennig, Jürgen; Brosig, Burkhard

    2005-01-01

    This study investigates the psychobiological impact of psychoanalysis in its four-hour setting. During a period of five weeks, 20 subsequent hours of psychoanalysis were evaluated, involving two patients and their analysts. Before and after each session, saliva samples were taken and analysed for cortisol (sCortisol) and secretory immunoglobuline A (sIgA). Four time-series (n=80 observations) resulted and were evaluated by "Pooled Time Series Analysis" (PTSA) for significant level changes and setting-mediated rhythms. Over all sessions, sCortisol levels were reduced and sIgA secretion augmented parallel to the analytic work. In one analytic dyad a significant rhythm within the four-hour setting was observed with an increase of sCortisol in sessions 2 and 3 of the week. Psychoanalysis may, therefore, have some psychobiological impact on patients and analysts alike and may modulate immunological and endocrinological processes. PMID:19742067

  6. The importance of being Ernst: a reassessment of E. H. Gombrich’s relationship with psychoanalysis

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    Rachel Dedman

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to explore and counter the assumption that Prof. Ernst Gombrich was wary, and even dismissive, of psychoanalysis as a discipline. Though renowned for his interest in the psychology of viewing, new research suggests that, from his earliest career, Gombrich’s work was also crucially psychoanalytically-inflected. An unpublished dialogue from the 1980s, between Gombrich and Dr Joseph Sandler, a distinguished psychoanalyst, is considered here. Archival research reveals that Gombrich was for many years a member of the Imago Group – a monthly conference of psychoanalysts. Furthermore, Gombrich’s relationship with Ernst Kris, and the unpublished manuscript on caricature and regression they developed together, is reviewed alongside later works tracing a sustained interest in psychoanalytic issues. Ultimately, the article is an attempt to rehabilitate psychoanalysis into Gombrich’s reputation and prove that, though his engagement with psychoanalysis was not universally positive, it was sensitive, nuanced, consistent and, ultimately, underestimated.

  7. The concept of unconscious alliances as the curbstone of bound work on psychoanalysis

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    Pablo de Carvalho Godoy Castanho

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    Full Text Available Understanding the Individual-society relationship is a challenge for human and social sciences in general and for psychoanalysis in particular. Our goal on this article is to present and sustain the contractual logic in psychoanalysis as the foundation for working with couples, families, groups and institutions. Starting from an attentive study of two of Freud’s “Social Texts”, we aim at characterizing the author’s notion of contract. We then present René Kaës’ concept of unconscious alliances as a possible development of such notion. We conclude upon the specificities and potentialities of the concept of unconscious alliances in contributing to the debate on the relationship between individual and society in general and about is pertinence and utility as the curbstone for bound work on psychoanalysis.

  8. Cognitive science, psychoanalysis and neuroscience: A Brief History of a current trend (Part II

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    Antonio Imbasciati

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    Full Text Available For decades, cognitive sciences and psychoanalysis have been ignored each other for a mutual distrust, producing in scholars of both disciplines a progressive mutual ignorance and misunderstanding about their developments. The latest studies of cognitive sciences on the role of emotions have allowed a partial approach to psychoanalysis. But above all, recent studies in neuroscience on the emotional basis of all mental processes, about the formation of the subjectivity, about identity and sense of self (neuro psychoanalysis, are opening up a horizon of integration between the three different sciences. In this perspective the epigenetics is playing a fundamental role, that the Author hopes will produce significant developments from a social and anthropological point of view. 

  9. Cognitive science, psychoanalysis and neuroscience: A Brief History of a current trend (Part I

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    Antonio Imbasciati

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available For decades, cognitive sciences and psychoanalysis have been ignored each other for a mutual distrust, producing in scholars of both disciplines a progressive mutual ignorance and misunderstanding about their developments. The latest studies of cognitive sciences on the role of emotions have allowed a partial approach to psychoanalysis. But above all, recent studies in neuroscience on the emotional basis of all mental processes, about the formation of the subjectivity, about identity and sense of self (neuro psychoanalysis, are opening up a horizon of integration between the three different sciences. In this perspective the epigenetics is playing a fundamental role, that the Author hopes will produce significant developments from a social and anthropological point of view. 

  10. The canary in the mind: on the fate of dreams in psychoanalysis and in contemporary culture.

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    Lippmann, Paul

    2006-06-01

    Dreams have been central in the birth and evolution of psychoanalysis. This paper explores the remarkable story of the relationship between dreams and psychoanalysis as a modern version of the long history of dreams in most healing traditions. But psychoanalysis seems to have turned away from dreams as central inspiration in a way parallel to the general culture's turn away from dreams and the reality of inner life. Yet modern postindustrial culture is transfixed by a version of "dream life" in ways just beginning to be understood (e.g., in the transformation of ancient interest in the inner screen to the external screen). Working with dreams in psychoanalytic psychotherapy was a creative and revolutionary act for our forebears. It is even more so today, in ways that are discussed in this paper.

  11. CONTEXTUAL APPROACH TO LITERARY CRITICISM: DOSTOEVSKY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

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    V. G. Kalashnikov

    2016-01-01

    of socio-cultural influences, and also macrocontext of perception and interpretation of works in culture and science. The critical view of psychoanalysis as the literary criticism tool in the Russian culture is presented. Through the systematization of complementary contexts and psychoanalytic interpretation the myth about F. M. Dostoyevsky’s epilepsy as a source of his creativity is discredited; though by recognition of the writer, personal problems and neuroses nevertheless were reflected in his works. The hypothesis of the opposite influence of creativity of F. M. Dostoyevsky on S. Freud’s concept, i.e. formation of psychoanalysis under impact of art creativity is made.Scientific novelty. Methods of engaging of an intertextual and socio-cultural environment are known in linguistics and literary criticism long ago. However, diverse environments of existence of the personality and works of the artist as the unified system of contexts psychological in essence have not been considered yet. The novelty of the proposed way of a research consists in systematicity of formation of a complex of contexts of the studied phenomenon that makes it possible to correlate the diversified information through its origin. As a result, the researcher receives a number of complementary descriptions in the spirit of «the principle of a complementarity» by N. Bohr that provides dimensions and completeness of perception of the studied phenomenon.Practical significance of the work lies in the hard proof of the prospects of the contextual approach to interdisciplinary psychological and literary research.

  12. Hallucinations in the psychotic state: Psychoanalysis and the neurosciences compared.

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    De Masi, Franco; Davalli, Cesare; Giustino, Gabriella; Pergami, Andrea

    2015-04-01

    In this contribution, which takes account of important findings in neuroscientific as well as psychoanalytic research, the authors explore the meaning of the deep-going distortions of psychic functioning occurring in hallucinatory phenomena. Neuroscientific studies have established that hallucinations distort the sense of reality owing to a complex alteration in the balance between top-down and bottom-up brain circuits. The present authors postulate that hallucinatory phenomena represent the outcome of a psychotic's distorted use of the mind over an extended period of time. In the hallucinatory state the psychotic part of the personality uses the mind to generate auto-induced sensations and to achieve a particular sort of regressive pleasure. In these cases, therefore, the mind is not used as an organ of knowledge or as an instrument for fostering relationships with others. The hallucinating psychotic decathects psychic (relational) reality and withdraws into a personal, bodily, and sensory space of his own. The opposing realities are not only external and internal but also psychic and sensory. Visual hallucinations could thus be said to originate from seeing with the 'eyes' of the mind, and auditory hallucinations from hearing with the mind's 'ears'. In these conditions, mental functioning is restricted, cutting out the more mature functions, which are thus no longer able to assign real meaning to the surrounding world and to the subject's psychic experience. The findings of the neurosciences facilitate understanding of how, in the psychotic hallucinatory process, the mind can modify the working of a somatic organ such as the brain. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  13. Sigmund Freud and hysteria: the etiology of psychoanalysis?

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    Bogousslavsky, Julien; Dieguez, Sebastian

    2014-01-01

    Sigmund Freud developed a specific interest in hysteria after his stay with Professor Jean-Martin Charcot during the winter of 1885-1886, although his previous activity mainly consisted of neuropathology and general medical practice. Most of his initial studies on hysteria (hysteria in men, influence of subconscious ideas, role of traumas, and psychological and sexual factors) were indeed 'borrowed' from Charcot and his immediate followers, such as Pierre Janet and Paul Richer. Subsequently, Freud developed with Breuer a theory of hysteria which encompassed a mixture of Janet's 'fixed subconscious ideas' with the 'pathological secret' concept of Moriz Benedikt. After their book Studies on Hysteria (1895), Freud interrupted his collaboration with Breuer and developed the concept of conversion of psychological problems into somatic manifestations, with a strong 'sexualization' of hysteria. Firstly, he believed that actual abuses had occurred in these patients (the 'seduction' theory), but then blamed them for having deceived him on that issue, so that he subsequently launched a 'fantasy' theory to explain the development of hysterical symptoms without the necessity of actual abuses. Like many of his contemporaries, and contrary to his claims, Freud did not follow a scientific process of verified experiments, but rather adapted his theories to the evolution of his own beliefs on psychological conditions, selectively emphasizing the aspects of his 'therapies' with patients which supported his emerging ideas, with often abrupt changes in theoretical interpretations. While it remains difficult to get a clear, synthetic vision of what was Freud's definite theory of hysteria, it is obvious that hysteria really was the origin of what would become Freud's psychoanalytical theory. Indeed, psychoanalysis appears to have been initially developed by him largely in order to absorb and explain his many changes in the interpretation of hysterical manifestations.

  14. An Italian peculiarity? Psychoanalysis, modernization and the sociology of consumption in 1960s Italy.

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    Pasqualini, Mauro

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    Psychoanalysis experienced a remarkable boom in 1960s Italy. One of the areas where psychoanalytic theory disseminated was the world of marketing and the sociology of consumption. Based on the case of the sociologist Francesco Alberoni, we can examine the impact of the theories of Melanie Klein for understanding the behavior of consumers. Similarly, Alberoni's work shows the concerns and uncertainties on the social modernization of Italy, and also raises questions on the specificities of the growing importance of psychoanalysis in Italy in the 1960s.

  15. On the Plagiarism in the Humanities, the Psychoanalysis and the Social exclusion in the Research

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    Tommaso Fratini

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    Full Text Available The article carries some considerations on the problem of plagiarism and the social exclusion in the research in the humanities. The article highlights the contradictions around these issues, focusing in particular on the influence of pressure implicit in research by neoliberal policy in the western countries, and on the delicate issue of communication and transmission of knowledge in psychoanalysis. The article strongly supports a position on the role of psychoanalysis in favor of a defense honesty of his positions, that concern, in the world of today and in the current research field, more depth than with the original of wich an author can express and support.

  16. [Child psychoanalysis and child psychiatry in Russia, from Lenin to the present day].

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    Katchalov, Pavel V; Makouchkine, Eugène V; Potapova, Victoria A; Gourevitch, Michel

    2010-01-01

    Russian child psychiatry and psychoanalysis painfully recover after being brought under the subjection of "paedology", a synthetic so-called science, and enslaved to the utopian Soviet expectation of building a "new man" in 1920-1930. Later on, in 1940-1980, under the precarious shelter of Soviet social work, they could indulge in the psychodynamic viewpoint. Liberated in 1985-1991, Russian child psychiatry and psychoanalysis take up again with Western science to answer the urgent demand for care for the psychic sufferings of young Russians.

  17. "Psychoanalysis is good, synthesis is better": the German reception of Freud, 1930 and 1956.

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    Kauders, Anthony D

    2011-01-01

    Frankfurt's decision to award Freud the Goethe Prize in 1930 as well as the same city's decision to celebrate Freud's 100th birthday in 1956 will allow us to trace specific traditions in the German encounter with psychoanalysis. The diachronic approach will show that certain traditions survived well into the late 1950s, at a time when West Germany's intellectual landscape was otherwise changing on several fronts. Psychoanalysis remained anathema because it did not conform with the idealism and holism prevalent in the academic community. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Empathy in Psychoanalysis and Medical Education - what can we learn from each other?

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    Löffler-Stastka, Henriette; Datz, Felicitas; Parth, Karoline; Preusche, Ingrid; Bukowski, Xenia; Seidman, Charles

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    Several research areas, including medical education (ME), focus on empathy as an important topic in interpersonal relationships. This focus is central to the use of communication skills related to empathy and even more crucial to provide information in a way that makes patients feel more involved in the treatment process. Psychoanalysis (PA) provides its initial concept of empathy based on affective aspects including findings from neuroscience and brain research. Enhancing cooperation between ME and PA can help to integrate both aspects of empathy into a longitudinal training program. The condition of psychoanalytic empathy definitions is the understanding of unconscious processes. It is important to primarily attend especially the dominant affects towards the patient before interpreting his or her behaviour, since in explaining the emerging affects, the analyst has to empathize with the patient to understand the (unconscious) reasons for its behaviour. A strong consideration of nonverbal communication, clinical perceptions, intuitive interaction, contagion-like processes and their implementation and empowerment in medical and therapeutic curricula is one way of beneficially using interdisciplinary approaches to yield empathy in clinical interaction. Established methods of PA, like training of containment, reflective functioning, affective holding and giving meaningful interpretations in accordance with countertransferential and transferential aspects may help to put a focus on the clinican-patient-interaction and the preservation of the physicians' (mental) health. In consequence of the discussion of various training methods that take the theoretical and practical concepts of empathy into account, we aim for an implementation of the named methods in the medical curricula.

  19. Efectos analíticos del psicoanálisis Analytical effects of psychoanalysis

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    Full Text Available Tomamos como objeto de estudio los efectos analíticos específicos del psicoanálisis. Exploraremos sus propie-dades especialmente en el punto en el que muestran un límite a la sugestión directa y se constituyen por fuera y más allá de cualquier tipo de intervención directiva del analista. Los relacionaremos con la aparición del sujeto del inconsciente y con la posibilidad por parte de este de responsabilizarse del padecer subjetivo que lo aqueja. Estableceremos también relaciones entre estos efectos analíticos y los efectos terapéuticos característicos de la clínica psicoanalítica. Tomaremos algunas elaboraciones conceptuales de Freud y de Lacan y al final ilustraremos con un caso del Servicio de atención clínica de adultos del Programa Avellaneda de la Facultad de Psicología.Our aim is to study the analytical effects of psychoanalysis. We will explore their properties specially where they show a limit to direct suggestion and they appear beyond any type of directive intervention of the analyst. We will relate them with the appearance of the subject of the unconscious and its possibility of taking responsibility of its own subjective suffering. We will also establish a relationship between these analytical effects and therapeutic effects of the psychoanalytical clinic. We will take some Freud's and Lacan's elaborations and at the end we will illustrate with a case of the Service of clinical attention of adults at the Avellaneda Program of the Psychology Faculty.

  20. Projection of the oblique line in periapical radiographs of mandibular molars = Projeção da linha oblíqua na região de molares inferiores em radiografias periapicais

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    Objetivo: Identificar e quantificar a frequência da projeção da linha oblíqua sobre as cristas alveolares dos molares inferiores em radiografias periapicais. Metodologia: Foram selecionadas 500 radiografias periapicais da região de molares inferiores e avaliada a presença ou a ausência da linha oblíqua. Quando presente, foi analisada a interferência desta estrutura sobre a imagem das cristas alveolares dos molares inferiores. Os dados obtidos, considerando a frequência da sobreposição da linh...

  1. [Clinic and psychotherapy of psychosis].

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    Solimano, Alberto L

    2009-01-01

    Even though Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis share the idea that the basic characteristic of psychosis is a disorder of the relation with reality, the difference is that for psychoanalysis said relation is libidinal, which means that it is essentially based on the object relation. According to these grounds, psychoanalysis considers that psychotic symptoms make sense beyond the deficit and dysfunction, a meaning to be understood through the subject's history. This conception of reality, which includes both the external reality and the psychic one, also determines a specific psychotherapeutic approach as long as the purpose is not "verifying" the external reality, but containing and eventually analysing the psychic reality. There are clinical examples that show the primary failure in the relation with reality and the use of Projective Identification to be deposited into the therapist.

  2. Psychoanalysis--on its way down a dead-end street? A concerned commentary.

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    Zepf, Siegfried

    2010-01-01

    The author discusses the problems when psychoanalysis not only neglects socio-critical issues, diversifies its concepts and sets about to define their common ground with the help of brain research findings and/or of infant observation, but also ignores the implications of attempts to legitimate its scientific status by verifying the outcome of its treatments via nomological and/or qualitative study designs. It is argued that if we reduce psychoanalysis to a mere psychotherapeutic measure we displace the factors essential to neurotic disorders into the blind spot of our field of vision, thus rendering psychoanalysis to be a pseudoscience based on appearances alone. Conceptual clarity, it is argued, cannot be gained from the findings of infant observation or those of brain research. Neither can psychoanalytic treatments be investigated in these manners as long as our current understanding of technical concepts remains highly contradictory. In the author's view present-day psychoanalysis gambles Freud's inheritance away and with it, probably, its own future.

  3. Why did Freud do it? A puzzling episode in the history of psychoanalysis.

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    Zitrin, Arthur

    2012-12-01

    This article is about the Freud-Frink-Brill relationship, certain events in the history of psychoanalysis in the United States in the years 1919 to 1925, and some speculative explanations for these events. It is not a critique of psychoanalytic theory or practice.

  4. PSYCHOANALYSIS IN CHINA: AN ESSAY ON THE RECENT LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.

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    Scharff, David E

    2016-10-01

    Using extensive quotation, the author reviews the introduction and current state of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in China from the vantage point of recent publications in English. Psychoanalysis was briefly introduced to China before the Communist era, then forbidden, and has experienced an accelerated reintroduction since the late 1980s. The author briefly summarizes the cultural and historical background of China relevant to the introduction of psychoanalysis, the traumatic history of China, and the deep structure of thought and philosophical differences from Western culture that challenge a simple imposition of psychoanalytic ideas and practice, and some psychological effects of rapid cultural change throughout China. Training programs in China, the general enthusiasm for analysis among the Chinese, and a number of notable contributions by Western and Chinese authors are discussed. Also surveyed are the use of distance technology for training and treatment, the personal experience of Chinese senior and junior colleagues, and ongoing challenges to the continuing growth of psychoanalysis and analytic psychotherapy in China. © 2016 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  5. Psycho-Analysis in Fiction and a Study of D. H. Lawrence's Sons ...

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    Psychoanalysis in fiction explores the innate conglomerate of the writer's personality as factors that contribute to his experience from birth to the period of writing a book. Fiction is seen as a manifestation of latent experiences which are repressed in the unconscious mind. The art of writing is approached from the patient's ...

  6. Disavowed Knowledge: Psychoanalysis, Education and Teaching. Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

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    Taubman, Peter Maas

    2011-01-01

    This is the first and only book to detail the history of the century-long relationship between education and psychoanalysis. Relying on primary and secondary sources, it provides not only a historical context but also a psychoanalytically informed analysis. In considering what it means to think about teaching from a psychoanalytic perspective and…

  7. The dilemma of contemporary psychoanalysis: toward a "knowing" post-postmodernism.

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    Govrin, Aner

    2006-01-01

    It is in the best interest of psychoanalysis that new schools of thought (earlier examples of which are the classical, Kleinian, and self psychological perspectives) evolve. Generating a new school of thought, however, is almost impossible in this postmodern era. The postmodern paradigm in psychoanalysis (intersubjectivity, dialectical constructivism, two-person psychology) does not strive to generate a "true" theory of mind that claims to fit reality, nor does it claim to be another school of thought. The creators of the classical, interpersonal, self psychological, ego psychological, Kleinian, Bionian, Fairbairnian, Winnicottian, and other schools cannot be postmodernists, for they all believed that their theories corresponded to reality and were therefore true. A shortage of analysts who "know the truth" today will make it extremely difficult for new schools of thought to arise in psychoanalysis, or for new and compelling theories and descriptions of the human psyche to be constructed. What is required is for pluralistic psychoanalytic institutions to empower analysts who are actively involved in the pursuit of new ideas and theories in psychoanalysis.

  8. Psychoanalysis and social cognitive neuroscience: a new framework for a dialogue.

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    Georgieff, Nicolas

    2011-12-01

    The fields of psychoanalysis and neuroscience use different methods of description, analysis and comprehension of reality, and because each is based on a different methodology, each approach constructs a different representation of reality. Thus, psychoanalysis could contribute to a general psychology involving neuroscience to the extent that a "psychoanalytical psychology" (the theory of mental functioning that is extrapolated from psychoanalytical practice) defines natural objects of study (mind functions) for a multidisciplinary approach. However, the so called "naturalisation" of psychoanalytical concepts (metapsychology) does not imply the reduction of these concepts to biology; rather, it suggests a search for compatibility between psychoanalytical concepts and neuroscientific description. Such compatibility would mean the search for common objects that could be described from either a psychoanalytic or a neuroscientific point of view. We suggest that inter-subjectivity, empathy or "co-thinking" processes, from early development to the psychoanalytic relationship or the interaction between the patient and the analyst, could be such a common object for cognitive social neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Together, neuroscience and psychoanalysis could then contribute to a multidisciplinary approach of psychic inter- or co-activity. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. The three essays and the meaning of the infantile sexual in psychoanalysis.

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    Scarfone, Dominique

    2014-04-01

    Freud's Three Essays on Sexual Theory (1905a) are still today highly significant because of their novel way of considering the human sexual dimension. The author intends to show that a close reading of the Essays, combined with the reintroduction of the seduction theory by Jean Laplanche, provides a specific and foundational sexual theory for psychoanalysis. © 2014 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  10. The current state of the empirical evidence for psychoanalysis: a meta-analytic approach.

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    de Maat, S.C.M.; de Jonghe, F.; de Kraker, R.; Leichsenring, F.; Abbass, A.; Luyten, P.; Barber, J.P.; Van, R.; Dekker, J.

    2013-01-01

    Learning Objectives: After participating in this educational activity, the reader should be better able to evaluate the empirical evidence for pre/post changes in psychoanalysis patients with complex mental disorders, and assess the limitations of the meta-analysis. Background: The effectiveness of

  11. Psicanálise e ciências sociais Psychoanalysis and social sciences

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    Eugène Enriquez

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca apreciar as relações entre a psicanálise e as ciências sociais com um olhar crítico sobre os avanços referentes ao campo de estudos psicanalíticos ligado ao social, bem como aos estudos sociológicos permeados por um referencial psicanalítico, desde Freud até hoje em dia. O artigo se calca principalmente na defesa da abordagem psicanalítica no plano social, mostrando que não se trata de um uso inadequado da psicanálise, mas sim do fato de não ser possível pensar numa psicanálise fora daquele plano, uma vez que a constituição do sujeito se faz justamente pela entrada no social.This article attempts to research the relations between psychoanalysis and social sciences with a critical sight on the advances concerning the field of psychoanalytical studies related to social subjects as well as that of sociological studies influenced by psychoanalysis, since Freud until nowadays. The article is based specially on the defense of the psychoanalytical approach of the social field, showing that it's not about an inadequate use of the psychoanalysis, but the fact that it's not possible to think in a psychoanalysis outside that field once the constitution of the subject is made exactly by the entrance in the social field.

  12. The OSU1/QUA2/TSD2-encoded putative methyltransferase is a critical modulator of carbon and nitrogen nutrient balance response in Arabidopsis.

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    Peng Gao

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The balance between carbon (C and nitrogen (N nutrients must be tightly coordinated so that cells can optimize their opportunity for metabolism, growth and development. However, the C and N nutrient balance perception and signaling mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of two allelic oversensitive to sugar 1 mutants (osu1-1, osu1-2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Using the cotyledon anthocyanin accumulation and root growth inhibition assays, we show that the osu1 mutants are more sensitive than wild-type to both of the imbalanced C/N conditions, high C/low N and low C/high N. However, under the balanced C/N conditions (low C/low N or high C/high N, the osu1 mutants have similar anthocyanin levels and root lengths as wild-type. Consistently, the genes encoding two MYB transcription factors (MYB75 and MYB90 and an Asn synthetase isoform (ASN1 are strongly up-regulated by the OSU1 mutation in response to high C/low N and low C/high N, respectively. Furthermore, the enhanced sensitivity of osu1-1 to high C/low N with respect to anthocyanin accumulation but not root growth inhibition can be suppressed by co-suppression of MYB75, indicating that MYB75 acts downstream of OSU1 in the high C/low N imbalance response. Map-based cloning reveals that OSU1 encodes a member of a large family of putative methyltransferases and is allelic to the recently reported QUA2/TSD2 locus identified in genetic screens for cell-adhesion-defective mutants. Accumulation of OSU1/QUA2/TSD2 transcript was not regulated by C and N balance, but the OSU1 promoter was slightly more active in the vascular system. Taken together, our results show that the OSU1/QUA2/TSD2-encoded putative methyltransferase is required for normal C/N nutrient balance response in plants.

  13. [Personal recollections of the revival of psychoanalysis in West Germany during the first post-war decades].

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    Mitscherlich-Nielsen, M

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    National Socialism destroyed the integrity and substance of Psychoanalysis in Germany for a long time to come. The author was among those responsible for the reintroduction of psychoanalytic knowledge and in the organization of psychoanalytic institutions. In this article she tells about the difficulties in reestablishing psychoanalysis in the new Federal Republic, where it met considerable resistance and obstacles. In particular the author gives credit to the significant contribution of German and Austrian emigrants as well as that of psychoanalysis in Anglosaxon countries, especially the London "Schools" of Anna Freud and Melanie Klein.

  14. Causalidad y libertad en Psicoanálisis. (Causality and Freedom in Psychoanalysis

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    Pablo D. Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Resumen En este trabajo se presentan algunas conclusiones del proyecto de investigación UBACyT 2012-2014: "La libertad en psicoanálisis. Su incidencia en la concepción de sujeto y la causalidad en la obra de J. Lacan. Consecuencias clínicas y éticas", y del proyecto UBACyT (2014-2017: "Articulación de las conceptualizaciones de J. Lacan sobre la libertad con los conceptos fundamentales que estructuran la dirección de la cura: interpretación, transferencia, posición del analista, asociación libre y acto analítico", ambos dirigidos por el autor. La libertad no constituye un concepto propio del psicoanálisis, no obstante, encuentra en él ciertas articulaciones con algunos conceptos que delinean una noción peculiar de la libertad, que se distingue de las concepciones filosóficas y psicológicas. En este trabajo se discute la relación libertad-causalidad en psicoanálisis. Palabras clave: Libertad, causalidad, Lacan Abstract This article presents some conclusions of the research projects UBACyT 2012-2014: “Freedom in psychoanalysis. Its impact on the concepts of subject and causality in Lacan's work. Clinical and ethical implications", and UBACyT (2014-2017: "Articulation of Lacan's conceptualizations on freedom with the fundamental concepts that structure the direction of the treatment: interpretation, transference, analyst's position, free association, and analytic act" --both directed by the author. Freedom is not a psychoanalytic concept; nevertheless, it is found in certain psychoanalytic conceptualizations in relation with some concepts that delineate a peculiar notion of freedom, as distinguished from the philosophical and psychological ones. In this work we discuss the relation freedom- causality in psychoanalysis. Keywords: Freedom, causality, Lacan. Résumé Ce texte présente certaines conclusions de deux projets de recherche menés par l'auteur du présent article : UBACyT 2012-2014 : « La liberté en psychanalyse. Son

  15. [Psychoanalytically based and psychoanalysis in children and adolescents from the viewpoint of a child and adolescent psychotherapist].

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    Berns, Inge

    2002-01-01

    The author, practitioner of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and adolescents, explains her point of view regarding psychotherapy versus psychoanalysis. Verbatim process notes illustrate the work and are used to plan the therapeutic method.

  16. The pre-history of health psychology in the United Kingdom: From natural science and psychoanalysis to social science, social cognition and beyond.

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    Murray, Michael

    2017-05-01

    Health psychology formally came of age in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, but it was prefigured by much discussion about challenges to the dominance of biomedicine in healthcare and debates about the role of individual behaviour change in promoting population health. Despite current progress and accomplishments, it is important to reflect upon earlier attempts to explore the psychological dimensions of health and illness. It is through such exploration that we can begin to reveal the connection between ideas and the social context. This article focuses on what could be termed the pre-history of health psychology in the United Kingdom. This was the period in the earlier 20th century when psychological approaches were dominated by psychoanalysis which was in tension with more positivist approaches. In the post-World War II period, the classical form of psychoanalysis turned to a concern with relationships. This was the period which also saw the rise of behaviourism and then cognitivism each of which had a strong influence on the new profession of clinical psychology and then health psychology. Review of this pre-history provides the backdrop for the rise of health psychology in the United Kingdom and also reveals the tensions between the different theoretical perspectives.

  17. From the EEL to the EGO: psychoanalysis and the remnants of Freud's early scientific practice.

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    Wieser, Martin

    2013-01-01

    While numerous historiographical works have been written to shed light on Freud's early theoretical education in biology, physiology, and medicine and on the influence of that education on psychoanalysis, this paper approaches Freud's basic comprehension of science and methodology by focusing on his early research practice in physiology and neuranatomy. This practice, taking place in the specific context of Ernst Brücke's physiological laboratory in Vienna, was deeply concerned with problems of visuality and the revelation of hidden organic structures by use of proper preparation techniques and optical instruments. The paper explores the connection between such visualizing practices, shaped by a physiological context as they were, and Freud's later convictions of the scientific status of psychoanalysis and the function of its method as means to unveil the concealed structure of the "psychical apparatus". © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. [From psychotherapy to psychoanalysis: Max Levy-Suhl (1876-1947)].

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    Hermanns, Ludger M; Schröter, Michael; Stroeken, Harry

    2014-01-01

    From psychotherapy to psychoanalysis: Max Levy-Suhl (1876-1947). Levy-Suhl can be considered one of the great practising psychotherapists in early 20th century Berlin. He was active in various fields, including ophthalmology, forensic adolescent psychiatry and hypnosis. Prominent among his publications were two handbooks of psychotherapeutic methods. His attitude towards psychoanalysis shifted from initial criticism to acceptance. Ca. 1930 he experienced some kind of conversion, resulting in his training at the Berlin Institute and becoming a member of the German Psychoanalytic Society. As a Jew being forced to emigrate in 1933, Levy-Suhl turned to the Netherlands where he had a psychoanalytic children's home in Amersfoort, followed by an analyst's practice in Amsterdam. He survived the German occupation, but apparently as a broken man. After the war he committed suicide.--The paper is complemented by an appendix, containing documents and an extensive bibliography.

  19. The historiography of psychoanalysis in Brazil: the case of Rio de Janeiro.

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    Facchinetti, Cristiana; De Castro, Rafael Dias

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this article is to analyze the background of the historiography of psychoanalysis in Rio de Janeiro. Three different phases and approaches are analyzed, based on the viewpoints of different groups of authors. The first group features authors who displayed an early interest in the subject, in the 1920's-1930's. The second refers to psychiatrists/psychoanalysts who worked with mental health institutes and societies between the 1940's and 1970's, while the third perspective comes from the academic/university environment, from the end of the 70's to the present. This distinction was made not only to better define the timeframe of the arrival and dissemination of psychoanalysis in Rio de Janeiro, but also to provide a better understanding of the relation between the specific professional and intellectual interests of each group and the respective historical context.

  20. Flechsig and Freud: late 19th-century neurology and the emergence of psychoanalysis.

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    Keegan, Eduardo

    2003-02-01

    The author analyzes the potential influences of Paul Flechsig's work on early Freudian theory, particularly on Sigmund Freud's 1966b/1895 Project for a Scientific Psychology. Gehirn und Seele, a discourse authored by Flechsig in 1894, is the focus of this analysis. The author believes that the links between the intellectual production of both German-speaking neurologists have been underrated to this day and attempts to establish that the early Freudian approach to many key issues in the history of psychoanalysis--dreams, unconscious processing, and drives, to name a few--was not unique but shared with some distinguished colleagues in neuropathology and psychiatry. Thus, he attempts to shed additional light on the transition from state-of-art neurology in the last decade of the 19th century to the creation of psychoanalysis as a discipline on its own.

  1. The fraternal complex between psychoanalysis and myth A literary example: Strange Shores

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    Marco Liotta

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The field of siblings relationship, initially considered in psychoanalysis mostly in its interaction with the oedipal dynamics, knows today important developments so that the "fraternal complex" has achieved its own independence. The paper aims to investigate the “fraternal complex” both in psychoanalytic area , from the Freudian perspective to contemporary authors, and in myth and literature. It is traced the birth and development of this concept showing how its different facets had been largely anticipated by the myth, especially Jewish myth. The second part of the article focuses on a literary example, “Strange Shores" by A. Indriðason, that offers many ideas to explore some of the dynamics of the fraternal complex in its intersection with fundamental issues in the field of psychoanalysis as the symbol, the double, the shadow, the guilt and the mourning.  

  2. Therapist interventions using the Psychodynamic Interventions Rating Scale (PIRS) in dynamic therapy, psychoanalysis and CBT.

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    Banon, Elisabeth; Perry, John Christopher; Semeniuk, Trent; Bond, Michael; de Roten, Yves; Hersoug, Anne Grete; Despland, Jean-Nicolas

    2013-01-01

    One requirement for psychotherapy research is an accurate assessment of therapeutic interventions across studies. This study compared frequency and depth of therapist interventions from a dynamic perspective across four studies, conducted in four countries, including three treatment arms of psychodynamic psychotherapy, and one each of psychoanalysis and CBT. All studies used the Psychodynamic Intervention Rating Scales (PIRS) to identify 10 interventions from transcribed whole sessions early and later in treatment. The PIRS adequately categorized all interventions, except in CBT (only 91-93% categorized). As hypothesized, interpretations were present in all dynamic therapies and relatively absent in CBT. Proportions of interpretations increased over time. Defense interpretations were more common than transference interpretations, which were most prevalent in psychoanalysis. Depth of interpretations also increased over time. These data can serve as norms for measuring where on the supportive-interpretive continuum a dynamic treatment lies, as well as identify potentially mutative interventions for further process and outcome study.

  3. Tausk’s influence machine within structuralist ideas in psychiatry and in psychoanalysis

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    With the advance of industrialization during the late 19th century, the occident watched its everyday life become submerged by all sorts of mechanical devices and technological innovations. Delusions followed that societal process: machines, instruments and media became part of the delusions’ content. The end of the century saw Freud discovering psychoanalysis and the birth of the psychoanalytic movement. In the aftermath of WWI, a crucial time for the movement’s expansion, an ambitious young...

  4. Extinction phenomena: A biologic perspective on how and why psychoanalysis works

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    Linda A.W. Brakel

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the view that much of the success of classical psychoanalysis is centrally predicated on its biological potency; focusing not on neuropsychology, but on the biology of conditioning. The argument suggests that features of classic psychoanalytic technique--the couch, meetings several times per week with both parties present, and free association--uniquely facilitate intense transferences of various sorts, and that these in turn constitute the multiple and diverse extinction trials necessary to best approximate extinction.

  5. Extinction Phenomena: A Biologic Perspective on How and Why Psychoanalysis Works

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    Brakel, Linda A. W.

    2011-01-01

    This article presents the view that much of the success of classical psychoanalysis is centrally predicated on its biological potency; focusing not on neuropsychology, but on the biology of conditioning. The argument suggests that features of classic psychoanalytic technique – the couch, meetings several times per week with both parties present, and free association – uniquely facilitate intense transferences of various sorts, and that these in turn constitute the multiple and diverse extinction trials necessary to best approximate extinction. PMID:21927610

  6. The Neuropsychoanalytic Approach: Using Neuroscience as the Basic Science of Psychoanalysis

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    NEUROSCIENCE AS THE BASIC SCIENCE OF PSYCHOANALYSISNeuroscience was the basic science behind Freud’s psychoanalytic theory and technique. He worked as a neurologist for 20 years before being aware that a new approach to understand complex diseases, namely the hysterias, was needed. Solms coined the term neuropsychoanalysis to affirm that neuroscience still belongs in psychoanalysis. The neuropsychoanalytic field has continued Freud’s original ideas as stated in 1895. Developments in psychoana...

  7. The Rift of the Big Other. Psychoanalysis and Politics Starting from Lacan

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    The aim of this essay is to open the space for a dabate between political theory and psychoanalysis, by starting from the problematisation of some of the most fundamental concepts offered by the analytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Through the analysis of key-Lacanian categories like symbolic structure, big Other, object a, symptom, the article exposes the main misunderstandings that characterise the work of many contemporary political theorists and psychoanalysts who refer to adopt Lacanian psy...

  8. Turism and Psychology studies: genesis of pleasure in classical Freudian psychoanalysis

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    Maximiliano Korstanje

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work we intend to demonstrate the different treatments which the Psychology has made about the pleasure as well as the contributions or limitations that the psychoanalysis demonstrates in the matter. The pleasure is configured like a discharge generated by the encounter between the instincts of life (Eros and of death (Thanatos in conjunction with the exogenous excitement. In consequence, the principle of the transfer explains the displacement (tourist like a form of psychic balance.

  9. Trauma, dream, and psychic change in psychoanalyses: a dialog between psychoanalysis and the neurosciences

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    Fischmann, Tamara; Russ, Michael O.; Leuzinger-Bohleber, Marianne

    2013-01-01

    To many psychoanalysts dreams are a central source of knowledge of the unconscious—the specific research object of psychoanalysis. The dialog with the neurosciences, devoted to the testing of hypotheses on human behavior and neurophysiology with objective methods, has added to psychoanalytic conceptualizations on emotion, memory, sleep and dreams, conflict and trauma. To psychoanalysts as well as neuroscientists, the neurological basis of psychic functioning, particularly concerning trauma, is of special interest. In this article, an attempt is made to bridge the gap between psychoanalytic findings and neuroscientific findings on trauma. We then attempt to merge both approaches in one experimental study devoted to the investigation of the neurophysiological changes (fMRI) associated with psychoanalytic treatment in chronically depressed patients. We also report on an attempt to quantify psychoanalysis-induced transformation in the manifest content of dreams. To do so, we used two independent methods. First, dreams reported during the cure of chronic depressed analysands were assessed by the treating psychoanalyst. Second, dreams reported in an experimental context were analyzed by an independent evaluator using a standardized method to quantify changes in dream content (Moser method). Single cases are presented. Preliminary results suggest that psychoanalysis-induced transformation can be assessed in an objective way. PMID:24381554

  10. Trauma, dream and psychic change in psychoanalyses: a dialogue between psychoanalysis and the neurosciences

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    Tamara eFischmann

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    Full Text Available To many psychoanalysts dreams are a central source of knowledge of the unconscious – the specific research object of psychoanalysis. The dialogue with the neurosciences, devoted to the testing of hypotheses on human behaviour and neurophysiology with objective methods, has added to psychoanalytic conceptualizations on emotion, memory, sleep and dreams, conflict and trauma. To psychoanalysts as well as neuroscientists, the neurological basis of psychic functioning, particularly concerning trauma, is of special interest. In this article, an attempt is made to bridge the gap between psychoanalytic findings and neuroscientific findings on trauma. We then attempt to merge both approaches in one experimental study devoted to the investigation of the neurophysiological changes (fMRI associated with psychoanalytic treatment in chronically depressed patients. We also report on an attempt to quantify psychoanalysis-induced transformation in the manifest content of dreams. To do so, we used two independent methods. First, dreams reported during the cure of chronic depressed analysands were assessed by the treating psychoanalyst. Second, dreams reported in an experimental context were analysed by an independent evaluator using a standardized method to quantify changes in dream content (Moser method. Single cases are presented. Preliminary results suggest that psychoanalysis-induced transformation can be assessed in an objective way.

  11. A Historical Review of Diachrony and Semantic Dimensions of Trace in Neurosciences and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

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    Experience leaves a trace in the nervous system through plasticity. However, the exact meaning of the mnesic trace is poorly defined in current literature. This article provides a historical review of the term trace in neuroscience and psychoanalysis literature, to highlight two relevant aspects: the diachronic and the semantic dimensions. There has been a general interest in diachrony, or a form of evolution of the trace, but its indissociable semantic dimension remains partially disregarded. Although frequently implied, the diachronic and semantic dimensions of the trace are rarely clearly articulated. We situate this discussion into the classical opposition of syntax, or rules of inscription of the trace in the nervous system, and semantics, or the content of the trace, which takes into consideration the attempt of the human being to build coherence. A general observation is that the study of the term trace follows trends of the thought of the given epoch. This historical analysis also reveals the decay of the idea that the trace is reliable to the experience. From the articulation between neurosciences and psychoanalysis in a historical perspective, this review shows that the trend is to consider trace as a production of the subject, resulting in a permanent rewriting in an attempt to give meaning to the experience. This trend is becoming increasingly evident in light of recent research in neurosciences and psychoanalysis.

  12. Rescuing psychoanalysis from Freud: the common project of Stekel, Jung and Ferenczi.

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    Rudnytsky, Peter L

    2006-01-01

    This article offers an extended discussion of Wilhelm Stekel's "On the History of the Analytic Movement" (1926), published in English translation for the first time in "Psychoanalysis and History" 7(1) in 2005. It begins with a critique of the presentation of Stekel's text by Jaap Bos, who takes a purely rhetorical approach that seeks to exclude a psychological analysis of the author's motives. Bos's characterization of Stekel is likewise contested as unduly negative in crucial respects. The second section argues that it remains the task of the historian to search for truth. Attacks on the credibility of Jung by Harold Blum and Kurt Eissler are shown to reflect a bias that causes them to neglect the empirical evidence corroborating Jung's testimony concerning key events in his relationship to Freud. The third section lays out the numerous ways in which Stekel, Jung and Ferenczi independently arrived at remarkably similar judgements concerning Freud's character, and how his human failings exerted a harmful effect on the development of psychoanalysis. The final section moves to a discussion of how Stekel joins with Jung and Ferenczi in defining a common project of rescuing what is best in psychoanalysis from Freud's demands for personal loyalty and his attempts to subjugate his followers to intellectual tyranny.

  13. A Historical Review of Diachrony and Semantic Dimensions of Trace in Neurosciences and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

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    Escobar, Carolina; Ansermet, François; Magistretti, Pierre J.

    2017-01-01

    Experience leaves a trace in the nervous system through plasticity. However, the exact meaning of the mnesic trace is poorly defined in current literature. This article provides a historical review of the term trace in neuroscience and psychoanalysis literature, to highlight two relevant aspects: the diachronic and the semantic dimensions. There has been a general interest in diachrony, or a form of evolution of the trace, but its indissociable semantic dimension remains partially disregarded. Although frequently implied, the diachronic and semantic dimensions of the trace are rarely clearly articulated. We situate this discussion into the classical opposition of syntax, or rules of inscription of the trace in the nervous system, and semantics, or the content of the trace, which takes into consideration the attempt of the human being to build coherence. A general observation is that the study of the term trace follows trends of the thought of the given epoch. This historical analysis also reveals the decay of the idea that the trace is reliable to the experience. From the articulation between neurosciences and psychoanalysis in a historical perspective, this review shows that the trend is to consider trace as a production of the subject, resulting in a permanent rewriting in an attempt to give meaning to the experience. This trend is becoming increasingly evident in light of recent research in neurosciences and psychoanalysis. PMID:28690553

  14. Arte, escritura y psicoanálisis. // Art, writing, and psychoanalysis.

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    Boris Gonzales Ceja.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This text is addressed to those interested in psychoanalysis and its intertextual relation: psychoanalysis, in theory or into practice, in communication with literature. Basically, the aim is the identification of problems between the psychoanalysis and its transference. For this, I deal with the literature of Julio Cortázar and the Letter of Lacan as the paradigm of these problems, since they facilitate the reading of the psychoanalytic knowledge. // Este texto está dirigido a los interesados en el psicoanálisis y su relación intertextual: psicoanálisis en su teoría o en su práctica en dialogo con la literatura. Básicamente, se intenta una problematización entre el psicoanálisis y su transmisión. Para ello, abordo como paradigma de esta problemática a la literatura de Julio Cortazar y la Letra de Jacques Lacan, por facilitar la lectura del saber del psicoanálisis.

  15. A Historical Review of Diachrony and Semantic Dimensions of Trace in Neurosciences and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

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    Carolina Escobar

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    Full Text Available Experience leaves a trace in the nervous system through plasticity. However, the exact meaning of the mnesic trace is poorly defined in current literature. This article provides a historical review of the term trace in neuroscience and psychoanalysis literature, to highlight two relevant aspects: the diachronic and the semantic dimensions. There has been a general interest in diachrony, or a form of evolution of the trace, but its indissociable semantic dimension remains partially disregarded. Although frequently implied, the diachronic and semantic dimensions of the trace are rarely clearly articulated. We situate this discussion into the classical opposition of syntax, or rules of inscription of the trace in the nervous system, and semantics, or the content of the trace, which takes into consideration the attempt of the human being to build coherence. A general observation is that the study of the term trace follows trends of the thought of the given epoch. This historical analysis also reveals the decay of the idea that the trace is reliable to the experience. From the articulation between neurosciences and psychoanalysis in a historical perspective, this review shows that the trend is to consider trace as a production of the subject, resulting in a permanent rewriting in an attempt to give meaning to the experience. This trend is becoming increasingly evident in light of recent research in neurosciences and psychoanalysis.

  16. Sujeito, dores e amores ou o porquê da Psicanálise (AINDA. (Subject, Pains, and Loves, or Why Psychoanalysis (Still.

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    Mônica Medeiros Kother Macedo

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    Full Text Available Resumen Las demandas de la clínica psicoanalítica actual convocan al psicoanalista a repensar las condiciones de su trabajo. La reflexión sobre las vicisitudes del devenir cultural es fundamental en la comprensión de sus efectos sobre el sujeto de la contemporaneidad. A partir de la identificación con el legado de Freud, se utiliza la propuesta de André Green acerca de la consolidación de un proyecto contemporáneo para el Psicoanálisis como fundamental recurso de enfrentamiento de la crisis actual vivida por los psicoanalistas. Se cree que el Psicoanálisis, en su especificidad, puede enfrentar el reto de (recrear herramientas de escucha y de intervención sobre los padecimientos del sujeto contemporáneo. Palabras clave: Psicoanálisis, sujeto, pensamiento clínico. Abstract The particularities of affliction-related needs found in our current psychoanalytical clinic call upon psychoanalysts to rethink the conditions of their work. Thinking about the vicissitudes of the cultural becoming is essential to understand its effects over the contemporary subject. Through Freud's legacy, we make use of André Green's proposal on consolidating a contemporary project for Psychoanalysis as an essential resource to face the current crisis experienced by psychoanalysts. We subscribe to the proposition of clinical reasoning, because through it we believe that Psychoanalysis, mindful of its specificity, will be able to face the challenge of (recreating the tools of listening and intervening on the contemporary subject's afflictions. Keywords: psychoanalysis, subject, clinical reasoning. Résumé Les demandes de la clinique psychanalytique actuelle mènent le psychanalyste à repenser les conditions de son travail. La réflexion sur les vicissitudes du devenir culturel est fondamentale pour la compréhension de ses effets sur le sujet contemporain. Basé sur l'héritage freudien, cet article se sert des exposés d'André Green à propos de la

  17. PSYCHOANALYTIC CLINIC IMPLICATED: CONNECTIONS WITH CULTURE, SOCIETY AND POLITICS

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    Miriam Debieux Rosa

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    Full Text Available This article addresses the dilemmas of the advancement of psychoanalysis when taking into account certain problems, such as social exclusion, racism and others. These issues emerge when the psychoanalyst offers his or her listening in the pólis: in health care, assistance or education institutions, in communities. Such clinical-political psychoanalytic practices find the limits of its field and encourage the necessary dialogue with other fields of knowledge. On the other hand, they encourage the deepening of concepts and the creation of clinical devices compatible with the sociopolitical dimension of suffering. In the first part of the article, we discuss present the way that Freud articulates clinical practice, theory and social issues. Since then, however, the theoretical advance of psychoanalysis in its interface with culture has privileged artistic and religious facts, at the expense of the political, economic and social dimension. In the second part, we present our conception of clinical-political psychoanalytic or implicated psychoanalysis.

  18. A (inelegibilidade feminina na Academia Brasileira de Letras: Carolina Michaëlis e Amélia Beviláqua Feminine (ineligibility in the Brazilian Academy of Letters: Carolina Michaëlis and Amélia Beviláqua's experiences

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    Michele Asmar Fanini

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    Full Text Available A Academia Brasileira de Letras erigiu-se como um ambiente refratário à presença feminina. Embora mantida fora de cogitação durante seus primeiros oitenta anos de existência, a questão da "elegibilidade feminina" não deixou de integrar a pauta de algumas das sessões acadêmicas. Destarte, o presente artigo objetiva iluminar este tema, tendo em vista os bastidores de dois importantes episódios ocorridos, respectivamente, em 1911 e 1930, quais sejam: a cogitação do nome da filóloga Carolina Michaëlis para integrar o quadro de sócios correspondentes da "Casa de Machado de Assis" e a proposta oficial de candidatura encaminhada por Amélia Beviláqua, primeira mulher a tentar concorrer a uma vaga entre os membros efetivos da agremiação.The Brazilian Academy of Letters emerged as an environment resistant to the presence of women. Although it was unthinkable during its first eighty years of existence, the question of "feminine eligibility" did make the agenda of some of the academic sessions. The present article seeks to shed light on this issue by taking a backstage look at two key episodes, from 1911 and 1930, respectively: the consideration of the philologist Carolina Michaëlis as a candidate to the board of non-effective members of the House of Machado de Assis and the official candidacy of Amélia Beviláqua, the first woman to vie for a seat among the effective members of the academy.

  19. A cost-utility analysis of psychoanalysis versus psychoanalytic psychotherapy

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    Berghout, C.C.; Zevalkink, D.J.; Hakkaart-van Roijen, L.

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    Objectives: Despite the considerable and growing body of research about the clinical effectiveness of long-term psychoanalytic treatment, relatively little attention has been paid to economic evaluations, particularly with reference to the broader range of societal effects. In this cost-utility

  20. A cost-utility analysis of psychoanalysis versus psychoanalytic psychotherapy

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    Berghout, Caspar C; Zevalkink, D.J.; Hakkaart-Van Roijen, Leona

    OBJECTIVES: Despite the considerable and growing body of research about the clinical effectiveness of long-term psychoanalytic treatment, relatively little attention has been paid to economic evaluations, particularly with reference to the broader range of societal effects. In this cost-utility

  1. The partnership of psychoanalysis and psychiatry in the treatment of psychosis and borderline states: its evolution in North America.

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    Lothane, Zvi

    2011-01-01

    The history of psychiatry is about two hundred years old and that of psychoanalysis more than a hundred, with an important anniversary of the latter in 2011. Freud renewed and humanized psychiatry by enriching its static descriptive method with the new dynamic and interpretive discoveries of psychoanalysis. Freud's innovations, while developed in Europe, were integrated into psychiatry briefly by the Swiss School but mainly in the United States. After many years of fruitful collaboration psychiatry and psychoanalysis seemed to part company in the U.S. in the last few decades. However, the tradition of combining psychiatric care with dynamic principles is still considered valid in the treatment of psychoses and severe personality disorders.

  2. The Debate between Grunbaum and Ricoeur: The Hermeneutic Conception of Psychoanalysis and the Drive for Scientific Legitimacy

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    Gregory A. Trotter

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    Full Text Available Paul Ricœur’s hermeneutic approach to psychoanalysis stresses the interpretation of meanings revealed via the narratives woven through the discursive exchanges between analyst and analysand. Despite the tremendous influence Ricœur’s interpretation enjoyed both in philosophy and in psychoanalysis, his approach has been subject to severe criticism by Adolf Grünbaum who argues that Freud modeled psychoanalysis on the natural sciences, and therefore it should be judged according to natural scientific standards. I argue that Grünbaum incorrectly downplays the importance of speech and language in psychoanalytic theory and practice, and moreover, that Ricœur’s approach offers important insights that deserve to be redeployed today.

  3. Meta-realization in Horney and the teaching of psychoanalysis.

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    Danielian, Jack

    2010-03-01

    Horney was the first psychoanalyst to develop a comprehensive framework for understanding character structure and character pathology, and the first to do so in experience-near terms. She uncovered the often hidden metapsychological assumptions of classical analysis and created a deeper meta-level thinking about psychological splits, including how splits can develop between assumed opposites. In the clinical moment, insight into meta-level process rests on an epistemological change in the relation between subjective and objective. Horney was an early pioneer in examining the dialectical unity of these presumed opposites. A specific proposal for training and teaching candidates in the science of subjectivity will be advanced. Systemic clinical insights in the assessment and treatment of patients are offered, as well as systemic uncovering of cultural assumptions of Western society which can impede analytic exploration of psychic conflict.

  4. Psicanálise, saber e conhecimento Psychoanalysis, acquaintance and knowledge

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    Ana Cabral Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Em fins do século XIX ocorre, no plano da construção de conhecimentos, uma revolução: Freud, Marx e Nietzsche equivocam a certeza. Posteriormente, Göedel demonstra que, num sistema lógico, existe a possibilidade de contradição, um furo. A partir disto, este trabalho estuda as condições de produção do conhecimento em psicanálise, propondo uma dupla visada: lançar um olhar epistemológico sobre a psicanálise e pensar uma epistemologia a partir do que aquela possui de mais próprio e radical o Inconsciente. Acreditamos que o estudo desta relação é uma importante questão epistemológica, relevante para a compreensão da atividade científica como um todo.Towards the end of 19th century, a revolution takes place in the field of knowledge production: Freud, Marx and Nietzsche introduce the idea of a not totally guaranteed certainty. Afterwards, Gödel demonstrates the possibility of contradiction in a given logical system. Parting from these premises, this assay studies the knowledge production conditions in psychoanalysis and proposes a two way analysis: thinking psychoanalysis from an epistemological point of view, as well as thinking the contribution of psychoanalysis theory of Inconscient to an epistemology. We believe that the study of this relation is an important epistemological question, relevant to the comprehension of scientific activity as a whole.

  5. The reception of classical psychoanalysis in the Russian religious thought and the modern psychoanalytic theories of religion

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    Konstantin Antonov

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    Full Text Available The author considers the principal moments of the understanding of religion in psychoanalysis as perceived by Russian thinkers of the first half and the middle of the 20th century. The author indicates the conditions and context of the perception of psychoanalysis in Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the main contiguity points shared by the psychoanalytic understanding of religion and its treatment by the Russian symbolists, mainly by Vyacheslav Ivanov. He proceeds to consider the perception and criticism of psychoanalysis off ered by Russian thinkers of the fi rst half and the middle of the 20th century: Father P. Florensky, N. A. Berdyayev, S. L. Frank, B. P. Vysheslavtsev and S. A. Levitsky. The final part of the article contains conclusions bearing on the general meaning of this perception and its potential signifi cance for the Russian psychology of religion. Beyond any doubt, Russian philosophers have managed to enrich their understanding of religion by making use of the attainments of psychoanalysis. They have productively used even such ideas as had been conceived by the founder of psychoanalysis as instrumental in criticizing religion. Alongside repetition of the ideas common in the criticism of psychoanalysis, they have put forward a number of original arguments proceeding from an immanent analysis of psychoanalytical ideas indicative of the internal problems that exist in the psychoanalytical approach to religion. They have also outlined ways of overcoming them within the framework of Christian thought. In a number of cases they have evidently foreshadowed the interpretation of psychoanalytical doctrines in Western Christian thought.

  6. Psychoanalysis as a Philosophical Revolution: Freud's Divergence From the Philosophy of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche.

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    Dean, Jason

    2016-08-01

    In his classic, The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche described a philosophical worldview that has many similarities to Freudian metapsychology. This paper uses Freud's theories to analyze The Birth of Tragedy, discussing the similarities and differences between Nietzsche's philosophy and Freudian metapsychology. The author suggests that while psychoanalysis was born from the spirit of German philosophy, in that it based itself on a similar concept of the unconscious, Freud diverged from his predecessors to create a new worldview, based on the acceptance and integration of unconscious desire. This revolutionary theory provided a new approach to humanity's moral and existential issues.

  7. The Self-Organizing Psyche: Nonlinear and Neurobiological Contributions to Psychoanalysis

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    Stein, A. H.

    Sigmund Freud attempted to align nineteenth century biology (and the dynamically conservative, continuous, Newtonian mechanics that underlie it) with discontinuous conscious experience. His tactics both set the future course for psychoanalytic development and introduced seemingly intractable complications into its metapsychology. In large part, these arose from what we now recognize were biological errors and dynamical oversimplifications amid his physical assumptions. Their correction, brought about by integrating nonlinear dynamics and neuro-biological research findings with W. Bion's reading of metapsychology, fundamentally supports a psychoanalysis based upon D. W. Winnicott's ideas surrounding play within transitional space.

  8. Constance Pascal's Chagrins d'amour et psychoses (1935): a French psychiatrist's views on psychoanalysis.

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    Gordon, Felicia

    2015-03-01

    In 1935 Constance Pascal (1877-1937), France's first woman psychiatrist, published Chagrins d'amour et psychoses (The Sorrows of Love and Psychosis). My analysis of her monograph will consider: her major article leading up to Chagrins; Pascal's debts to her predecessors, particularly Morel and Kretschmer; her relationship to the French psychoanalytic movement; her co-option of psychoanalysis as a tool in her own therapeutic work with patients in the state psychiatric system; and her social/cultural interpretations of her woman patients. The literary and philosophic aspects of her work are emphasized as well as her contribution to French psychiatry. © The Author(s) 2014.

  9. The tragic and the metaphysical in philosophy and psychoanalysis.

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    Stolorow, Robert D; Atwood, George E

    2013-06-01

    This article elaborates a claim, first introduced by Wilhelm Dilthey, that metaphysics represents an illusory flight from the tragedy of human finitude. Metaphysics, of which psychoanalytic metapsychologies are a form, transforms the unbearable fragility and transience of all things human into an enduring, permanent, changeless reality, an illusory world of eternal truths. Three "clinical cases" illustrate this thesis in the work and lives of a philosopher and two psychoanalytic theorists: Friedrich Nietzsche and his metaphysical doctrine of the eternal return of the same, Sigmund Freud and his dual instinct theory, and Heinz Kohut and his theoretical language of the self. It is contended that the best safeguard against the pitfalls of metaphysical illusion lies in a shared commitment to reflection on the constitutive contexts of all our theoretical ideas.

  10. [Psychoanalysis during the Nazi era. Contemporary consequences of a historical controversy: the Wilhelm Reich "case"].

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    Nitzschke, B

    1999-01-01

    The paper sheds light on the extent of collaboration between the pre-World War II German Psychoanalytic Society (DPG) and the Nazi regime. This is shown by the story of the expulsion of Wilhelm Reich from membership in the DPG, at Freud's own bid. A leading German psychoanalyst, Carl Müller-Braunschweig, published the paper "Psychoanalysis and Weltanschauung" in the fanatically "national" (so-called "völkisch") Nazi propaganda organ Reichswart in 1993 following consultations with officials of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) who endorsed these policies. This paper by Müller-Braunschweig was used both to prevent the possible outlawing of psychoanalysis by the Nazis and to deny official DPG support to Wilhelm Reich and the group of leftist-oriented IPA analysts who joined forces with him in opposing Nazi ideology. The paper concludes with examples from post-1945 historiography showing how the exclusion of Reich and the related DPG/IPA compromise and "appeasement" policy were either ignored or disclaimed.

  11. [Hedonism and revolution. The reception of psychoanalysis in the Berlin student movement in the 1960s].

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    Gerhardt, Uta

    2014-01-01

    The article takes hedonism and revolution as a vantage point to discuss the Kommune 2, an experiment in collective living, the anti-authoritarian kindergardens for the under-fives, and, last but not least, a speech in 1968 that spurred the women's movement in Western Germany. The author's interest is on the materials documenting how the Berlin student movement saw psychoanalysis: One point was that the pleasure principle should replace the reality principle for the sake of humankind, another that the authoritarian character structure has its roots in the denial of sexuality. Kindergarden children supposedly need "de-individualized identification" to develop ego-strength, when boys and girls differ in their superego organization. An important accomplishment was a group analysis conducted without an analyst, an experiment that worked amazingly well in the Kommune 2. In all, these various experiments in emancipation, with psychoanalysis a guide to interpersonal understanding, may be deemed spectacular when their aftereffects on everyday life in Germany have been tremendous.

  12. The Interface between Neuroscience and Neuro-Psychoanalysis: Focus on Brain Connectivity

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    Salone, Anatolia; Di Giacinto, Alessandra; Lai, Carlo; De Berardis, Domenico; Iasevoli, Felice; Fornaro, Michele; De Risio, Luisa; Santacroce, Rita; Martinotti, Giovanni; Giannantonio, Massimo Di

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    Over the past 20 years, the advent of advanced techniques has significantly enhanced our knowledge on the brain. Yet, our understanding of the physiological and pathological functioning of the mind is still far from being exhaustive. Both the localizationist and the reductionist neuroscientific approaches to psychiatric disorders have proven to be largely unsatisfactory and are outdated. Accruing evidence suggests that psychoanalysis can engage the neurosciences in a productive and mutually enriching dialogue that may further our understanding of psychiatric disorders. In particular, advances in brain connectivity research have provided evidence supporting the convergence of neuroscientific findings and psychoanalysis and helped characterize the circuitry and mechanisms that underlie higher brain functions. In the present paper we discuss how knowledge on brain connectivity can impact neuropsychoanalysis, with a particular focus on schizophrenia. Brain connectivity studies in schizophrenic patients indicate complex alterations in brain functioning and circuitry, with particular emphasis on the role of cortical midline structures (CMS) and the default mode network (DMN). These networks seem to represent neural correlates of psychodynamic concepts central to the understanding of schizophrenia and of core psychopathological alterations of this disorder (i.e., ego disturbances and impaired primary process thinking). PMID:26869904

  13. Between Marxism and psychoanalysis: antifascism and antihomosexuality in the Frankfurt School.

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    Halle, R

    1995-01-01

    In their efforts to utilize individualist psychoanalysis as a tool for understanding mass behavior, the social theorists associated with the Frankfurt School increasingly came to rely on a static, essentializing construction of sexuality which ultimately led to an equation of fascism and homosexuality. Heretofore unexamined in studies of the Frankfurt School, this equation will here serve as the starting point for a fundamental critique of the concept of sexuality developed by this influential circle of Marxist thinkers. While directed at the concept of sexuality, such a critique more importantly opens up the underlying understanding of the social and psychological realms advanced by Critical Theory. Attending to the equation of homosexuality and fascism as the central point of concern, this essay will first trace the introduction of psychoanalysis into Critical Theory through Erich Fromm and then investigate the extent of Fromm's influence on the concept of sexuality propounded by his colleagues, especially Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno. Finally, it will take up a frequently overlooked essay by Herbert Marcuse which promoted a vision of sexuality radically different from that of his associates.

  14. Toward an ethics of psychoanalysis: a critical reading of Lacan's ethics.

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    Kirshner, Lewis A

    2012-12-01

    Lacan's seminar The Ethics of Psychoanalysis (1959-1960) pursues, from a Freudian perspective, a fundamental philosophical question classically addressed by Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics: How is human life best lived and fulfilled? Is there is an ethic of this type intrinsic to psychoanalysis? Lacan placed the problem of desire at the center of his Ethics. His notorious self-authorized freedom from convention and probable crossing of limits (see Roudinesco 1993) may have led mainstream analysts to ignore his admonition: "At every moment we need to know what our effective relationship is to the desire to do good, to the desire to cure" (Lacan 1959-1960, p. 219). This means that the analyst's desire, as well as the patient's, is always in play in his attempt to sustain an ethical position. An examination of Lacan's seminar highlights this link, but also points to a number of unresolved issues. The patient's desire is a complex matter, readily entangled in neurotic compromise, defense, and transference, and the analyst's commitment to it is also problematic because of the inevitable co-presence of his own desire. Lacan suggested that more emphasis be placed in training on the desire of the analyst, but beyond that a proposal is advanced for the institutionalization of a "third" as reviewer and interlocutor in routine analytic practice. Analysis may not be a discipline that can be limited to a dyadic treatment relationship.

  15. Semiotic transformations in psychoanalysis with infants and adults.

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    Salomonsson, Björn

    2007-10-01

    The author addresses issues that emerge when we compare psychoanalytic experiences with adults and with infants. Two analyses-one with a 35 year-old woman and one with a 2 week-old boy and his mother-illustrate that infant psychoanalytic experiences help us understand and handle adult transference. However, we cannot extrapolate infant experiences to adult work. Truly, witnessing the baby's communication widens our sensitivity to non-verbal layers of the adult's communication. Infant work also offers a direct encounter with the container and the contained personified by a mother with her baby. But we need to conceptualize carefully the links between clinical experiences with babies and adults. When we call an adult transference pattern 'infantile', we imply that primeval experience has been transformed into present behaviour. However, if we view the analytical situation as one in which infantile invariants have transformed into adult symptoms, we face the impossible task of indicating the roots of the present symptoms. The author rather suggests that what is transformed is not an invariant infantile essence but signs denoting the patient's inner reality. He proposes we define transformation as a semiotic process instead of building it on an essentialist grounding. If we view the analytic situation as a map of signs that we translate during our psychoanalytic work, we can proceed into defining containment as a semiotic process. This idea will be linked with a conceptualization of the mother-infant relation in semiotic terms.

  16. The termination phase of psychoanalysis in a narcissistic personality.

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    Warnes, H

    This paper describes a patient whose termination phase of analysis activated an intense mourning reaction that helped to overcome the stalemate of therapy. After I attempted to demonstrate how her narcissistic armouring yielded when the termination of analysis was agreed upon, the psychological reenactment of a split off (disavowed) trauma of an early loss (her father) and the failure of essential attributes in maternal care became manifested behind her narcissistic defenses. The reconstruction of these events was possible during the process of mourning. At the termination phase she behaved as if she "had lost the war"; from the point of view of her masochism it was a Pyrrhic victory, "a victory through defeat". Contrary to mother, I let her go but then she refused to go, which created a situation that activated a profound mourning reaction leading to important structural changes. A review of the pertinent psychoanalytic literature on termination along with clinical material derived from the termination phase of a patient with a narcissistic personality is presented.

  17. OBJECT PETITA AS A METHODOLOGICAL PARADIGM OF RESEARCH IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

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    Kaio Fidelis

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    Full Text Available Highlighting the importance of singularity in opposition to a certain totalitarian and omnipotent conception of the universal, the article proposes an approach to the lacanian concept of object little a as articulator of a proper psychoanalytic research methodology. Following the several teachings of method pronounced by Lacan (1962-63/2005 in Anxiety: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book X – precious moment for object little a assumption – we intend to delineate how this concept (that in its core emphasizes the character of non-representability can be the mediator of other objects, in order to provide a modus operandi for the continuous task of finding provisional and singularized representations for the lack set by the irrepresentable of castration, offering methodological possibilities for theoretical and clinical research, in order to situate the cause of desire function of this object as central to knowledge.

  18. To speak in tongues: language, diversity and psychoanalysis.

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    Connolly, Angela

    2002-07-01

    After reviewing the different psychoanalytical approaches to language of authors such as Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, Jung and Nicolas Abraham, the author examines the problem of 'analytical listening', of the attitude that every analyst must assume towards the words of the analysand, words that must be heard not just in terms of their content but above all in terms of their sound. We live in a culture in which visual images predominate over acoustic images and all too often this cultural trend is repeated in analysis, but it is only when we can hear the 'poetry' of the analysand's discourse that we are able to provide an 'echo', an analytical response that can co-symbolize with, that can offer to the analysand a word or a metaphor that will unlock the symbol hidden behind his or her words. The author then turns to the problem of bilinguism and its role in analysis. In her view, bilingual analysts are facilitated in their task of listening and of translation, because bilinguism facilitates the rapidity and fluidity of the analyst's associations, and at the same time sharpens his or her awareness of how the sound of a word can subtly change its meaning. The paper ends with a clinical vignette which illustrates the role that language can play in hysteria. In hysteria the dissociation between body and psyche is accompanied by a dissociation inside language itself, between verbalization and vocalization. These dissociations can be linked to the traumatic impact of the encounter between the 'language of tenderness' and the 'language of passion', between the child's attachment needs and parental sexuality. In such cases the failure of communication can be resolved principally through the use the analyst makes of the countertransference.

  19. Dr Jekels' health resort in Bystra near Bielsko: the first treatment centre which adopted psychoanalysis in Poland.

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    Dembińska, Edyta; Rutkowski, Krzysztof

    2017-08-29

    The paper sets out to present the history of a health resort and hydrotherapy centre in Bystra near Bielsko from 1898 to 1912. At that time Dr Ludwik Jekels, one of the Polish psychoanalysis forerunners, was the owner of the centre. Initially, Dr Jekels was very enthusiastic about climatic treatment and hydrotherapy, until 1905 when he got interested in psychoanalysis. Shortly afterwards he became its staunch supporter and adopted it as a curative procedure in his health resort. That was the first documented case of psychoanalysis use in Poland. This paper presents the development of the therapeutic centre in Bystra and the characteristic of typical patients receiving treatment there. It also briefly reports on medical histories of the conditions of patients who received psychoanalytic treatment. The paper also focuses on another significant area of Dr Jekels'contact with Sigmund Freud ranging from an accidental meeting in Vienna around 1898, through the summer of 1910 when Jekels looked after Freud's daughters in his spa, to 1912 which saw Jekels'receiving psychoanalytic treatment from Freud. It also presents a detailed analysis of hypotheses why Jekels decided to sell the health resort and move to Vienna. Finally, the significance of Jekels'currently underrated therapeutic work for the development of the Polish psychoanalysis is reiterated.

  20. Pichon Rivière's psychoanalytic contributions: Some comparisons with object relations and modern developments in psychoanalysis.

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    Scharff, David E; Losso, Roberto; Setton, Lea

    2017-02-01

    Enrique Pichon Rivière's work, fundamental to Latin American and European psychoanalytic development, is largely unknown in English-language psychoanalysis. Pichon's central contribution, the link (el vinculo), describes relational bonds in all dimensions. People are born into, live in, and relate through links. Psychic structure is built of links that then influence external interaction. Links, expressed in mind, body and external action, continuously join internal and external worlds. Links have two axes: vertical axis links connect generations through unconscious transgenerational transmission; horizontal axis links connect persons to life partners, family, community and society. For Pichon, treatment constitutes a spiral process through which interpretation disrupts existent structures, promoting new emergent organizations at successively deeper levels. Psychic and link structures evolve over time unless repetitive cycles stunt growth. For Pichon, transference is constituted in the here-and-now-with-me because of the analytic link. Pichon also undertook family and group psychoanalysis where individuals become spokespersons for unconscious links and family secrets. He developed operative groups that apply psychoanalysis to both analytic and non-analytic tasks. After describing Pichon's major contributions, the paper compares Pichon Rivière's ideas with those of Klein, Fairbairn, Bion, Winnicott and Bowlby, and contemporary writers including Ogden, Kaës, and Ferro whose works echo Pichon Rivière's thought. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  1. Therapy and ideology: psychoanalysis and its vicissitudes in pre-state Israel (including some hitherto unpublished letters by Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein).

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    Rolnik, Eran J

    2010-12-01

    Few chapters in the historiography of psychoanalysis are as densely packed with trans-cultural, ideological, institutional, and moral issues as the coming of psychoanalysis to Jewish Palestine--a geopolitical space which bears some of the deepest scars of twentieth-century European, and in particular German, history. From the historical as well as the critical perspective, this article reconstructs the intricate connections between migration, separation and loss, continuity and new beginning which resonate in the formative years of psychoanalysis in pre-state Israel.

  2. The child as a traumatic self-component in Ferenczi's later psychoanalysis.

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    Bókay, Antal

    2015-03-01

    In the Ferenczi renaissance of the last few decades it has become more and more important to elaborate and reconstruct the general shape, the "Weltanschauung", of his psychoanalysis. The construct of his "psychoanalytic anthropology" is based on the relational nature of individual existence. Relationality pervades the life narrative through the concept and role of the trauma and is crucial to the understanding of Ferenczi's self-concept. He understood the human individual as essentially fragmented in a "preprimal" way, in which the split self contains the child, as an active, always present infantile component. Through powerful allegories like the "Orpha" or the "wise baby," Ferenczi suggested an essentially post-modern idea of self that can be connected and differentiated from Winnicott's True and False Self.

  3. Psychoanalysis, religion and enculturation: reflections through the life of mother Teresa.

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    Mahmood, Kaif

    2015-04-01

    This paper explores the question of whether psychoanalysis can help those who adhere to a worldview that is non-psychoanalytic or even anti-psychoanalytic. It answers this question by comparing the psychoanalytic understanding of suffering with that of the Catholic faith, through the latter's idea of the 'dark night of the soul'. The life of Mother Teresa is taken as an illustration of the dark night and how it may be responded to by the faithful. Similarities and differences between the two approaches are pointed out. Finally, it is suggested that psychoanalytic perspectives may enrich the inner lives of those living by a religious worldview, without necessarily diluting that worldview. Further, religious counsellors too may benefit from an understanding of psychoanalytic perspectives.

  4. The Oedipus complex: A confrontation at the central cross-roads of psychoanalysis.

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    Hartke, Raul

    2016-06-01

    The theory of the Oedipus complex as Freud formulated it rests on the following pillars: the child's characteristic sexual and aggressive impulses concerning the parents, phallic monism, and the castration complex. This paper reviews the context in which Freud discovered the Oedipus complex, as well as Freud's theory. It then examines the proposals of later authors whose general Oedipal theories differ from Freud's in an attempt to point out both their possible correlations and confrontations with Freud. It includes Klein's pre-genital Oedipal theory, Lacan's structuralist reinterpretation, Bion's reconception of the complex under the knowledge vertex, Green's generalized triangulation theory, Meltzer's notions of the aesthetic object and sexual mental states, and Chasseguet-Smirgel's archaic Oedipal matrix. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  5. Silence in the Communication or Communicating through Silence: Silence in Psychoanalysis

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    Rita Marta

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper is a reflection upon the meaning and importance of silence in the psychoanalytical relationship. Beginning with the silence in the “normal” relationship between people, we show how silence can be experienced as confortable or unconfortable, and how it can be used to achieve a bigger proximity or distance in the relationship with others. We show these same aspects in the psychoanalytical relationship, and the evolution of the regard towards silence along the development of psychoanalysis. We end, presenting the Nacht’s thinking about silence, who emphasizes its integrative and fundamental role in the psychoanalytical relationship. Thus, only through silence certain affects can be born, and silence allows the patient to internalize the analyst.

  6. Adolescence and rites of passage. A joint of postfreudian and lacanian psychoanalysis

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    Nicolás Uribe Aramburo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The article is intended to perform an articulation of the theoretical developments on adolescence by postfreudianos, psychoanalytic authors such as e. Erickson and Lacanian, as j. Ubieto. This with the intention of showing that despite the theoretical and conceptual differences between authors is possible to establish a dialogue between these approaches, which can serve not only the psychoanalysts but also psychologists and professionals in the social sciences. The article shows that the theoretical developments of these authors are supported by the linkage of psychoanalysis with scientific disciplines such as psychology, sociology, among others. The article highlights the fact that to study teenage perspective Psychoanalytical is essential to analyze the phenomenon of the rites of passage or transition from childhood to adulthood, since both antiquity and modernity such rites are allowing to build the identity of adult and thereby promote or hinder entry into social. © Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Sociales.

  7. Blood, sweat, and tears: the effort of narrative change in psychoanalysis.

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    Knight, Rona

    2008-01-01

    Facilitating change in psychoanalysis requires the analyst and analysand to understand the narrative that the patient has constructed of his life and then activate certain attitudes and actions directed against the finished narrative. The analyst has to not accept the story in order to destabilize psychic organization while also providing a new kind of attachment that the patient can use to construct a new narrative. Co-constructing a new narrative promotes the developmental process by providing more flexible regulatory systems for emotional and cognitive development, facilitating innovative views of people and relationships, and assisting in the organization of emerging structures necessary for progressive development. An analysis of a young man in his twenties is used to demonstrate how narrative change is used to destabilize arrested adolescent development and promote a developmental transformation to early adulthood.

  8. Psicanálise e ciência Psychoanalysis and science

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    Roberto Calazans

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Apresentam-se as razões pelas quais tanto o pensamento científico quanto o pensamento psicanalítico recusam o realismo em todos os seus matizes para pensar o que estrutura uma experiência. Desta análise, extrai-se como conseqüência a irredutibilidade de qualquer tratamento do sujeito por meio de um processo de objetivação, demarcando assim o campo de atuação próprio aos problemas pensados e tratados pela psicanálise. Tira-se também como conseqüência que esta irredutibilidade da psicanálise a uma objetivação não torna a psicanálise incompatível com o mundo científico, ao contrário, esta disjunção se dá exatamente pela compatibilidade lógica entre o pensamento psicanalítico e o pensamento científico.This article shows the reasons through which the scientific thought as well as the psychoanalytic thought deny the realism in all its basis in order to think what structures an experience. The irreductability of any treatment of the subject through the means of an objective process is extracted from this analysis by the author; therefore, drawing the field of the problems which are thought and treated by psychoanalysis. Furthermore, this objective psychoanalytic process doesn't make psychoanalysis incompatible with the scientific world; in fact, this disjunction just happens through the logics between the psychoanalytic thought and the scientific thought.

  9. O social e suas vicissitudes na psicanálise lacaniana The social and its vicissitudes in Lacanian psychoanalysis

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    Nilton Ken Ota

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O deslocamento das interpretações do legado teórico de Jacques Lacan promovido pela Associação Mundial de Psicanálise (AMP tem incorporado cada vez mais o social em suas elaborações clínicas e nas propostas de intervenção fora do setting clássico. A principal delas, a chamada "psicanálise aplicada à terapêutica", consolida esse deslocamento e fornece as chaves para a unificação diagnóstica entre sintomas individuais e fenômenos culturais, notadamente por meio da amenização da influência do estruturalismo na trama conceitual da obra de Lacan. A consequente destituição do "simbólico" em favor de uma "clínica do real" aplicada ao social expressa a intensificação da conversão da teoria lacaniana em discurso e dispositivo de controle, sendo este o verdadeiro significado da emergência das questões políticas e culturais da sociedade no núcleo do lacanismo hegemônico.The shift in the interpretations of Jacques Lacan's theoretical legacy promoted by the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA has increasingly incorporated the social into its clinical formulations and proposals for therapeutic intervention beyond the classical setting. The main such proposal, dubbed 'applied psychoanalysis,' consolidates this shift and provides the theoretical means for the diagnostic unification of individual symptoms and cultural phenomena, notably by reducing the influence of structuralism on the conceptual framework of Lacan's work. The resulting displacement of the 'symbolic' in favour of a 'clinical practice of the real,' as applied to the social, expresses an intensification in the process of converting Lacanian theory into a discourse and device for social control, the latter being the true significance of the emergence of political and cultural issues relating to society at the core of hegemonic Lacanianism.

  10. Clinical issues in analyses over the telephone and the internet.

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    Scharff, Jill Savege

    2012-02-01

    There is professional consensus that teleanalysis, the practice of psychoanalysis conducted remotely using the telephone and the Internet, is increasing in response to more mobility in the population. But there is controversy as to whether the use of technology leads to a dilution of analysis or to adaptive innovation that is clinically effective and true to the tenets of psychoanalysis. The author reviews the psychoanalytic literature and shows the development of analytic thinking about this technology-assisted practice of psychoanalysis. She summarizes analysts' perceptions and experiences of the advantages and disadvantages, and considers the indications and contra-indications. She focuses on the clinical concerns that arise in terms of the frame, resistance, and the development of analytic process through the unconscious communication of internal objects, unconscious fantasy, transference and countertransference. She gives vignettes from the analysis of a man with trauma-related depression to address the concerns raised and to support her argument that analysis using the telephone and the Internet is a viable, clinically effective alternative to traditional analysis where necessary. Copyright © 2012 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  11. Reflexiones respecto al problema de la constitución subjetiva: el psicoanálisis y las (otras) ciencias. // Thoughts on the issue of subjective constitution: psychoanalysis and the (oher) sciences.

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    Sebastián Andrpes Rojas.

    2010-01-01

    This article deals with the link between psychoanalysis and sciences, a relationship that has been historically characterized by a fundamental disagreement. Science criticizes psychoanalysis and questions its value, methods and contributions, by considering that it is a theory without empirical or experimental basis. This is owing to the fact that some of the main theories in psychoanalysis resulting from readings, observation and scientific studies reviews are ignored. As an example of this...

  12. EL PSICOANÁLISIS FREUDIANO: UN ACONTECIMIENTO EN LA PSICOLOGÍA -- THE PSYCHOANALYSIS FREUDIANO: AN EVENT IN THE PSYCHOLOGY

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    MARCO SALCEDO SERNA

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In this sumary is analized the repercusion that Foucault said have had the “supreme violence”, that Sigmund Freud developed in the psychology of XX century; The text is fundamentally based in the considerations performed for the french philosopher in his first texts publishied, specially in the articles from 1957 “Psychology from 1850 to 1950’’ and the “scientific investigation and the psychology”. It will notice that for Foucault, the transcendencia from psychoanalysis freudiano in the psychology is absolutely inquestionable and determining. In the last part of the text, is mentioned some of the tesis that Foucault developed for explain the power of the influence according to him, had the psychoanalysis freudiano, about psychological knowledge and the humanity sciences in general.

  13. Cyclones, bi-cycles, and psychoanalysis: the witch-of-us? complex and The Wizard of Oz.

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    Stern, Jeffrey

    2003-01-01

    Works of applied psychoanalysis normally use psychoanalytic theory to reveal the secret meanings of works of art. An attempt is made to reverse the directionality of such analyses and see whether a work of art, The Wizard of Oz, has something to teach psychoanalysis about adolescent female psychosexual development. The author argues that the popularity and importance of the film is an effect of its symbolic representation of a girl's entry into menarche, and the meaning of this milestone for herself and for her mother. He addresses ideas about feminine castration fears (or what more recently have been called fears of genital injury), issues about menopause, and fantasies--both surprising and violent--around the meanings of menarche for both mother and daughter.

  14. Observaciones sobre el factor electivo y su agente en psicoanálisis Observations on the elective factor and its agent in psychoanalysis

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    Arturo Frydman

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de la pregunta "¿Qué instancia psíquica es la responsable de las elecciones que suponemos en la producción de la neurosis como manifestación patológica, e incluso en la elección de la neurosis o la psicosis como tipo clínico?" el trabajo se propone pesquisar en las referencias bibliográficas clásicas de Freud y Lacan en relación al factor electivo en psicoanálisis, aquellos indicadores que permitan dar cuenta del agente de las elecciones, o bien de la ambigüedad respecto de tal lugar.The work takes as the starting point the question: What psychic instance is the responsible for the elections that we suppose in the neurosis production as a pathological manifestation, and even in the election of the neurosis or the psychosis as a clinical type? This works sets out to investigate in the classical bibliographical references of Freud and Lacan, in relation to the elective factor in psychoanalysis, those indicators that would allow us to look for the agent of the elections, or of the ambiguity with regard to that place.

  15. Psicanálise baseada em evidências? Evidence-based psychoanalysis?

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    Liana Albernaz de Melo Bastos

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir da discussão sobre a eficácia da psicanálise, a autora considera necessário o diálogo com as neurociências e a psicofarmacologia. Aponta como o critério de eficácia, entendido pela medicina baseada em evidências, apaga a dimensão da narratividade e, conseqüentemente, da subjetividade. Apresenta uma vinheta de um atendimento emergencial no Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho como possibilidade de se manter a escuta psicanalítica no atendimento psiquiátrico.Based on the discussion concerning the efficacy of psychoanalysis, the author considers the need to engage in dialogue with the neurosciences and psychopharmacology. She indicates how the criterion of efficacy, as defined by evidence-based medicine, erases the dimension of the narrative and consequently that of subjectivity. She presents as a vignette an emergency case at the Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, illustrating the possibility of maintaining psychoanalytic listening in psychiatric treatment.

  16. Forerunner of the Science of Psychoanalysis? An Essay on the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisition.

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    Simms, Norman

    2015-01-01

    The inquisitions in Spain and Portugual were state organs, rather than church-run enterprises; their purpose to modernize disparate jurisdictions during the final stages of Reconquista (return of Moorish areas to Christian administration) to ensure security and loyalty. So many Jews converted (under duress or willingly for strategic reasons) and inter-married with middle-class and aristocratic families, that their sincerity and loyalty was suspected, This meant going beyond traditional monitoring of ritual acts and social behaviour; there was a need to look below the surface, to interpret ambiguity, and to break codes of duplicity. Inquisitors developed techniques of a form of psychoanalysis before the discoveries of Freud: methods of questioning to bring out repressed beliefs and motivations, unriddling equivocational performance and speech-acts, and integrating fragments of information from family members, business associates and neighbours collected over many years. Torture, more threatened than actual, and lengthy incarceration punctuated by periods of exile and re-arrest after years quiet, provoked desperate confessions and specious denunciations, all of which had to be subject to intense scrutiny and analysis. The assumption was modern: a person's self was no longer equivalent to their words and actions; instead, a deep dark and traumatized inner self to be revealed.

  17. The Receding Animal: Theorizing Anxiety and Attachment in Psychoanalysis from Freud to Imre Hermann.

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    Marinelli, Lydia; Mayer, Andreas

    2016-03-01

    Argument Animals played an important role in the formation of psychoanalysis as a theoretical and therapeutic enterprise. They are at the core of texts such as Freud's famous case histories of Little Hans, the Rat Man, or the Wolf Man. The infantile anxiety triggered by animals provided the essential link between the psychology of individual neuroses and the ambivalent status of the "totem" animal in so-called primitive societies in Freud's attempt to construct an anthropological basis for the Oedipus complex in Totem and Taboo. In the following, we attempt to track the status of animals as objects of indirect observation as they appear in Freud's classical texts, and in later revisionist accounts such as Otto Rank's Trauma of Birth and Imre Hermann's work on the clinging instinct. In the 1920s and 1930s, the Freudian conception of patients' animal phobias is substantially revised within Hermann's original psychoanalytic theory of instincts which draws heavily upon ethological observations of primates. Although such a reformulation remains grounded in the idea of "archaic" animal models for human development, it allows to a certain extent to empiricize the speculative elements of Freud's later instinct theory (notably the death instinct) and to come to a more embodied account of psychoanalytic practice.

  18. Enrique Pichon Rivière's conception of reality in psychoanalysis.

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    Arbiser, Samuel

    2017-02-01

    The author places the subject of his paper in the context of the original views of a school of Argentinian psychoanalysts that differed from traditional conceptions of man and his relationship with the sociocultural context - that is, with reality. These were the analysts who followed Enrique Pichon Rivière and further developed his ideas - namely, Madeleine and Willy Baranger, José Bleger, and David Liberman. The author begins his exposition with a discussion of Pichon Rivière and culture. He then offers an outline of Pichon Rivière's particular conception of man, followed by a section on the Internal Group as the nexus between the psyche and reality. Further sections address the idea of reality in the analytic situation as a dynamic field and the operative definition of the transference; the distinction between perceptual reality and the reading of reality, with a consideration of the notion of 'critical judgement'; and lastly the issue of health and illness in terms of adaptation to reality. In addition, on the basis of a quotation from Antonio Damasio, the author draws a parallel between these psychoanalytic thinkers' 'psychosocial' approach to man and the findings of contemporary neuroscience as presented by one of its paradigmatic protagonists. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  19. THE GRAMMAR OF PSYCHOANALYSIS A GRAMÁTICA DA PSICANÁLISE

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    João José Rodrigues Lima de Almeida

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This article is a defense of a philosophy of psychoanalysis with no interference whatever in the autonomy of the analyzed discipline. To comply with this objective, the Wittgensteinian philosophical method and its related concepts of grammar, grammatical description, and therapy, are being proposed. Such therapeutical objects of comparison are then applied to a case of use of psychoanalytic concepts in a text from Lacan's Seminar XV, to show a practical example of the kind of philosophy that we favor.    Este artigo faz a defesa de uma filosofia da psicanálise que não interfira na autonomia da disciplina que analisa. Para tanto, propõe o método filosófico wittgensteiniano e faz uma breve exposição dos conceitos de gramática, descrição gramatical e terapia em seu contexto literário original. A seguir, esses conceitos terapêuticos são aplicados a um caso de uso de conceitos psicanalíticos num texto do Seminário XV, de Lacan, para servir como exemplo prático para a proposta de um projeto de investigação filosófica do corpus textual lacaniano.

  20. A girl's experience of congenital trauma: The healing function of psychoanalysis in the adolescent years.

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    Bell, Silvia M

    2005-01-01

    This paper addresses the centrality of conflict in psychic trauma, as evidenced in the psychoanalytic treatment of an adolescent girl with a congenital life-threatening and disfiguring condition that necessitated multiple surgical procedures in early childhood. The focus is twofold: to elucidate certain characteristics of analysis in the adolescent phase that promote the integration of early trauma; and to shed light on the modes of therapeutic action of psychoanalysis. Case material is presented indicative of the psychic consequences of early medical traumata, including the impairment of the ego's capacity to utilize anxiety as a signal function that mobilizes defense, the failure of repetition to effect mastery of the trauma, the predominant use of aggression in the interest of defense, and distortions in self and object representations. The author offers evidence to show that conflicts over aggression and oedipal desires, characteristic of adolescent girls who have not been subject to trauma, were involved in the defensive function of her patient's pervasive sense of defectiveness. She postulates that the interpretation of conflict and defense is the analyst's attuned response to the mind of the patient, and points to the resulting increase in the capacity to observe and to exercise volitional control over heretofore unconscious, automatic mental processes as evidence of the mutative function of dynamic interpretation.

  1. [The "return of the repressed": the role of sexuality in the reception of psychoanalysis in Chilean medical circles, 1910-1940].

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    Honorato, Mariano Ruperthuz

    2015-12-01

    This article discusses the reception of psychoanalysis in Chilean medical circles from the decade of 1910 onwards. The findings make it possible to reconstruct how Freudianism was initially rejected by the incipient local psychiatric milieu, accusing it of being pansexualist. In the 1930s, this situation changed, and a reassessment of psychoanalysis was made at a local level, describing it precisely as a branch of knowledge specialized in sexuality. The highlighting of the "sublimation" mechanism, esteemed for its ability to transmute the danger of the "id" into culturally accepted products, is a milestone that marked this "return of the repressed" of the sexual factor of psychoanalysis in Chile. The possible social, political and economic variables that influenced this phenomenon are duly discussed.

  2. [Anxiety, nostalgia and melancholy. A few remarks on psychoanalysis and tango].

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    Dimov, Jorge; Capello, Osvaldo Jorge; Caso de Leveratto, Beatriz; Neuman, Vera; Retondano, Rafael Alberto; Silvani de Capello, Stella Maris; Etchegoyen, R Horacio

    2004-01-01

    Our work is based on the application of psychoanalytic techniques, in order to unveil this cultural phenomenon called tango, related with sexuality and unconscious processes. As a way of introduction, it deals with a brief theory of the birth of tango, the possible terminological source of its name, its main creators and interpreters, as well as the chronological classification into the first wave tangos, Guardia Vieja, and the newer wave tangos, Guardia Nueva. The former ones were awash with festive themes of the centennial years, expressed in behaviors that denote sexuality and love, whereas the latter ones, expose the great bewilderment of the thirties' crisis, due to the imminent downfall of the country, the denunciation of materialism, the crumbling of ideas; which led up to feelings of utter pessimism, loneliness and abandonment. From this point onwards, through the use of techniques provided by psychoanalysis applied to tango lyrics, we are able to unravel the unconscious processes of the drama of its characters; the immigrant, hopeful and at same time nostalgic for the loss of his mother country; the porteno -urban man from Buenos Aires city- who, overwhelmed by immigrants, has to give way to the new compatriots; the inland inhabitant, who was dragged to the city because of the new conditions of rural work; and finally the conventillo, tenement house, as a melting pot that fulfilled the integration of these groups. Like in a painter's palette, which contains various colors and shades, the interpretations about nostalgia, grief and loneliness become apparent, along with the father-son rivalry, the conflict with the absent mother, the relationship between sexes, male chauvinism, infatuation, identity, the fear of death, the rebirth to a new life, the passage from gaucho to guapo, from a shrewd horseman to a daring, bullying braggart.

  3. Compatibilidade entre psicanálise e lógica Compatibility between psychoanalysis and logic

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    Jorge Luís Gonçalves dos Santos

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é demonstrar que entre a psicanálise e o pensamento científico podemos falar em compatibilidade. Para alcançar esse objetivo analisaremos, em um primeiro momento, como a lógica, ao se tornar matemática, se vale de um pensamento plural e não da ilusão de unidade da razão, que seria colocada na lógica clássica como uma conquista absoluta. Após, mostraremos como Freud, em A Interpretação dos Sonhos também coloca, com sua tese sobre o funcionamento do inconsciente, o primado da lógica clássica em questão, principalmente o princípio do terceiro-excluído, o princípio de não contradição e, principalmente, o princípio de identidade.The objective of this article is to demonstrate that between psychoanalysis and the scientific thought we could talk of compatibility. To reach this objective we analyze how logic, when becoming mathematics, takes advantage of a plural thought and no of an illusion of unity of reason, which would be placed in classical logic as an absolute achievement. Next, we will show how Freud, in "The interpretation of Dreams" also places, with his thesis about the functioning of the unconscious, the primacy of classical logic in question, mainly the principles of the third excluded, the non-contradiction, and the principle of identity.

  4. The saga of psychoanalysis in Eastern Europe: repression and rebirth in Hungary, and in former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia

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    Judit Mészáros

    Full Text Available Abstract The paper shortly presents the early roles of Budapest, Prague, and Belgrade in the development of psychoanalytic movement in Central-Europe before the Second World War. Mapping this historical heritage, it suggests how psychoanalysts of former Soviet Bloc countries could restore their own psychoanalytic communities. The study investigates the consequences of these dictatorial and authoritarian regimes for psychoanalysis and for psychoanalysts focusing on similarities and differences in Hungary, in former Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. Furthermore, it emphasizes the contribution of the international professional organizations - the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the European Psychoanalytic Federation - for reintegration of Budapest, Prague, and Belgrade to the international psychoanalytic community.

  5. Framework for a new dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences: is the combined neuro-psychoanalytic approach the missing link?

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    Vaslamatzis, Grigoris

    2007-01-01

    Freud's legacy deriving from his work The project for a scientific psychology (1895) could give a new impetus to the dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences. A rapproachment phase is warrented. Based on the work of psychoanalysts who are themselves neuroscientists (such as Mauro Mancia, Martha Koukkou and Harold Shevrin) or have a long term dialogue with neuroscientists (Arnold Modell), three points of epistemological congruence are described: 1. dualism is no longer a satisfactory solution 2. cautions for the centrality of interpretation (hermeneutics) 3. the self-criticism of neuroscientists PMID:17976245

  6. History and Psychology—Oral History and Psychoanalysis. Development of a Problematic Relationship. Outline and Literature Survey

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    Alexander von Plato

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The article is about the relationship between two scientific fields—history and psychology—with a focus on their connections during the last 150 years and about the meaning of subjectivity in history. It addresses possibilities of cooperation, taking as an example the relationship of oral history and psychoanalysis. The article emphasizes the problems regarding unconscious elements in history as well as the perception and "digestion" of history by the individual and the collective memory. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0401181

  7. Eternal hate and conscience: on the filiation between Freudian psychoanalysis and sixteenth and early seventeenth century Protestant thought.

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    Westerink, Herman

    2011-01-01

    In his seminar on ethics Jacques Lacan suggests there exists a "filiation or cultural paternity" between Freudian psychoanalysis and a "new direction of thought" that starts with Luther's conceptualization of God's eternal hate of man, and is then futher continued in Calvinism. In this article this thesis is explored. The author argues that there is not only a familiarity between the Protestant doctrines of predestination and Freud's reconstruction of prehistoric events and primal scenes, but also that Lacan's views on conscience formation and his elaborations of the complexity of moral decisions resembles Calvinist thought on civil and spiritual conscience, and the longing for restoration of a lost image of God.

  8. An Alternative History of Psychoanalysis: Fact and Fiction in Irvin D. Yalom’s When Nietzsche Wept

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    This essay provides an analysis of the novel When Nietzsche Wept written by Irvin D. Yalom. The novel takes place during the late eighteen hundred century in Vienna and throughout this essay I explore how Yalom has created a setting, where he has placed some of most prominent philosophers of this time in his fictional world in order to educate the reader about the birth of psychoanalysis and give an alternative version to how it emerged. I argue that Yalom manages to implement different origi...

  9. The saga of psychoanalysis in Eastern Europe: repression and rebirth in Hungary, and in former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

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    Mészáros, Judit

    2017-11-01

    The paper shortly presents the early roles of Budapest, Prague, and Belgrade in the development of psychoanalytic movement in Central-Europe before the Second World War. Mapping this historical heritage, it suggests how psychoanalysts of former Soviet Bloc countries could restore their own psychoanalytic communities. The study investigates the consequences of these dictatorial and authoritarian regimes for psychoanalysis and for psychoanalysts focusing on similarities and differences in Hungary, in former Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. Furthermore, it emphasizes the contribution of the international professional organizations - the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the European Psychoanalytic Federation - for reintegration of Budapest, Prague, and Belgrade to the international psychoanalytic community.

  10. Framework for a new dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences: is the combined neuro-psychoanalytic approach the missing link?

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    Vaslamatzis Grigoris

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Freud's legacy deriving from his work The project for a scientific psychology (1895 could give a new impetus to the dialogue between psychoanalysis and neurosciences. A rapproachment phase is warrented. Based on the work of psychoanalysts who are themselves neuroscientists (such as Mauro Mancia, Martha Koukkou and Harold Shevrin or have a long term dialogue with neuroscientists (Arnold Modell, three points of epistemological congruence are described: 1. dualism is no longer a satisfactory solution 2. cautions for the centrality of interpretation (hermeneutics 3. the self-criticism of neuroscientists

  11. Love and/in psychoanalysis: a commentary on Lacan's reading of Plato's Symposium in Seminar VIII: Transference.

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    Fink, Bruce

    2015-02-01

    What is love and what part does it play in psychoanalysis? Where are the analyst and the analysand situated in relation to the roles defined as those of the "lover" and the "beloved"? Jacques Lacan explores these and other questions in his soon-to-be-published Seminar VIII: Transference by providing an extensive commentary on Plato's most famous dialogue on love, the Symposium. This paper outlines some of the major points about love that grow out of Lacan's reading of the dialogue and examines their relevance to the analytic setting. Can the analyst be characterized as a sort of modern-day Socrates?

  12. A self-psychological approach to the study of biography: the interplay of narratives in psychoanalysis and biography.

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    Hershberg, Sandra G

    2009-04-01

    This chapter is an exploration of the psychoanalytic aspects of biography and the biographical aspects of psychoanalysis. The narratives that emerge from biography and psychoanalytic treatment incorporate elements of empathy, ideology (theory), and transference/countertransference and are co-constructed within an intersubjective field involving the subjectivities of both participants, the biographer and her subject and the analyst and her analysand. I will provide examples that demonstrate the way in which these processes play out in the biographical realm. Correspondingly, I will illustrate the way in which the analyst's biography and analysand's autobiography change in the course of the psychoanalytic treatment. Salient differences between biographical and psychoanalytic endeavors are also discussed.

  13. [Ideology and education (influence): notices on the pseudo-question on medical and non-medical psychoanalysis].

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    Caruso, I A

    1979-01-01

    Argumentations pro or contra "medical" or "non-medical" psychoanalysis are rarely free from ideologies. Only in the stage of psychoanalytical self-cognition the question becomes another one. It must be differentiated between the educational background and training of the psychoanalyst. It is just the educational background (academica finally examination in medicine, psychologie, theologie etc.) which produces attitudes, which can form (influence) the training in a wrong way. Such discussions become easily a pseudo-question because of a narrow class-arrogance. The urgency of using psychoanalytical concepts and methods in the social field should help to reconcile contrasts.

  14. Narrativa interativa e psicanálise Narrativa interactiva y psicoanálisis Interactive narrative and psychoanalysis

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    Tania Mara Marques Granato

    2011-03-01

    elaboración de un conflicto materno, seguida de la narrativa de uno de los participantes de un grupo-piloto.Since its beginning Psychoanalysis works with patients’ narratives, who weave their lives into stories, recognizing in this expressive genre of the human drama as the source of its investigations. Furthermore, the psychoanalysts also elaborate transferencial narratives in order to communicate their clinical experiences to the scientific community, contributing to the production of knowledge in that field. The organic relationship that unites narration to living authorizes us to conceive the narrative as a means to elaborate affective-emotional experiences. Following the route that leads us from the patient’s narrative to the psychoanalyst’s narrative, we arrive to interactive narratives as a methodological procedure that rescues the heuristic potentiality of storytelling, and restore the interlocution as the locus of knowledge construction in Human Sciences. By way of illustration we present one of the interactive narratives created as an invitation to elaborate a maternal conflict, followed by a participant’s narrative of our pilot sample.

  15. Rhythm and Blues - Amalie's 152nd session: From psychoanalysis to conversation and metaphor analysis - and back again.

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    Buchholtz, Michael B; Spiekermann, Jane; Kächele, Horst

    2015-06-01

    Conversation analysis and psychotherapy process research is an evolving field promising new insights for therapeutic practice. As the specimen case of Amalie, especially her 152nd session, has been investigated using various methods - of which we give a short overview - we offer a new analysis of session 152 based on a new transcription which allows for more detailed listening to the prosodic properties of this analytic dyad. Our findings show a) how analyst and patient co-create their common conversational object called psychoanalysis; b) how a lot of up-to-now not described analytical tools are applied, that can be described as "practices"; c) how a "dance of insight" is enacted by both participants in a common creation making patterns of interaction visible from "both sides"; d) how participants create metaphors as conversational and cognitive tools to reduce the enormous complexity of the analytic exchange and for other purposes; e) that prosodic rhythmicity and other prosodic features are best integrated in a threefold model for analytic conversation consisting of "interaction engine", "talking to" and "talking about" the patient. The study is presented as hypothesis-generating research based on verbal, not statistical data. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  16. Anna Freud: the Hampstead War Nurseries and the role of the direct observation of children for psychoanalysis.

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    Midgley, Nick

    2007-08-01

    The psychoanalytic tradition of direct observation of children has a long history, going back to the early 20th century, when psychoanalysis and the emerging field of 'child studies' came into fruitful contact in Freud's Vienna. As a leading figure in the attempted integration of direct observation with the new psychoanalytic knowledge emerging from the consulting room, Anna Freud played a crucial role in the emergence of this field. But her major contribution to the theory and practice of observing children came during the Second World War, when she founded the Hampstead War Nurseries. The author describes in detail this important period of Anna Freud's career, and discusses the impact it had on later work. He explores the theoretical contribution that Anna Freud made in the post-war years to the debate about the place of direct observation in psychoanalysis, and concludes that Anna Freud's 'double approach' (direct observation plus analytic reconstruction) still has a great deal to offer as a method of both psychoanalytic research and education.

  17. El sujeto y el lazo social en el psicoanálisis // Subject and social fabric in psychoanalysis

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    Gloria Patricia Peláez Jaramillo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La psicología hace equivalentes las nociones de sujeto, persona, individuo y yo, y define su naturaleza en función de su condición gregaria; no existen diferencias formales y se usan indiscriminadamente estos términos. En el psicoanálisis hay una clara diferencia entre el yo y el sujeto, que corresponde a la definición freudiana de la descomposición de la personalidad psíquica, e interroga la concepción psicológica de unidad representativa de la personalidad. En el psicoanálisis el lazo social se define en términos de discurso y no diferencia entre sujeto individual y sujeto social, en tanto el discurso es el regulador del goce en todo lazo social donde está inscrito el sujeto. // Psychology becomes equivalent the notion of subject, person, individual, and the ego; and it defines its nature according to his/her gregarious condition: there are not any formal difference and its terms are used indiscriminately. There is a clear difference between the ego and the subject in psychoanalysis, this difference belongs to Freudian's definition of the decomposition of the psychical personality; it also questions the psychological notion of personality representative unit. Social fabric in psychoanalysis is defined on discursive terms and it does not make difference between individual subject and social subject, meanwhile the speech regulates the enjoyment in every social fabric where subject is registered.

  18. El análisis de la sugestión en psicoanálisis The analysis of suggestion in psychoanalysis

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    Edmundo Mordoh

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    Full Text Available Estudiaremos en este trabajo la operación que el psicoanálisis hace sobre la sugestión. Propondremos la hipótesis de que no se trata solamente para el analista de optar entre intervenciones sugestivas o analíticas, sino que la 'vía analítica' en sí misma supone una operación sobre un proceso sugestivo ya existente en el paciente en su calidad de ser hablante. Discutiremos la necesidad de que el analista mismo no quede capturado por dicha sugestión para no obturar así el proceso analítico. Mostraremos también cómo la escucha analítica genera efectos terapéuticos incluso en tratamientos de duración limitada. Tomaremos algunas elaboraciones conceptuales de Freud y de Lacan y al final ilustraremos con un caso del Servicio de atención clínica de adultos de la Facultad de Psicología.We will study in this work the operation that psychoanalysis does over suggestion. We will propose that the problem for the analyst is not choosing between suggestive or analytic interventions but to work with a suggestive process that already exists in the patient as a speaking being. We will discuss the need that the analyst doesn't get captured by suggestion in order to not interrupt the analytical process. We will also show how the analytical hearing generate therapeutic effects even in short term treatments. We will take some Freud's and Lacan's elaborations and at the end we will illustrate with a case of the Service of clinical assistance of adults of the Psychology Faculty.

  19. Algunas precisiones sobre el proceso diagnóstico en psicoanálisis Aproaches to the diagnostic process in psychoanalysis

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    Edmundo Mordoh

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    Full Text Available Tomamos como objeto de estudio el proceso diagnóstico específico de la clínica psicoanalítica. Exploraremos algunas de sus propiedades y lo diferenciaremos del diagnóstico psiquiátrico. Estudiaremos la inclusión del analista en el campo transferencial del paciente como una de sus propiedades fundamentales. Relacionaremos este proceso con la aparición del sujeto del inconsciente y con la posibilidad por parte de este de responsabilizarse del padecer subjetivo que lo aqueja. Estudiaremos cómo genera un nuevo posicionamiento del sujeto del inconsciente y no una adecuación del mismo a un saber diagnóstico exterior. Estableceremos también relaciones entre el proceso diagnóstico y los efectos terapéuticos característicos de la clínica psicoanalítica. Desarrollaremos y discutiremos algunas elaboraciones conceptuales de Freud y de Lacan.Our aim is to study the specific diagnostic process of psychoanalysis. We will explore its properties and we will establish its differences with the psychiatric diagnosis. We will study the inclusion of the analyst in the patient's transferencial field as one of its fundamental properties. We will relate this process with the emergence of the subject of the unconscious and its possibility of taking responsibility of its own subjective suffering. We will study how it generates a new position of the subject of unconscious instead of its accommodation to a diagnostic external knowledge. We will also establish a relationship between the diagnostic process and the therapeutic effects of the psychoanalytical clinic. We will develop and discuss some Freud's and Lacan's elaborations.

  20. [From reflex arc to psychic apparatus: neurology and psychoanalysis around 1900].

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    Porath, Erik

    2009-03-01

    As a disciple of Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke and Theodor Meynert, Sigmund Freud was familiar with 19th century physiology and neurology. He started his career with laboratory work and began later on, when being a young medic to develop an explicit psychological method for curating hysterics. These cases of hysteria ask riddles to the established medical discourse and practice. Freud's long time unpublished Entwurf einer Psychologie (1895) makes the attempt of a "psychology for the neurologist". He tried to give a sufficient theory of the psychic apparatus on the basis of natural science. At the same time he (together with Josef Breuer) published his Studies on Hysteria, which--in addition to his earlier essay on Aphasia (1891)--argued, that there is no clear cut relation between body and soul. Despite the dubious, non-reductive character of the soma-psyche-relation, Freud gave reason to search for a complex field of interrelations between the physiological and psychological knowledge, beyond the divide of natural sciences and humanities. Not until his groundbreaking Traumdeutung (1900) Freud gave up the claim of reintegrating psychological knowledge into the neuroscientific field for now. But up to his latest work he always adheres to the principal project of unifying the natural and the psychical being of the subject. In the gap between the two spheres, for long occupied by the discursive figure of the 'psycho-physical parallelism', Freud situated the Unconscious. In the passage to a psychoanalytical theory of psychic events Freud took up the model of the reflex arc well known from neurology. The transmission into psychoanalysis complexifies the unilinearity of reflexes, so that the psychic apparatus can be analysed as a cybernetic mechanism 'avant la lettre'. It is interesting enough that inhibition as well as consciousness play a key role in the regulation of the psychic apparatus. In this context Freud stresses the importance of speech and language within the

  1. Negotiation and Psychoanalysis: If I'd Wanted to Learn About Feelings I Wouldn't Have Gone to Law School.

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    Nelken, Melissa L.

    1996-01-01

    Psychoanalysis, which focuses on unconscious mental processes, in contrast with the aggressive rational, linear, and goal-oriented nature of legal thinking, is used as a framework for understanding the art of negotiation in legal work. It is argued that a psychoanalytic approach can help people understand how they may help or hinder themselves in…

  2. Subjekt fantastičnog: transformacije fantastičnog u književnosti, psihoanalizi i na filmu / The Subject of Fantastic: Transformation of Fantastic in Literature, Psychoanalysis and Film

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    Lidija Prišing

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show how, in the 20th century, both themes and social function that previously belonged to fantastic literature are taken over, firstly, by psychoanalysis and then, secondly, by film. We will show the way in which transformations of appearances and functions of the fantastic are in close relation to specific form of expression that fantastic must have in order to be able to appear inside of formal structures of literature, psychoanalysis and, especially, film. Also, we will show the way in which these formal transformations are being reflected on the level of the content in fantastic literature, psychoanalysis and fantastic film.

  3. Desenvolvimento de uma ferramenta didática para o estudo da flexão composta oblíqua em seções quaisquer de concreto armado

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    P. H. C. De Lyra

    Full Text Available Tendo em vista a experiência de professores e pesquisadores do Brasil e do exterior no contexto da busca de novos e melhores métodos didáticos para ensino de Engenharia, constata-se que o uso de recursos multimídia interativa constitui uma abordagem promissora, com amplas possibilidades de aplicação em disciplinas de graduação. Nesse contexto, o presente trabalho trata do desenvolvimento de uma ferramenta multimídia de apoio ao ensino da flexão composta oblíqua no concreto armado, apresentando as suas funcionalidades, a estrutura do código e exemplos de aplicação. Para a construção da ferramenta, o applet “Verificação de seções quaisquer de concreto armado sob flexão composta oblíqua”, foi utilizada a linguagem de programação JavaTM e o ambiente de desenvolvimento NetBeans 5.5.1. O applet tratado neste artigo está disponível na Internet no endereço http://www.lmc.ep.usp.br/pesquisas/TecEdu/.

  4. Absurdity and being-in-itself. The third phase of phenomenology: Jean-Paul Sartre and existential psychoanalysis.

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    Jones, A

    2001-08-01

    Existentialism and phenomenology are closely linked philosophies. Existentialism preceded phenomenology and is not considered a single philosophy but several schools of thought, both theist and atheist in thinking, which grew out of a reaction to traditional philosophy. The development of phenomenology is divided into three separate phases ultimately merging with existentialism. Following Second World War, the phenomenological movement gained momentum in France and encompassed many of the ideas of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. Gabriel Marcel, Maurice Merlieu-Ponty and, notably, Jean-Paul Sartre established a 'third phase' of phenomenology. This paper explores some of Sartre's ideas related to being and later applications through Medard Boss and R.D. Laing, and offers a short illustrative case vignette that shows the concepts as they might apply to nursing practice. Consideration is finally given to existential psychoanalysis as an applied research methodology

  5. [An enigma named Agostino Gemelli: Catholicism, fascism and psychoanalysis in Italy during the inter-war period].

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    Pasqualini, Mauro

    2016-01-01

    The Franciscan friar Agostino Gemelli has been the subject of much research and debate. This is due to his important political profile and, above all, to the role he played in mediating between the Catholic world and fascism in Italy during the inter-war period. Gemelli was also a central figure in Italian psychology, especially during the 1930s and 1940s. This article is structured to focus in particular on the way that his connections with political and ecclesiastic powers allowed him to become increasingly significant within Italian psychology. Using the example of Gemelli's relationship with psychoanalysis, this study highlights the tension between his relatively open-minded stance and his links to authoritarian, dogmatic ideologies and institutions.

  6. Cuerpo y performatividad: una revisión crítica desde la perspectiva del psicoanálisis/Body and Performativity: a critical review from the point of view of psychoanalysis

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    Ana Cecilia González

    2014-01-01

    .... In this paper I face this task from a particular angle, that of the tension with psychoanalysis -specially the works by Freud and Lacan- which appears as a constant in the work of the queer theorist...

  7. El psicoanálisis como envés de la ley // Psychoanalysis as the underside of the law

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    Paula Winkler

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El psicoanálisis se ocupa del sujeto. El restituir al sujeto en su decir verdad a partir del inconsciente (y de la palabra aparece, desde el inicio, epistemológicamente, como el envés de la ley. La ley se debe a lo público y aquél a lo privado. La distinción entre "público" y "privado" deviene, reglada, desde el Derecho Romano —primer Digesto jurídico—. Pero la praxis analítica, como política institucional, al recomponer el lazo social y presentificar la tensión entre el sujeto y el derecho, permite que el sujeto aborde lo real "haciendo uso" de la norma y que se ubique, además así, en la dimensión simbólica social de la ley. // Psychoanalysis deals with the subject. The return to the subject in saying truth as from the unconscious (and the word appears, from the beginning, as the epistemological reverse of the law. This latter is due to the public whereas psychoanalysis is due to the private. The distinction between "public" and "private" becomes, regulated, from the Roman law - first-Legal Digest. Yet, the analytical practice as an institutional policy, while rebuilding the social ties and materializing tension between the subject and the rule of law, allows the subject to dwell into the the real thing "making use" of the rule of law and placing it also in the social/ symbolic dimension of the law

  8. A neuroscientific perspective on dreaming : collaboration between neuroscience and psychoanalysis is needed to progress in dream research

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    Perrine Marie RUBY

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Dreaming is still a mystery of human cognition though it has been studied at the experimental level since more than one century. Experimental psychology first investigated dream content and frequency. Then, the neuroscientific approach to dreaming arose at the end of the fifties and rapidly proposed a physiological substrate of dreaming : rapid eye movement sleep (REM. Fifty years later, this hypothesis was challenged because it could not explain all the characteristics of dream reports. The neurophysiological correlates of dreaming, as its functions, remain thus unclear and many questions are left unresolved. Do the representations constituting the dream emerge randomly from the brain or do they surface according to certain parameters? Is the organisation of the dream’s representations chaotic or is it determined by rules? Does dreaming have a meaning? Psychoanalysis provides hypotheses to answer these questions. Until now theses hypotheses have been barely considered in cognitive neuroscience, but the recent creation of neuropsychoanalysis brings new hopes of discussion between the two fields. Considering the psychoanalytical perspective in cognitive neuroscience would provide new directions/leads for dream research and would help to achieve a comprehensive understanding of dreaming. Notably, several subjective issues at the core of psychoanalytic approach, such as the concept of personal meaning, the concept of unconscious episodic memory and the subjects’ history are not addressed or considered in cognitive neuroscience. This paper argues that the expertise of psychoanalysis in singularity and personal meaning is needed to succeed in addressing these issues in cognitive neuroscience and to progress in the understanding of dreaming and psyche.

  9. DESCRIPCIÓN DE UNA EXPERIENCIA DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN PSICOANÁLISIS CON LA PSICOSIS ESQUIZOFRENICA - DESCRIPTION OF A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE WITHIN PSYCHOANALYSIS TOGETHER WITH THE SCHIZOPHRENIC PSYCHOSIS

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    JAIRO BÁEZ; ANGéLICA MARÍA GONZÁLEZ JIMENEZ

    2010-01-01

    As emergent product of the replication of the research project entitled “Results from the intervention of psychoanalysis in the problem of psychosis and social inclusion” Baez (2009) presented this document which outlines an intervention and research experience in psychoanalysis within a Program Mental Health in Bogotá, with reference to the subject specifically the so-called schizophrenic psychotic, who since his speech unveiling a way to bond socially. This will rescue elements of meeting t...

  10. Endolymphatic sac tumor (aggressive papillary tumor of middle ear and temporal bone): sine qua non radiology-pathology and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center experience.

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    Bell, Diana; Gidley, Paul; Levine, Nicholas; Fuller, Gregory N

    2011-04-01

    Endolymphatic sac tumor (ELST) is a rare lesion of the skull base for which the origin has recently been ascertained. The endolymphatic sac is derived from neuroectoderm and is located subjacent to the posteromedial surface of the temporal bone. Patients characteristically present with hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo; facial nerve paralysis occurs less commonly. An indolent clinical course and long-standing symptom history is typical. Endolymphatic sac tumors are known to occur more frequently in patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease, but this is not a prerequisite for diagnosis because sporadic occurrence is common. Morphologically, all of the ELSTs showed a papillary and glandular architecture. The papillary and glandular structures were lined by a single layer of flattened cuboidal-to-columnar cells that were variably ciliated. Surgery is the treatment of choice for small ELST. Remission may last for years, but local recurrence after surgery, likely secondary to incomplete resection, can occur. Radiotherapy has a 50% cure rate with large or residual tumors. Endolymphatic sac tumor is a rare tumor that can easily be confused with other papillary lesions on histopathologic grounds, with significant treatment implications. Precise preoperative anatomic localization and computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging feature interpretation play a paramount role in achieving an accurate final diagnosis. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  11. Change in defense mechanisms and coping patterns during the course of 2-year-long psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for recurrent depression: a pilot study of a randomized controlled trial.

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    Kramer, Ueli; de Roten, Yves; Perry, J Christopher; Despland, Jean-Nicolas

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    Very little research has been conducted so far to study the potential mechanisms of change in long-term active psychological treatments of recurrent depression. The present pilot randomized controlled trial aimed to determine the feasibility of studying the change process occurring in patients during the course of 2-year-long dynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and cognitive therapy, as compared with clinical management. In total, eight outpatients presenting with recurrent depression, two patients per treatment arm, were included. All patients were randomly assigned to one of the four treatment conditions. Defense mechanisms and coping patterns were assessed using validated observer-rated methodology based on transcribed, semistructured follow-along independent dynamic interviews. The results indicated that, whereas some patients in the active treatments changed on the symptomatic levels, some others remained unchanged during the course of their 2-year-long treatment. However, with regard to potential mechanisms of change in these patients, changes in defense mechanisms and coping patterns were revealed to be important processes over time in successful therapies and, to a lesser extent, in less successful treatments. No change was found either on outcome or on the process measure for the control condition, that is, clinical management. These results are discussed along with previous data comparing change in defense mechanisms and coping during the course of treatments.

  12. Psychoanalysis and Translation: A Literature Review (Psicoanálisis y traducción: análisis bibliográfico

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    Meritxell Serrano Tristán

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The mutual implication of psychoanalysis with translation has produced a significant body of works that address the issue of subjectivity in the practice and teaching of translation. This paper traces this implication to the early beginnings of psychoanalysis, and reviews some of the most recent literature produced within translation studies. La mutua implicación entre psicoanálisis y traducción ha llevado a un diálogo productivo que trata el problema de la subjetividad en la práctica y la enseñanza de la traducción. Este estudio analiza el origen de esta relación desde los inicios del psicoanálisis hasta la producción académica más reciente en el campo de la traductología.

  13. Psicanálise modernista no Brasil: um recorte histórico Modernist psychoanalysis in Brazil: a historical approach

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    Cristiana Facchinetti

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo partiu do pressuposto de que o discurso psicanalítico é sempre apropriado por um intérprete que se filia a uma tradição histórica e cultural. Nesta perspectiva, a produção de subjetividade, que tem lugar na clínica psicanalítica, será marcada por essa tradição privilegiada pelo analista. Assim, julgou-se de grande relevância a investigação das vias discursivas de entrada da psicanálise no Brasil, indicando os pontos de ancoragem da mesma na cultura e na história locais. Com este intuito, traçou-se o processo de urbanização e modernização do Brasil no início do século XX e a entrada da psicanálise em um campo de forças divergentes. Encontrou-se um embate pela hegemonia discursiva entre duas leituras que se constituíram como antagônicas e inconciliáveis, e que levaram a dois modos distintos de uso instrumental da psicanálise: de um lado, o discurso psiquiátrico-higienista, com sua leitura reformista e universalizante da psicanálise; de outro, o discurso da vanguarda modernista, com a leitura da subversão dos códigos estabelecidos e da busca de singularidade. Ambos se constituíram no rastro da busca de forjar o brasileiro que se desejava. Este trabalho percorre o viés da psicanálise modernista, com sua utilização singular para a análise da cultura e das subjetividades, bem como sua função de construção de novos mundos.The current article's basic premise is that psychoanalytic discourse is always appropriated by an interpreter thereof who belongs to a historical and cultural tradition. From this perspective, the production of subjectivity in psychoanalytic practice is marked by the analyst's prime tradition. Thus the major relevance of investigating the discursive routes by which psychoanalysis entered Brazil, identifying its anchoring points in local culture and history. The article thus outlines the urbanization and modernization process in early 20th-century Brazil, together with the

  14. Contribuição das projeções oblíquas em mielografias de pequenos animais para a localização de lesões medulares causadas por processo degenerativo do disco intervertebral Contribution of oblique projections in small animals myelography to the localization of spinal lesions caused by intervertebral disc degeneration

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    Karen Maciel Zardo

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    Full Text Available Mielografia é uma técnica radiográfica na qual se administra meio de contraste no espaço subaracnóideo para avaliar a medula espinhal. Múltiplas projeções radiográficas fornecem uma exploração circunferencial da medula, auxiliando na localização mais precisa de compressões nesta região. Objetivou-se demonstrar a contribuição das projeções oblíquas, pouco exploradas em exames de mielografia, para a localização de lesões medulares extradurais em cães e gatos causadas por processo degenerativo do disco intervertebral. Foram avaliadas 116 mielografias e observou-se que em 36,2% dos casos as projeções oblíquas foram imprescindíveis para a localização exata das lesões. A associação entre as projeções ventrodorsal e oblíquas se mostraram mais úteis para a localização da lesão do que quando avaliadas isoladamente e as projeções oblíquas esquerda e direita foram igualmente importantes.Myelography is a radiographic technique in which is administered contrast in the subarachnoid space to assess the spinal cord. Multiple radiographic projections provide a circumferential view of the spinal cord, aiding in more precise localization of compression in this region. This paper aimed to demonstrate the contribution of oblique projections, little explored in myelography, for the location of extradural spinal cord injuries in dogs and cats caused by degeneration of the intervertebral disc. It was evaluated 116 myelography and it was observed that in 36.2% of cases, oblique views were essential to the exact localization of lesions. The association between the oblique and ventrodorsal projections was more effective to find the lesion´s lateralization than when taken separately, and the left and right oblique view was equally important.

  15. Therapists' professional and personal characteristics as predictors of outcome in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

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    Heinonen, E; Knekt, P; Jääskeläinen, T; Lindfors, O

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    Whether long-term psychodynamic therapy (LPP) and psychoanalysis (PA) differ from each other and require different therapist qualities has been debated extensively, but rarely investigated empirically. In a quasi-experimental design, LPP was provided for 128 and PA for 41 outpatients, aged 20-46 years and suffering from mood or anxiety disorder, with a 5-year follow-up from start of treatment. Therapies were provided by 58 experienced therapists. Therapist characteristics, measured pre-treatment, were assessed with the Development of Psychotherapists Common Core Questionnaire (DPCCQ). General psychiatric symptoms were assessed as the main outcome measure at baseline and yearly after start of treatment with the Symptom Check List, Global Severity Index (SCL-90-GSI). Professionally less affirming and personally more forceful and less aloof therapists predicted less symptoms in PA than in LPP at the end of the follow-up. A faster symptom reduction in LPP was predicted by a more moderate relational style and work experiences of both skillfulness and difficulties, indicating differences between PA and LPP in the therapy process. Results challenge the benefit of a classically "neutral" psychoanalyst in PA. They also indicate closer examinations of therapy processes within and between the two treatments, which may benefit training and supervision of therapists. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  16. ‘Speaking Kleinian’: Susan Isaacs as Ursula Wise and the Inter-War Popularisation of Psychoanalysis

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    Shapira, Michal

    2017-01-01

    How did the complex concepts of psychoanalysis become popular in early twentieth-century Britain? This article examines the contribution of educator and psychoanalyst Susan Isaacs (1885–1948) to this process, as well as her role as a female expert in the intellectual and medical history of this period. Isaacs was one of the most influential British psychologists of the inter-war era, yet historical research on her work is still limited. The article focuses on her writing as ‘Ursula Wise’, answering the questions of parents and nursery nurses in the popular journal Nursery World, from 1929 to 1936. Researched in depth for the first time, Isaacs’ important magazine columns reveal that her writing was instrumental in disseminating the work of psychoanalyst Melanie Klein in Britain. Moreover, Isaacs’ powerful rebuttals to behaviourist, disciplinarian parenting methods helped shift the focus of caregivers to the child’s perspective, encouraging them to acknowledge children as independent subjects and future democratic citizens. Like other early psychoanalysts, Isaacs was not an elitist; she was in fact committed to disseminating her ideas as broadly as possible. Isaacs taught British parents and child caregivers to ‘speak Kleinian’, translating Klein’s intellectual ideas into ordinary language and thus enabling their swift integration into popular discourse. PMID:28901872

  17. Men in (Shell-Shock: Masculinity, Trauma, and Psychoanalysis in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier

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    Misha Kavka

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    Full Text Available This paper undertakes to read Rebecca West's first novel, The Return of the Soldier (1918, as a critical exploration of masculine trauma on the one hand and an ambivalent engagement with Freudian psychoanalysis on the other. The novel proves interesting as a site in which two shifting cultural contexts intersect: the wartime culture of England facing the "shell shock" of its men, and the contemporaneous infusion of English intellectual culture with psychoanalytic ideas. Though the effects of new war technology and "a newer kind of doctor," West challenge existing notions of stable masculinity, West maintains that masculinity has all along been simply a construct, a shell built around inarticulable trauma. The fact that in this novel West, despite her early pugnaciously feminist journalism, remains as much within the masculine order as critical of it forces us to expand our notions of the forms feminist narrative can take. This paper argues that the novel is a feminist narrative in the sense that it positions masculine trauma as a mark of adherence to the social order for both men and women.

  18. The brain's shared circuits of interpersonal understanding: implications for psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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    Pally, Regina

    2010-01-01

    Social Neuroscience maintains that human survival depends on interpersonal relations, and that shared circuits evolved to enhance our ability to interact with and understand other people. Shared circuits operate by re-creating the Other’s experience in the same brain regions used for Self experience. The interpersonal understanding made possible by shared circuits is, for the most part, outside conscious awareness and plays a role in the transference-counter transference interaction. The brain mechanisms of shared circuits are presented and clinical vignettes illustrate the use of the concept of shared circuits in the clinical setting.

  19. DESCRIPCIÓN DE UNA EXPERIENCIA DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN PSICOANÁLISIS CON LA PSICOSIS ESQUIZOFRENICA - DESCRIPTION OF A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE WITHIN PSYCHOANALYSIS TOGETHER WITH THE SCHIZOPHRENIC PSYCHOSIS

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    JAIRO BÁEZ

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available As emergent product of the replication of the research project entitled “Results from the intervention of psychoanalysis in the problem of psychosis and social inclusion” Baez (2009 presented this document which outlines an intervention and research experience in psychoanalysis within a Program Mental Health in Bogotá, with reference to the subject specifically the so-called schizophrenic psychotic, who since his speech unveiling a way to bond socially. This will rescue elements of meeting the psychotic subject, is based analytical device use as well as questions about the research method and present some thoughts of schizophrenic psychosis in connection with demonstrations dreamlike addressed as these offer a possibility of intervention from psychoanalysis to the problem of psychosis

  20. El psicoanálisis como antifenomenología en la obra de P. Ricoeur Psychoanalysis as anti-phenomenology in Paul Ricoeur's works

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    Luciano Lutereau

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo propondremos, en primer lugar, un esclarecimiento histórico de la relación de Ricoeur con el psicoanálisis, en función de ciertos acontecimientos específicos en el contexto del psicoanálisis francés de las décadas del 50 y 60. En segundo lugar, presentaremos la elaboración argumental que introduce la noción de antifenomenología en el ensayo sobre Freud. En dicho punto, podrá evaluarse su alcance, y delimitación concreta, respecto de la orientación fenomenológica tanto como desde la perspectiva psicoanalítica, dado que proponer el psicoanálisis como una antifenomenología no sólo coincide con proponer una fenomenología que incorpora conceptos psicoanalíticos. En un último apartado se realizará una interpretación crítica de la formulación de Ricoeur, con el propósito de esclarecer su valor en nuestro contexto contemporáneo.In this article we will, firstly, propose an historical clarification of Ricoeur's relation with psychoanalysis, as a function of certain specific events in the context of french psychoanalysis in the 50's and 60's. Secondly, we will present the argumental elaboration introduced by the notion of anti-phenomenology in his essay on Freud. Up to this point, we will evaluate its scope and concrete demarcation regarding the phenomenological orientation as well as the psychoanalytical perspective, since proposing psychoanalysis as an anti-phenomenology doesn' t coincide with proposing a phenomenology that incorporates psychoanalytic concepts. In a final section, a critical interpretation of Ricoeur's formulation will be made, with the purpose clarifying its value in out contemporary context.

  1. Psychoanalysis as cognitive remediation: Dynamic and Vygotskian perspectives in the analysis of an early adolescent dyslexic girl.

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    Weinstein, Lissa; Saul, Laurence

    2005-01-01

    The interface of neurocognitive problems and dynamic concerns are examined in the treatment of an early adolescent dyslexic girl. Despite previous intensive remediation, she had been unable to master reading and spelling, but made remarkable progress after a relatively brief period of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic and Vygotskian perspectives are integrated to provide a model of how play, within the analytic context, is mutative for learning disabled children. Through the process of reexteriorization in the transference, play allows for the interpretation and resolution of traumatic situations which have become associated with learning. As the act of learning becomes separate from the personal and affective context in which it took place, the child gains access to other, more normative, functions of play. These functions include the development of the capacity to separate meaning from action and the ability to understand words as generalized categories which represent objects, rather than being part of the specific object named. These two capacities, fundamental to the development of abstract thought, will support reflective awareness and help modulate affective states. The abilities furthered in play also act to remediate one component of dyslexia-the difficulty separating context from more abstract bits of knowledge. Finally, the child learns to "play at reality, " often trying on the new role of "student". As Vygotsky notes, play is essential in allowing the child to become aware of what she knows. For a dyslexic child, for whom reading may never become completely a part of procedural memory, becoming conscious of what he knows may also enhance mastery of the skills of phonological processing, albeit more slowly than normally developing readers. The pleasure in play and the repetition it generates aids the internalization of the task and the development of automaticity.

  2. Psicanálise, configuração individualista de valores e ética do social Psychoanalysis, individualistic value shaping, and social ethics

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    Fernando Tenório

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo busca acrescentar nova perspectiva à discussão sobre as relações entre a psicanálise e a configuração individualista de valores, característica da sociedade ocidental moderna, refutando a visão predominante na antropologia social. Para esta, a psicanálise encarna a promessa de uma totalidade perdida como resultado do processo de dessacralização do mundo. O ‘eu’ seria o novo valor totalizante, e a psicanálise, ao propor a redenção pelo ‘eu’, uma religião moderna de efeitos individualistas. O artigo questiona esta visão, e sustenta que a formalização lacaniana do inconsciente pela estrutura simbólica supera a dicotomia sujeito-sociedade. Lacan afirma que uma análise deve levar o sujeito a devotar-se à garantia da função do grande Outro, indicando que o sujeito deve assumir sua responsabilidade pelo funcionamento da estrutura simbólica.Refuting the view now prevailing in social anthropology, the article seeks to offer a new outlook on relations between psychoanalysis and the individualistic shaping of values that characterizes modern Western society. According to current social anthropology, psychoanalysis embodies the promise of recouping a wholeness lost as a result of the world’s process of de-sanctification. The self is seen as constituting this new wholeness value, while psychoanalysis, insofar as it proposes redemption through the self, is viewed as a modern religion with individualistic effects. In questioning this vision, the article offers as a counterpoint the idea that the Lacanian formalization of the subconscious through symbolic structure overcomes the dichotomy between subject and society. This leads Lacan to assert that analysis should lead the subject to dedicate his or herself to guaranteeing the workings of the great Other, which is understood to mean that psychoanalysis should lead the subject to assume his or her responsibility for the workings of the symbolic structure.

  3. Women and Children Last: Reflections on the History of Child Psychoanalysis.

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    Galatzer-Levy, Robert M

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    From the very first efforts to analyze children and adolescents to the present day, child and adolescent analysis has been denigrated in the analytic community. It has been viewed as "women's work" and regarded as clinically inferior to the analysis of adults. It has been seen as less important for understanding the psyche and in the training of psychoanalysts. This attitude is rationalized by observations that children and adolescents engage psychological material differently than adults do, so that, it is claimed, child and adolescent analysis is severely limited compared to adult analysis with regard to the material available for analysis. Beliefs that children require socialization lead some child analysts to indoctrinate children and sacrifice a respectful exploratory and uncovering approach. The situation of child analysis reflects larger social phenomenona, namely childism and sexism, the prejudices against children and women, as these prejudices are elaborated in our culture. Like others, child analysts respond to being the objects of prejudice by both isolating ourselves, reacting against the prejudice, and internalizing the prejudice. This paper includes clinical and institutional illustrations of these prejudices in action.

  4. [From anamnesis to the art of interpretation, or: What is a "genuine" psychoanalyst? Wolfgang Warda, Ludwig Binswanger, Wilhelm Strohmayer and the origins of psychoanalysis in Thuringia].

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    May, Ulrike

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    Warda and Strohmayer from Thuringia were among the first German physicians who developed an interest in Freuds theory and therapeutic method around 1900. Their contributions reflect the influence of Otto Binswanger, professor of psychiatry in Jena, a representative of the "psychological direction" in psychiatry which in the beginning was relatively receptive to Freud. The paper discusses their rapprochement to, and detachment from, the Freudian school, including also the work of a third young physician: Ludwig Binswanger, Otto's nephew, who was active in Jena at the same time. It points to certain factors contributing to the increasing rejection Freud met in academic circles which have been underrated to date: (1) the transformation of psychoanalysis into an art of interpretation; (2) the introduction of transference. Both factors which were elaborated by Freud as essentials of his theoretical and practical approach around 1900 and published in 1904/05, undermined the claim of academic medicine to objectivity. The paper describes how psychoanalysis officially abandoned the scientific standards of contemporary medicine at the Weimar congress in 1911, at the same time as Warda and Strohmayer left the Freudian group.

  5. Qué enseña Atalia de Racine al psicoanálisis. // What does Racine’s Atalia show psychoanalysis?

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    Beatriz Elena Maya Restrepo.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The current text aims to decipher the method used by Lacan in his Seminar about the Psychosis to read a passage of Racine's Atalia, searching for what the poets show psychoanalysis. All this, bearing in mind it is not applied psychoanalysis but the application of the analytic method defined by him as “that method undertaking the interpretation of the signifier without consideration of any supposedly existing form of the signified.” // El presente texto intenta descifrar el método que Lacan empleó en su Seminario sobre la Psicosis para leer un aparte de la Atalía de Racine, en la búsqueda de aquello que enseñan los poetas al psicoanálisis, teniendo claro que no se trata de psicoanálisis aplicado sino de aplicación del método analítico definido por él mismo como “ese método que procede al desciframiento de los significantes sin consideraciones por ninguna presupuesta forma de existencia del significado”.

  6. Los efectos terapéuticos en psicoanálisis: recorridos y conclusiones preliminares Therapeutic effect in psychoanalysis: walks and preliminary findings

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    Adriana Rubistein

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es dar cuenta de algunas conclusiones preliminares de nuestra investigación sobre "Efectos terapéuticos de la intervención analítica en instituciones" que tuvo como objetivo principal precisar la especificidad de la terapéutica psicoanalítica así como de sus alcances en la práctica hospitalaria a partir del estudio de casos, siguiendo la lógica propia del psicoanálisis. El trabajo reúne algunas consideraciones teóricas sobre el efecto terapéutico en textos de Freud y Lacan, algunos resultados provenientes de la lectura de casos y se propone como una contribución al uso del caso en la investigación en psicoanálisis.The aim of this paper is to report some preliminary findings of our research on "Therapeutic effects of analytic intervention in institutions" wich had as main objective to clarify the specificity of psychoanalytic therapy as well as its scope in practice from hospital case study following the logic of psychoanalysis. The work brings together some theorical considerations on the therapeutic effect in texts of Freud and Lacan, some results from the reading of cases and is intended as a contribution to the use case research in psychoanalysis.

  7. Freud, the medical rationality and the constitution of the psychopathological object in psychoanalysis: an epistemological study

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    Kelly Moreira de Albuquerque

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This work aims to investigate the scientific context of Freud's time, more specifically, rationality itself to medicine of his time, when his theoretical elaborations of the categories of normal and pathological. It is believed that the elucidation of the models of medical rationale contemporary to Freud allows an understanding of how it, Freud, subverted the models alluded, violating their fundamental theoretical and methodological canons, to finally have access to unprecedented of its object, the unconscious, radically changing the relationship between the normal and the pathological in the field of psychopathology. To do so, we will start in a Foucaultian perspective, the discussion of the discontinuity between the constituent rationalities of classic and modern medicine. Then characterize the predominant anatomical-clinical model in modern medicine, showing their effects in the theoretical constructs in psychopathology and, a subversive position, the Freudian refraction. Freud thought the disease as a totalizing phenomenon, a dynamic perspective. He was railed the ontologization the disease. In antiobjetivista position, he proposed a homogeneous conception of psychic disturbances, redefining them as forms of subjectivity.

  8. El proceso diagnóstico en psicoanálisis The diagnosis process in psychoanalysis

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    Santiago Thompson

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo intenta delimitar y desarrollar las características del proceso diagnóstico psicoanalítico. En esta vía, se distinguen el diagnóstico médico y el psicoanalítico, y al diagnóstico psicoanalítico como resultado y como proceso. A continuación se describen los estados iniciales y pasajes que tal proceso supone, señalando los indicadores de los distintos tipos clínicos (neurosis, psicosis, perversión que implican las diversas presentaciones. En este marco se delimita el lugar del motivo de consulta en tal proceso, se establecen diferencias y relaciones entre la ocasión de la consulta y la ocasión de enfermar y se explicitan los pasajes propios del campo transferencial. A continuación se delimitan las relaciones del síntoma, (cuya puesta en forma en el vínculo transferencial se propone como uno de los resultados del proceso diagnóstico psicoanalítico, al saber en los distintos tipos clínicos, así como las presentaciones subjetivas iniciales respecto del saber de las que se derivan tales relaciones. Finalmente se complementa la diferenciación entre diagnóstico como proceso y como resultado tomando como parámetro los efectos que uno y otro tienen sobre el analista y el analizante. Todo el desarrollo se sostiene teóricamente en un enfoque delimitado por trabajos de Sigmund Freud y Jacques Lacan.The present study tries to delimit and develop the characteristics of the psychoanalytical diagnosis process. In this way, the medical diagnosis and the psychoanalytical one are distinguished, portraying the psychoanalytical diagnosis as a result as well as a process. Subsequently, the initial stages and passages that are involved in such process are described , pointing out the indicators of the different clinical types (neurosis, psychosis, perversion that appear in the various presentations. In this framework, the role of the motive for consulting in such process is delimited, the differences and relationships

  9. Clinical implications of contemporary gender theory.

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    Kulish, Nancy

    2010-04-01

    The current intellectual scene in psychoanalysis is marked by vigorous theoretical controversies about gender. The ideas being debated have important implications for clinical work, which have not been thoroughly explicated or integrated into common practice. These implications include the following: gender can accrue idiosyncratic meanings; gender identity is considered fluid and rigidity of gender identity deemed problematic; gender-related conflicts are typically described as divergent; analysis of superego conflicts related to gender becomes particularly important; and, finally, gender-related biases are seen as inevitable and must be taken into account in the clinical situation. A detailed clinical example illustrates the application of these ideas. While the more dramatic cases related to gender have been more frequent subjects of study, conflicts about gender are everyday occurrences for our patients and deserve further attention.

  10. Sobre as bases dos procedimentos investigativos em psicanálise On the basis of investigation procedures in psychoanalysis

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    Anna Carolina Lo Bianco

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho examina as bases da pesquisa psicanalítica. Parte das marcas deixadas nas investigações psicanalíticas pelos procedimentos científicos de disciplinas como a neurologia e a neurofisiologia no século XIX. Em seguida, acompanha o surgimento de um novo objeto, o sujeito do inconsciente, o qual, ainda que requeira operações que mantenham o rigor e a precisão característicos do pensamento científico, implica formas de investigação mais apropriadas ao campo recém-constituído. Por fim, conclui que, ao contrário de emular os procedimentos das ciências naturais, a pesquisa em psicanálise tem de reconhecer a especificidade de seu objeto, pois este só se deixa circunscrever em análise, na qual analista e analisante estão implicados nas próprias produções inconscientes sob investigação. Essa é a particularidade da nova forma de saber que marca de modo indelével o pensamento do século XX em diante.The work examines the basis of psychoanalytical research. It begins by examining the influence of scientific procedures, used by neurology and neurophysiology in the nineteenth century, on psychoanalysis. It then observes the discovery of a new subject matter of research the unconscious. The latter following the rules of rigorous and precise scientific thought still implies the need for new, adequate forms of investigation for the recently forged field of research. As a conclusion it states that rather than imitating the natural sciences procedures, psychoanalytical research needs to recognise the specificity of its subject matter. Such subject matter can only be apprehended during the analytic session, where analyst and analysand are involved in the very unconscious productions under investigation. This constitutes the particular, new kind of knowledge that so much has influenced the twentieth century thought and beyond.

  11. Merleau-Ponty y el psicoanálisis (de Freud y Lacan: Deseo, inconsciente y lenguaje Merleau-Ponty and Freud and Lacan's psychoanalysis: Desire, unconscious and language

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    Luciano Lutereau

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available De acuerdo con la modificación del punto de vista de Merleau-Ponty respecto del psicoanálisis (entre 1942 y 1945 ubicaremos sus interpretaciones del deseo y la sexualidad freudiana como fundamento de la incorporación del psicoanálisis en la fenomenología merleau-pontyana. En segundo lugar, consideraremos la interpretación merleau-pontyana de la noción de inconsciente, realizada en el transcurso de la década del 50. En la tercera parte del artículo se expondrá una divergencia fundamental entre la interpretación merleau-pontyana del psicoanálisis y el psicoanálisis de Lacan a propósito de la naturaleza del lenguaje, que hace incompatibles sus nociones de deseo e inconsciente.According to the modification of Merleau-Ponty's point of view regarding psychoanalysis (between 1942 and 1945 we will recognize his interpretations of the Freudian desire and sexuality as the groundwork of the incorporation of psychoanalysis into Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology. Secondly, we will consider Merleau Ponty's interpretation of the notion of unconscious, produced in the course of the 50's. Regarding the nature of language, in the third part of the article a fundamental divergence between Merleau Ponty's interpretation of psychoanalysis and Lacan's psychoanalysis will be presented, which makes their notions of desire and unconscious incompatibles.

  12. Superando o falicismo: sofrimento materno na psicanálise de crianças Superando el falicismo: sufrimiento materno en el psicoanálisis de niños Beyond phallicism: maternal suffering in child psychoanalysis

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    Henriqueta Lúcia Arcoverde de Melo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Interpreta-se, no contexto da psicanálise de uma criança psicótica, o sofrimento materno e suas implicações nos destinos do tratamento. O sofrimento parental interfere negativamente quando compele à repetição fantasmática de traumatismos cujas mensagens, uma vez intrometidas, não são elaboradas pelos pais. Como demonstra o caso clínico, o falicismo materno e a foraclusão da função paterna não necessariamente estão presentes na geração da psicose. Longe de ser falo, originalmente ao paciente foi atribuído o lugar de substituto de um objeto odiado numa cena traumática vivida na infância materna, responsável pela intromissão de mensagens sexuais em torno de experiências de nascimento e morte, revividas fantasmaticamente no contexto da análise de seu filho.Se interpreta, en el contexto del psicoanálisis de un niño psicótico, el sufrimiento materno y sus implicaciones en los objetivos del tratamiento. El sufrimiento parental interfiere negativamente cuando obliga a la repetición fantasmática de traumatismos cuyos mensajes, una vez entrometidos, no han sido procesados por los padres. Como demuestra el caso clínico, el falicismo materno y la foraclusión de la función paterna no están necesariamente presentes en la generación de la psicosis. Originalmente al paciente le fue atribuido el lugar de sustituto de un objeto odiado en una escena traumática vivida en la infancia materna, responsable por la intromisión de mensajes sexuales acerca de experiencias de nacimiento y muerte, revividas fantasmáticamente en el contexto del análisis de su hijo.The article interprets maternal suffering and its implications on a psychotic child's psychoanalysis. Parental suffering interferes with a child's treatment when it induces the repetition of fantasies generated in traumas whose messages, once intruded, were not worked through by the parents. As the clinical case demonstrates, the mother's phallicism and the foreclosure of the

  13. Psychoanalysis and the law.

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    Eagle, Morris N

    The paper discusses Freud's view of the law as the implementation of collective violence on the individual violator. I focus on the implications of the link between the superego (as the source of moral judgment) and the aggressive drive and suggest that we need to be ever vigilant regarding the danger of employing the law as a disguised means of taking pleasure in collective violence. The paper also discusses Freud's conception of personal responsibility, according to which we are responsible for all our behavior, including unconsciously motivated behavior (such as slips and dreams). However, the kind of responsibility Freud has in mind is not the moral responsibility of blameworthiness or praiseworthiness, but rather responsibility in the sense that, whether or not acknowledged, all our behavior reflects our personal desires and motives. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Psychoanalysis without Interpretations

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    Mikhail M. Reshetnikov

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an invitation for professionals to discuss modifications of free associations technique and the position of therapist in analytic situation. Let me briefly formulate these ideas.

  15. [Psychoanalysis and social anthropology].

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    Thisted, Jens A

    2012-01-01

    In this article we explore some subjects originated in the work of psychoanalysts and social anthropologists that generated an interesting discussion about the transmission of cultural trends along generations, as well as psychological family features from one generation to the other: we refer to the Oedipus complex model, as it was introduced by S. Freud, and to Malinowski's work on children's sexuality and incest. This text examines the emergency of fieldwork methodology (ethnography), that is, living in the place in which the research is conducted, sharing native languages and listening to the meanings attributed by the people to aspects of their lives. We also show another perspective, in which the researchers share place, language and customs but study for their own sake in order to justify a theoretical concept: resilience. This is one of the results of the transdisciplinary works -carried out by the UBA anthropology and education teams- to which we refer, together with the discussion about the category "educability" and some issues related to the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorders and Hyperactivity. This article proposes a critical approach on the ontological premises of racionalism, idealism and empiricism that preceded the researches mentioned. Finally it presents a perspective in which the imaginary institution of society and the emergency of psychism in singular subjects merge.

  16. Mary, dogma, and psychoanalysis.

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    Todd, E H

    1985-06-01

    Why does Mary hold her prominent place in Catholic theology to the extent that five specific dogmas have developed around her? Psychoanalytic theory suggests dogma arises out of the psychic needs of people and psychic needs of people are expressed in dogma. The early views of Erich Fromm, a disciple of Freud, are presented to demonstrate that Marian dogma arose from the psychic needs of the people. The views of both Catholic and Protestant thinkers are presented, as well as theological and psychiatric views.

  17. Psychoanalysis and Bible

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    Vandermeersch, Patrick

    2001-01-01

    Here you find the introductory and the final chapter, written by P. Vandermeersch, in R. KESSLER & P. VANDERMEERSCH (eds.), God, Biblical Stories and Psychoanalytical Understanding, Frankfurt a. M., Peter Lang, 2001: `Psychoanalytic Interpretations of Religious Texts. Some Basics' (9-27) en `Looking

  18. Science and psychoanalysis.

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    Adcock, C J

    1984-03-01

    A philosophical approach is suggested which regards scientific laws as based upon the structure of the universe but fully open-ended in that the structure does not determine what must occur but only what cannot occur. There are thus infinite future possibilities but nevertheless a firm orderly system which permits reliable expectations within the limits of the system while at the same time there is scope for free will in a real sense. Such a view admits the limitations of a falsification-of-hypotheses approach to research insofar as it depends upon the single-case basis of refutation. However it finds no problems with regard to a multivariate analysis of data assessed in terms of probability theory and considered in relation to its consistency with the total body of scientific theory, which it sees as having its basis in a 'thingness' concept that is both fundamental in our perceptual activity and acceptable as a basis for understanding the systematic orderliness of our mental experiences.

  19. Psicanálise, Psicologia e Ciência: continuação de uma polêmica Psychoanalysis, Psychology and Science: continuation of a controverse

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    Raul Albino Pacheco Filho

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Em "Psicologia x Psicanálise: um ponto de vista lacaniano", texto publicado em Estudos de Psicologia, 1996, v. 1, n. 2, 287-298, argumenta-se que Psicanálise e Psicologia seriam disciplinas absolutamente distintas, em função de diferenças radicais de objeto de estudo e no posicionamento em relação à Ciência. A Psicologia aspiraria à cientificidade, restringir-se-ia ao estudo das formações imaginárias do Eu e direcionaria suas práticas à reprodução da ordem social. Já a Psicanálise não poderia ser incluída entre as ciências modernas, por não lidar com fatos objetivos nem observáveis; além disso, ela rejeitaria os objetivos da Psicologia de adequação e adaptação do Eu à realidade. O presente artigo apresenta o questionamento de elementos importantes dos argumentos e conclusões do texto citado. Rejeitam-se as idéias de que a Psicologia fundamentar-se-ia na concepção aristotélica do que seja a verdade do conhecimento e de que teria como vocação inescapável a reprodução da ordem social existente. Recordam-se as opiniões de Freud sobre a cientificidade da Psicanálise, assinalando-se a oposição entre seu ponto de vista e o do texto em exame. Questiona-se a concepção apresentada no texto do que seja replicabilidade em Ciência, argumentando-se que ela parece refletir uma posição empiricista e positivista radical do que seja Ciência.In "Psychology x psychoanalysis: a lacanian viewpoint", article published in "Estudos de Psicologia", 1996, 2, 287-298, the argument was that Psychoanalysis and Psychology would be totally distinct disciplines due to radical differences concerning the object of study and their positioning regarding Science. Psychology would aim at scientificity, restricting itself to the study of imaginary formations of the Ego and directing its practice to the reproduction of social order. Psychoanalysis cannot be included among modern sciences as it does not work with objective or observable

  20. [Johann Jaroslaw Marcinowski (1868-1935) and his sanatorium "Haus Sielbeck" at lake Uklei. Psychoanalysis in an in-patient setting].

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    Bernhardt, Heike

    2011-01-01

    Marcinowski came from an aristocratic family. He first joined the army as a lieutenant and later worked as a medical doctor. From 1908 to 1920, Marcinowski was a follower of Freud, additionally influenced by Oskar Vogt. This article describes his restless life in Breslau, Berlin, Sielbeck, Bad Heilbrunn, and Tübingen, with a special focus on his psychoanalytic activities. Freud had high expectations of Marcinowski. In his sanatorium "Haus Sielbeck", Marcinowski treated patients psychoanalytically and published the results in medical journals. This application of psychoanalysis in a sanatorium was virtually unique at that time. Even though Marcinowski could not fulfill Freud's expectations in the long term, he is still one of the pioneers who described phenomena of transference in inpatient settings.--The article is complemented by Freud's letters to Marcinowski, edited by G. Fichtner and M. Schröter. These are mainly concerned with the conflict between Freud and Wilhelm Stekel who was and remained a good friend of Marcinowski.

  1. Understanding Freud's conflicted view of the object-relatedness of sexuality and its implications for contemporary psychoanalysis: A re-examination of Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality.

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    Blass, Rachel B

    2016-06-01

    Through a re-examination of Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905), this paper reveals a fundamental tension in Freud's thinking on the nature of the individual and of his sexuality. In this text Freud portrays the individual and sexuality as inherently object-related and at the same time as inherently independent of such relatedness. The way in which Freud presents these contradictory ideas suggests that he was not merely undecided on object-relatedness and sexuality but rather that the contradiction was integral to this thinking. The paper offers an explanation of the meaning of this contradiction, of why it has been neglected in the analytic literature, and of some implications for contemporary psychoanalysis and its approach to sexuality. Copyright © 2016 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  2. Clinical theory at the border(s): Emerging and unintended crossings in the development of clinical theory.

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    Cooper, Steven H

    2015-04-01

    The author provides some scaffolding for thinking about emerging and unintended integrative developments in clinical theory. The emergent theory to which the author refers works at a different level of theoretical discourse than explicit attempts at comparative translation of psychoanalytic concepts or theories. In contrast, most of the theory that is explored in this paper involves clinical discourse aimed at solving important common clinical problems. The work of a group of authors (Jay Greenberg, John Steiner, Anton Kris, Michael Feldman and Charles Spezzano) is described as simultaneously embedded within a particular orientation while demonstrating a kind of unwitting reach to a broad swathe of analysts. Distinctions are made between this kind of linking of clinical theory versus self-consciously syncretic and integrative approaches to theory development. The author also discusses the educational implications of this emergent theory for teaching and learning during psychoanalytic training. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  3. Freedom and authority in the Clinical Diary.

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    Erős, Ferenc

    2014-12-01

    The paper discusses some philosophical, ethical and political-philosophical implications of Ferenczi's Clinical Diary, with special regard to the concepts of freedom and authority. These topics are already present in Ferenczi's early writings that explicitly deal with social and political issues, the central concept of which is "individual socialism". The paper also discusses (and publishes in Appendix) two short manuscripts by Ferenczi, written probably in 1920, which attempts to parallel psychoanalysis with Marxism, and with liberal socialism, respectively. It is shown that in 1932, the last year of his life, Ferenczi avoids using political and ideological concepts directly in his Diary, but, in the spirit of his earlier writings, he proposes a balance between "ruthless capitalism and fanciful egalitarianism". Finally, the significance of Utopia in Ferenczi's thinking is discussed.

  4. Reflexiones respecto al problema de la constitución subjetiva: el psicoanálisis y las (otras ciencias. // Thoughts on the issue of subjective constitution: psychoanalysis and the (oher sciences.

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    Sebastián Andrpes Rojas.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the link between psychoanalysis and sciences, a relationship that has been historically characterized by a fundamental disagreement. Science criticizes psychoanalysis and questions its value, methods and contributions, by considering that it is a theory without empirical or experimental basis. This is owing to the fact that some of the main theories in psychoanalysis resulting from readings, observation and scientific studies reviews are ignored. As an example of this, we have the psychoanalytic theory about the subjective constitution, which is supported by the studies from experimental psychologists. // El presente artículo reflexiona respecto a la articulación entre el psicoanálisis y las ciencias, relación marcada históricamente por un desencuentro fundamental. La ciencia establece una crítica al psicoanálisis, dudando de su valor, métodos y aportes debido a que lo considera una teoría alejada de lo empírico y la experimentación. Sin embargo, esto se debe a que suele olvidarse que algunas de las principales teorizaciones del psicoanálisis vienen de la lectura, observación y crítica a estudios científicos. Caso ejemplar de lo anterior es la teoría psicoanalítica de la constitución subjetiva, la cual encuentra correlato en los estudios de los psicólogos experimentales.

  5. Sobre la incomprensión matemática y el psicoanálisis // About the imcomprehension on mathematics and psychoanalysis

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    José Fernando Sánchez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo de reflexión se propone indagar por la relación entre la matemática y el psicoanálisis y al mismo tiempo pensar sobre los fundamentos de la incomprensión que se plantea en el psicoanálisis, lo que nos llevará a otra relación, la de lo simbólico y lo real, como así también a demostrar la estrecha vinculación que existe entre la fundamentación del número y la constitución subjetiva. // This reflection work is proposed to inquire into the relationship between mathematics and psychoanalysis while thinking about the misunderstanding foundations that arises in this connection. This will lead to the symbolic and real relation, as well as to demonstrate the close relationship between the substance of the number and the subjective constitution.

  6. The need for true controversies in psychoanalysis: the debates on Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan in the Rio de la Plata.

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    Bernardi, Ricardo

    2002-08-01

    Controversies are part of the process of scientific knowing. In psychoanalysis, the diversity of theoretical, technical and epistemological positions makes the debate particularly necessary and by the same token difficult. In this paper, the author examines the function of controversies and the obstacles to their development, taking as examples the debates held in the Río de la Plata (Buenos Aires and Montevideo) during the nineteen seventies, when the dominant Kleinian ideas came into contact with Lacanian thought. The author examines different examples of argumentative discourses, using concepts taken from the theory of argumentation. The major difficulties encountered did not hinge on characteristics pertaining to psychoanalytic theories (i.e. the lack of commensurability between them), but on the defensive strategies aimed at keeping each theory's premises safe from the opposing party's arguments. A true debate implies the construction of a shared argumentative field that makes it possible to lay out the different positions and see some interaction between them and is guided by the search for the best argument. When this occurs, controversies promote the discipline's development, even when they fail to reach any consensus.

  7. The use of dreams in the clinical context: convergencies and divergencies: an interdisciplinary proposal.

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    Fischbein, Susana Vinocur

    2011-04-01

    This paper aims to define some unexpected convergences and foreseeable divergences regarding the conceptualization of dreams and their use as a research tool, specifically in clinical practice with non-neurotic patients. It includes a concise review of different lines of thought on the vicissitudes of dreams throughout the history of psychoanalysis: from their initial conception up to their use to examine transference and relational aspects in the context of a psychoanalytic process. The idea of the merely evacuative function of dreams from patients in certain diagnostic categories is discussed and compared with that of their potential communicative value. Lastly, the essay sets forth an interdisciplinary semiotic-pragmatic approach to the function of dreams and their clinical and technical use in the context of the intersubjective dynamic field. Based on the hypothesis that dreams related in the session are communicative signs, this proposal argues their significance as a symbolic matrix that generates processes of psychic semiosis. To do so, it combines certain lines of psychoanalytic thought with ideas coming from C. S. Peirce's analytic semiotics. Clinical material is included to illustrate this viewpoint. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  8. Entre a Psicanálise e o Romantismo: a razão, o limite e a civilização = Between Psychoanalysis and Romantism: reason, limit and civilization

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    Eduardo Melo França

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é contextualizar e problematizar as semelhanças e diferenças entre o modo como a Psicanálise e o Romantismo tratam a (necessidade da razão. Partindo da ideia de racionalidade e de domínio da natureza e do desejo, mostraremos como essas duas disciplinas possuem o mesmo objeto de análise, mas métodos e perspectivas diferentes de abordá-lo. Para isso, em alguns momentos será necessário situar tanto a Psicanálise quanto o Romantismo frente ao Iluminismo. Como parâmetro para o nosso estudo, tomaremos o texto A posição de Freud na moderna história das ideias, de Thomas Mann, onde o autor destaca o modo como a psicanálise ao mesmo tempo preza pela racionalidade mas não recai no naturalismo científico.The aim of this study is to contextualize and problematize the similarities and differences between the place that reason holds in the core of psychoanalytic and romantic thinking. Starting from the idea of rationality and mastery of nature and desire, we show how psychoanalysis and romanticism have the same object of analysis, but different methods and perspectives of approach. For this, at certain times it will be necessary to situate both psychoanalysis and Romanticism against the Enlightenment. As a parameter for our study, we will take the text A posição de Freud na moderna história das ideias, by Thomas Mann, where the author highlights how psychoanalysis at the same time stands for rationality but falls outside the scientific naturalism.

  9. Infância - educação e psicanálise: a (impossibilidade de diálogo?!/Infancy - education and psychoanalysis: (impossibilidade of dialogue?!

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    Marinalva Imaculada Cuzin

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O texto apresenta um breve histórico sobre o conceito de infância, tendo como referência pensadores como Ariès que caracteriza o infante como “não–falante”, não existente. Destaca as transformações influenciadas pelos iluministas, em especial por Rousseau iniciando um processo de direito à fala, à palavra; e o infans para Lacan ocupando um lugar marcado pelo desejo materno, alienando-se na imagem de um Outro. Busca a relação entre psicanálise e educação, a necessidade do professor rever seus conceitos e postura ética para se utilizar dos conhecimentos psicanalíticos em sua prática educativa, num encontro com as diferenças, sendo o conhecimento o objeto de desejo que circula entre professor e aluno e a subjetividade dessa relação entre professor-aluno-conhecimento. Traz a discussão sob a perspectiva do sujeito “que não aprende”, que é “des” qualquer coisa, “des-interessado, des-motivado” e no endereçamento ao professor que é um suposto-saber. Defende uma educação que pensa em “sujeitos” e não em “massas uniformizadas” dentro de uma sala de aula, que respeite a singularidade de cada aluno, apesar do constrangimento e insegurança gerados pelo convívio com as diferenças. Reflete sobre a escola enquanto instituição normativa e a importância da construção do trabalho em grupo. The text presents a historical briefing about infancy concept, having as reference philosophers, such as Ariès that describe infant as “non-talker”, does not existing. It shows the transformations influenced by the illuminists, in special Rousseau initiating a process of right to the speech, the word and infants for Lacan occupying a place marked for the maternal desire, becoming alienated of one image to Another one. It search’s the relation between psychoanalysis and education, the necessity of the professor to review its concepts and ethical position to use itself of the psychoanalysis knowledge in

  10. The Politics of “Atopia of the Intimate" in Contemporary Art: the View from Lacanian Psychoanalysis (a response to Gérard Wajcman

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    Lieven Jonckheere

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available This text was conceived as a dialogue with the preceding text by Gérard Wacjman, entitled "Intimate Exposed, Intimate Extorted." Three psychoanalytic paradigms of 'the intimate' are identified throughout Lacan's teachings: the unconscious, the fantasy and the sinthome. First I show that each of them is already in itself characterized by a particular form of atopia, meaning that it is impossible to localize their particular version of 'the intimate'. This atopia goes for the subject as well as for the Other, but neither of them is conscious of this. This is where art comes in. In accordance with Wacjman's fundamental idea of art as an "exposition of the intimate", I show how this exposition of the atopia of the three Lacanian versions of 'the intimate' has to assume three different forms in order to convince both parties that 'it' really is beyond any grasp. 1. Art once used to stage the atopia of the 'intimate' of the unconscious, of our relation with language. 2. Nowadays the plastic arts continue to occupy themselves with extimising the atopia of the intimate of the fantasy, of our relation with the object of enjoyment. 3. Meanwhile the most interesting forms of plastic arts, for the future, are starting to monstrate the atopia of 'the intimate' of the sintom. Can we be confident that psychoanalysis will survive long enough in order to discover and conceptualize a fourth form of the intimate in time – and that some form of the plastic arts once again will able be able to expose the atopia of this intimacy in a way that once again reveals the utter impossibility of grasping it.

  11. Psicanálise e educação: banquete, fast food e merenda escolar Psychoanalysis and education: banquet, fast food and school meals

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    Marcia Simões Corrêa Neder Bacha

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste trabalho é refletir sobre a educação na perspectiva da formação psicológica do professor na Universidade. Um breve histórico ressalta a complexidade com que foi tratada pela Antigüidade, de onde emerge tecida por uma trama simbólica sobre as mesas dos banquetes. A partir desta relação entre educação e alimento, e da intimidade simbólica de oralidade e procriação demonstrada pela psicanálise, articula-se educação e sedução, mantendo-se, no horizonte, a idéia do engendramento de um filho imaginário. Situam-se, então, os conceitos modernos de infância no interior da educação assim compreendida, discutindo-se a possibilidade de derivar limites próprios e inerentes a uma tal combinação, especialmente dificuldades de aprendizagem, e o modo restrito como a educação costuma ser praticada nas escolas.The reason of this study is to think about education under the perspective of the psychological formation of the university professor. A brief historical study highlights the complexity with which it was symbolically treated by Antiquity. Considering the relationship of education and food, and the symbolic intimacy between orality and procreation demonstrated by psychoanalysis, education and seduction are articulated, maintaining on the horizon the idea of engendering an imaginary child. Hence, our modern concept of childhood placed within the notion of education thus understood and the difficulties in learning, as well as the restricted manner with which education is normally practiced in schools, are discussed.

  12. A sexualidade na etiologia das neuroses e a invenção da psicanálise/The role of sexuality in the etiology of neuroses and the invention of psychoanalysis

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    Márcio Aparecido Mariguela

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Em 1917, Freud definiu a sexualidade como tudo o que se relaciona com a distinção entre os dois sexos. Dessa premissa, extraiu uma conclusão: aquilo que é sexual é da ordem do impróprio. Minha estratégia nesse artigo é retornar à hipótese da sexualidade infantil para demarcar a invenção da psicanálise como arte da escuta desse algo impróprio que deve ser mantido secreto. Proponho uma leitura do artigo “A hereditariedade e a etiologia das neuroses”, escrito em francês e publicado por Freud em 1896, para demarcar a criação da psicanálise pela ruptura que estabeleceu com o discurso neurológico sobre os sintomas das psiconeuroses. Na seqüência, destaco alguns argumentos que se encontram no artigo “A sexualidade na etiologia das neuroses”, publicado em 1898, por considerá-lo o ponto de passagem para a publicação da obra fundadora da psicanálise: A Interpretação dos Sonhos. O primeiro artigo demonstra um ponto de ruptura; o segundo um ponto de passagem para que Freud pudesse instaurar as bases conceituais da teoria e da prática psicanalítica. In 1917, Freud defined sexuality as everything related to the distinction between the two sexes, getting to the conclusion that everything which is sexual is improper. My strategy in writing this article is to return to the hypothesis of child sexuality, marking it as a date to the invention of psychoanalysis as the art of listening to this improper something which should be kept in secret. I proposed the, “The heredity and the etiology of the neuroses”, written in French and published by Freud in 1896, as a date to the creation of psychoanalysis for the rupture it settled by the use of neurological discourse about the symptoms of the psychoneurosis.By addition, I highlight some arguments found in the “The sexuality in the etiology of neuroses”, published in 1898, for I consider it as the point of passage to the publication of the witting which founded psychoanalysis

  13. ACERCA DE LOS CELOS EN PSICOANÁLISIS. UNA APROXIMACIÓN PROUSTIANA // ON JEALOUSY IN PSYCHOANALYSIS. A PROUSTIAN APPROACH

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    En este artículo, en un primer momento, conside-raremos la variedad clínica de los celos, de acuerdo con un célebre planteo freudiano; luego, expondremos una diferencia clínica de relativa importancia, entre celos y envidia; por último, elucidaremos un tipo específico de celos, de acuerdo con un análisis de ciertos pasajes de En busca del tiempo perdido, de Marcel Proust, con el propósito de construir un fantasma escópico que los subtiende. // This paper, at first, considers the clinical vari...

  14. Mental models and language registers in the psychoanalysis of psychosis: an overview of a thirteen-year analysis.

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    Lombardi, Riccardo

    2003-08-01

    The author suggests that the use of mental models and language registers may help an analysis to proceed, especially in psychosis, when the patient has not yet developed a mental space that will allow him/her the functions of knowledge and containment of emotions. Models, according to Bion, are a primitive approach to abstraction and a manifestation of the analyst's reverie that enables him/her to transform sense data into alpha-elements. Ferrari, in a further development of Bion's theories, hypothesises a relationship between the transference and the internal level of body-mind communication, and proposes the use of language registers to sustain the psychoanalytic process. The author presents several clinical examples from a thirteen-year, four-session-a-week analysis of a psychotic analysand who was initially confused, paranoid and altogether unable to bring self-reflective thought to bear on her overwhelming emotions and had, by the end of the analysis, completely recovered from her psychotic symptoms. The clinical material shows how the technical tools of mental models and language registers helped in the construction of a mental space and spatio-temporal parameters, permitting the patient to tolerate overwhelming concrete emotions and finally to recognise and work through the emotions of an intense transference.

  15. ACERCA DE LOS CELOS EN PSICOANÁLISIS. UNA APROXIMACIÓN PROUSTIANA // ON JEALOUSY IN PSYCHOANALYSIS. A PROUSTIAN APPROACH

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    Full Text Available En este artículo, en un primer momento, conside-raremos la variedad clínica de los celos, de acuerdo con un célebre planteo freudiano; luego, expondremos una diferencia clínica de relativa importancia, entre celos y envidia; por último, elucidaremos un tipo específico de celos, de acuerdo con un análisis de ciertos pasajes de En busca del tiempo perdido, de Marcel Proust, con el propósito de construir un fantasma escópico que los subtiende. // This paper, at first, considers the clinical variety of jealousy according to a famous Freudian concep-tion. Then, a relatively-important clinical difference between jealousy and envy will be discussed. Finally, a specific type of jealousy will be elucidat-ed according to an analysis of certain passages of ―In search of Lost Time‖ by M. Proust, in order to build the scopic fantasy that underlies it.

  16. Freud's 'transference': Clinical technique in the 'Rat Man' case and theoretical conceptualization compared.

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    Diercks, Michael

    2017-07-31

    A considerable gap exists between clinical psychoanalytic concepts and psychoanalytic practice. It can be traced back to the early beginnings of psychoanalysis and to Freud's own handling of concepts that he had developed himself. Focusing on the concept of 'transference' that Freud in several steps coined so precisely from his experiences with hysteric patients and especially from his understanding of the 'Dora' case, it can be shown that he - seen from today - could not fully apply the meaning of his own concept in the later treatment of the so-called 'Rat Man'. Freud's 'Original record of the case' is used to scrutinize his way of understanding and handling the transference with this patient. To a substantial extent transference as well as counter-transference was rather enacted than understood in this case, partly due to Freud's own personal and scientific interests and to his ambitions to use this case as a demonstration of his therapeutic approach. In order to show this, it is unavoidable to correct several blurry or even misleading passages of Strachey's translation. Findings from numerous workshops using 'comparative clinical methods' indicate that up till now we analysts - like Freud - have great difficulties in applying Freud's incredible insight that "a whole series of former psychic experiences comes alive not as the past but as the present relationship to the person of the physician" (Freud, 1905c [1901], p. 279/280, my translation). Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  17. "Speak to me as to thy thinkings" commentary on 'Interpersonal psychoanalysis' radical façade" by Irwin Hirsch.

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    Bromberg, Philip M

    2002-01-01

    This article has two purposes. First, a rebuttal to those writers, including Irwin Hirsch, who criticize the current emphasis by relational analysts on the value of affective openness and affective honesty, particularly with regard to their use of clinical vignettes that vividly portray the analyst's use of self-revelation--as if these illustrations were revealing an endorsement of a naive and mindless invasion of the patient's psyche. The second, and perhaps more important purpose, is to illuminate something I feel is obscured by Hirsch's framing the topic of the analyst's "spontaneity" in the context of analytic politics--that an analyst's self-revelation in language is increasingly understood to be not simply "allowable," but a necessary part of the clinical process. Language does not make it less spontaneous nor part of what Hirsch calls a "standardized technique." Its most powerful therapeutic contribution is in facilitating linguistic symbolization of dissociated, enacted, subsymbolic experience that is immune to self-reflective cognition, immune to internal conflict, and thereby unavailable to interpretation until it becomes relationally accessible to language and thought. Both neuroscience and cognitive research support the need for a revised theory of therapeutic action consistent with the growing recognition of the human mind as a nonlinear, self-organizing dynamic system-a system in which normal maturation as well as therapeutic repair depends, developmentally, on an ineffable coming together of two minds in an unpredictable way. From this vantage point, the analyst's self-revelation contributes to the coconstruction of an alive intersubjective space through an ongoing process of engagement between two subjectivities, making the analyst's subjective openness as potentially negotiable as any other aspect of the patient/analyst relationship, rather than an unrepairable "intrusion" into a self-contained psyche.

  18. La filosofía antigua como “terapéutica del alma”, ¿antecedente del psicoanálisis?/Ancient philosophy as "the soul therapeutics", antecedent of psychoanalysis?

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    Andrea Díaz Genis

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    Full Text Available En este artículo recuperamos la tradición antigua del cuidado de sí, que asocia a la filosofía con el psicoanálisis, entendido como una cura del alma a través de la palabra, el autoexamen y la relación entre médico- paciente o filósofo-discípulo y de una verdad que necesita de la “conversión” del sujeto. Se recupera para ello la filosofía del Banquete de Platón y La Tranquilidad del Alma de Séneca.In this paper we bring back the ancient tradition of self-care, which associates psychoanalysis, with philosophy, understanding psychoanalysis as a cure of the soul through the word, the self examination, the relationship between patient and physician or philosopher and disciple, and a kind of truth which needs the subject’s "conversion". It is brought back through the philosophy of Plato's Symposium and “Tranquility of the soul” by Seneca.

  19. “Lo niño “ y el psicoanálisis: ¿posibilidad o imposibilidad?/“The children” and psycho-analysis: possible or impossible?

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo reflexionamos sobre el surgimiento del concepto “niño” a partir de la modernidad, los primeros planteos respecto del psicoanálisis de niños y las relaciones que se establecieron con la pedagogía en el interior del psicoanálisis. Desde los inicios, con Anna Freud y Melanie Klein, las curas con niños dieron lugar a dos dispositivos psicoanalíticos diferentes: una nueva forma de la pedagogía o la exploración del funcionamiento psíquico. Posteriormente, desde Lacan “lo niño” entendido como “el niño”, en tanto que sujeto en relación a un discurso familiar, y “lo infantil”, en tanto irrupción de algo del orden de lo subjetivo posibilitará un abordaje diferente. In this paper we reflex about the start of the concept “children” from the beginning of modernity, the first approaches referring to the psycho-analysis of children and the relationships that were established with the pedagogy.From the beginning with Anna Freud and Melanie Klein, the cures with children caused the creation of two different psycho-analysis: a new pedagogy or the exploration of the psychic functions. Then, since Lacan “the children” will allowed a different treatment.

  20. Toward a tripartite vision of supervision for psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapies: alliance, transference-countertransference configuration, and real relationship.

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    Watkins, C Edward

    2011-08-01

    The psychoanalytic supervision relationship is examined as a tripartite phenomenon, comprised of the supervisory alliance, transference-countertransference configuration, and real relationship. While most supervisory analysts would readily acknowledge that a real (or personal) relationship element exists in analytic supervision, that facet of the supervision relationship has not routinely been incorporated into considerations of psychoanalytic supervision. In this vision of supervision, real relationship, supervisory alliance, and transference-countertransference configuration are presented as integral and complementary constructs that define psychoanalytic supervision. Each of those three components is examined briefly with regard to its beginnings, evolution, and contemporary status; each component is also considered from an empirical perspective. While we have a growing quantitative and qualitative research foundation that supports psychoanalytic practice, psychoanalytic supervision has largely been ignored as a subject and object of scientific study. Supervisory alliance, transference-countertransference configuration, and real relationship are explored as research ready variables. Some clinical hypotheses--eminently testable and worthy of investigation--are proposed with regard to each component of the model, and some ideas--albeit tentative and preliminary--about how to initiate such inquiries are offered. © 2011 N.P.A.P.

  1. Clinical Case Studies in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Treatment

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    Willemsen, Jochem; Della Rosa, Elena; Kegerreis, Sue

    2017-01-01

    This manuscript provides a review of the clinical case study within the field of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatment. The method has been contested for methodological reasons and because it would contribute to theoretical pluralism in the field. We summarize how the case study method is being applied in different schools of psychoanalysis, and we clarify the unique strengths of this method and areas for improvement. Finally, based on the literature and on our own experience with case study research, we come to formulate nine guidelines for future case study authors: (1) basic information to include, (2) clarification of the motivation to select a particular patient, (3) information about informed consent and disguise, (4) patient background and context of referral or self-referral, (5) patient's narrative, therapist's observations and interpretations, (6) interpretative heuristics, (7) reflexivity and counter-transference, (8) leaving room for interpretation, and (9) answering the research question, and comparison with other cases. PMID:28210235

  2. Direct shoot regeneration via organogenesis in chieh- qua ...

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    Nov 27, 2013 ... In vitro micropropagation of a Cucurbita interspecific hybrid cultivar-a root stock plant. Plant Cell. Tiss. Org. Cult. 75: 179-. 182. Selvaraj N, Vasudevan A, Manickavasagam M, Kasthurirengan S,. Ganapthi A (2007). High frequency shoot regeneration from cotyledon explants of cucumber via organogenesis.

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: A SINE-QUA-NON FOR ...

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    Inferential and descriptive statistics ... homeless. Bosah (2013) documents about Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) pointing to a factor of 400-800% increase in waste water loading within the next four decades over ... Natural Resources (ICUN) state that environmental education is a must as conservation of nature.

  4. Experiencing Photographs Qua Photographs: What's So Special about Them?

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    Full Text Available Merely rhetorically and answering in the negative, Kendall Walton has asked: "Isn't photography just another method people have of making pictures, one that merely uses different tools and materials; cameras, photosensitive paper, and darkroom equipment, rather than canvas, paint, and brushes? And don't the results differ only contingently and in degree, not fundamentally, from pictures of other kinds?" Contrary to Walton and others, I answer with a resounding "Yes" to Walton’s questions in this article. It is a widely shared view that photographs are somehow special and that they fundamentally differ from hand-made pictures such as paintings, both from a phenomenological point of view (in the way we experience them and an epistemic point of view (since they are supposed to have a different that is, greater, epistemic value from paintings that gives us a privileged access to the world. I almost reject the totality of these claims and, as a consequence, there remains little difference between photographs and paintings. As we shall see, “photographs are always partly paintings,” a claim that is true not only of retouched digital photographs but of all photographs, including traditional ones made using photosensitive film and development techniques.

  5. SeaQuaKE: Sea-optimized Quantum Key Exchange

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    spatial modes (e.g. orbital angular momentum), on the other hand, will not be considered here, due to the challenges that harsh atmospheric propagation...three smaller subsystems, including the pump source, time-bin multiplexer , polarization entanglement & pair generation elements. Also shown are some...quality f Time-bin/ polariz. analysis Hyper- entangled source Tx aperture ALICE Laser pump f f ff f f PBSf f MZI SPDs MZI PBS Time-Bin Entanglement

  6. Direct shoot regeneration via organogenesis in chieh- qua ...

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    Nov 27, 2013 ... muskmelon (Molina and Nuez, 1995) and cucumber. (Mohiuddin et al., 1997). George et al. (2008) have found that direct or indirect regeneration readily occurred only in some plant species, or may even be restricted to certain varieties within species. This phenomenon may be attri- buted to the silencing of ...

  7. Rockets and spacecraft: Sine qua non of space science

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    The evolution of the national launch vehicle stable is presented along with lists of launch vehicles used in NASA programs. A partial list of spacecraft used throughout the world is also given. Scientific spacecraft costs are presented along with an historial overview of project development and funding in NASA.

  8. Government Expenditure in Nigeria: A Sine Qua Non for Economic ...

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    This paper analyzes the implications of government spending on the growth of Nigeria economy over the period 1980 – 2009. Using Johansen Cointegration, unit root test and error correction model, it was discovered that total capital expenditure, inflation rate, degree of openness and current government revenue are ...

  9. Being qua becoming: Aristotle's "Metaphysics", quantum physics, and Process Philosophy

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    Johnson, David Kelley

    In Aristotle's First Philosophy, science and philosophy were partners, but with the rise of empiricism, went their separate ways. Metaphysics combined the rational and irrational (i.e. final cause/unmoved mover) elements of existence to equate being with substance, postulating prime matter as pure potential that was actuated by form to create everything. Modern science reveres pure reason and postulates its theory of being by a rigorous scientific methodology. The Standard Model defines matter as energy formed into fundamental particles via forces contained in fields. Science has proved Aristotle's universe wrong in many ways, but as physics delves deeper into the quantum world, empiricism is reaching its limits concerning fundamental questions of existence. To achieve its avowed mission of explaining existence completely, physics must reunite with philosophy in a metascience modeled on the First Philosophy of Aristotle. One theory of being that integrates quantum physics and metaphysics is Process Philosophy.

  10. Being Qua Belongingness: The Provenance and Implications of ...

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    The earliest definitions of being from the Ancient Philosophers, through the Scholastics to Descartes and Kant as that which exist, have for Pantaleon Iroegbu remained abstract and unsubstantive. Although they have answered the question of what being is, Pantaleon argues that they are yet to answer the question of what ...

  11. Psicanálise e o pensamento científico: entre o fisicalismo e/ou a contraciência em diferentes modos de subjetividade Psychoanalysis and the scientifc thinking: between the phsysicism and/or the counter-science in different ways of subjectivity

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    Rogério Lustosa Bastos

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    Full Text Available Discutindo a psicanálise, a partir de sua inserção na linguagem e nas Ciências Humanas, sobretudo baseando-se em Foucault, este texto problematizará a sua proximidade e distanciamento em relação ao pensamento científico. Assim, principalmente analisando-a nas suas interconexões com a subjetividade contemporânea, será ressaltado que tal disciplina não só afasta-se dos parâmetros básicos do pensamento científico clássico, como também coloca-se como uma ciência à margem, ou melhor, como uma contraciência. Tal aspecto, além da vocação na psicologia clínica, destaca-a como uma disciplina que oferece outras importantes contribuições, seja no campo da estética, da epistemologia, da autoria e das humanidades em geral.Discussing psychoanalysis, from its insertion in the language and in the Human Sciences, chiefly focusing on Foucault, this article calls in question its nearness and farness regarding the scientific thinking. Thus, mainly analyzing it in its interconnections to the contemporaneous subjectivity, it will be highlighted that such discipline not only stands off from the basic parameters of the classical scientific thinking, but also lays itself as an aside Science, or rather, as a counter-science. Such feature, besides the vocation for clinical psychology, puts it into relief as a discipline which offers other important contributions, being them in the aesthetics field, in the epistemology, in the authorship, which is multiple, and in the humanities as a whole.

  12. Clinical holistic medicine: avoiding the Freudian trap of sexual transference and countertransference in psychodynamic therapy.

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    Ventegodt, Søren; Kandel, Isack; Merrick, Joav

    2008-04-14

    Sexual transference and countertransference can make therapy slow and inefficient when libidinous gratification becomes more important for both the patient and the therapist than real therapeutic progress. Sexual transference is normal when working with a patient's repressed sexuality, but the therapeutic rule of not touching often hinders the integration of sexual traumas, as this needs physical holding. So the patient is often left with sexual, Oedipal energies projected onto the therapist as an "idealized father" figure. The strong and lasting sexual desire for the therapist without any healing taking place can prolong therapy for many years, as it often does in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. We call this problem "Freud's Trap". Freud used intimate bodywork, such as massage, in the beginning of his career, but stopped, presumably for moral and political reasons. In the tradition of psychoanalysis, touch is therefore not allowed. Recent research in clinical holistic medicine (CHM), salutogenesis, and sexual healing has shown that touch and bodywork (an integral part of medicine since Hippocrates) are as important for healing as conversational therapy. CHM allows the patient to regress spontaneously to early sexual and emotional traumas, and to heal the deep wounds on body, soul, and sexual character from arrested psychosexual development. CHM treats sexuality in therapy more as the patient's internal affair (i.e., energy work) and less as a thing going on between the patient and the therapist (i.e., transference). This accelerates healing, and reduces sexual transference and the need for mourning at the end of therapy.

  13. Influences on my clinical practice and identity. Jungian analysis on the couch-what and where is the truth of it?

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    Schmidt, Martin

    2014-11-01

    The author considers the various influences that have shaped his clinical practice and particular identity as a Jungian analyst. It is hoped that the sharing of these observations will, like a shard of a hologram, reflect aspects of the Jungian community as a whole. The author also attempts to put Jungian analysis 'on the couch' by looking at the current debate in the Journal between traditional and relational psychoanalysis. This is compared to the discourse that philosophy has been struggling with for centuries concerning the nature of truth. © 2014, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  14. Algumas contribuições teóricas do referencial psicanalítico para as pesquisas sobre organizações Theoretical contributions of psychoanalysis to organizational research

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    Ana Magnólia Bezerra Mendes

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O texto tem por objetivo fazer uma reflexão sobre alguns aspectos epistemológicos e metodológicos do uso do referencial psicanalítico em pesquisas sobre organizações. A discussão busca clarificar as tensões da relação entre essas disciplinas, demonstrando que é possível uma integração teórica. A idéia de referência é a construção de diálogos e de complementariedades na apreensão de determinados fenômenos, tendo como foco de análise as contribuições da Psicanálise para o estudo das relações simbólicas indivíduo-trabalho-organização como um dos caminhos para desvelar a dinâmica organizacional. São discutidas estratégias metodológicas como observações, análise de documentos, escalas e entrevistas semi-estruturadas coletivas e individuais, tendo como pressuposto o modo de escuta dos fenômenos organizacionais, a forma de analisar o dado, de interpretar e de construir o conhecimento. Ainda é apresentada uma breve discussão de algumas pesquisas empíricas que vem sendo desenvolvidas nas organizações com base teórica no referencial psicanalítico.The paper's objective is to make a reflection about epystemological and methodological issues in the use of psychoanalysis in organizational research. The discussion aims to clarify the relationship between those disciplines demonstrating that it is possible to make a theoretical integration. The idea of this paper is to construct dialogues and to complement the specific phenomena apprehension, having as the focus of analysis the psychoanalysis contributions for the individual-work-organization symbolic relationships study as a way to see organizational dynamics. It discusses methodological strategies such as observations, document analysis, scales and semi structured collective and individual interview. We propose a specific approach to work with organizational phenomena, to analyze the data, to interpret and to build the knowledge. It is still presented a brief

  15. [The female paradigm in psychoanalysis].

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    Rohde-Dachser, C

    1990-01-01

    According to the author, the necessary change to a new psychoanalytic paradigm of femininity can only take place if the patriarchal discourse of psychoanalytic metatheory is systematically deconstructed. Only then can a reconstruction of this discourse occur with a view toward the emancipation of both genders.

  16. Enactments in Psychoanalysis: Therapeutic Benefits.

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    Stern, Stanley

    The therapeutic benefits of enactments are addressed. Relevant literature reveals disparate conceptions about the nature and use of enactments. Clarification of the term is discussed. This analyst's theoretical and technical evolution is addressed; it is inextricably related to using enactments. How can it not be? A taxonomy of enactments is presented. The article considers that enactments may be fundamental in the evolution from orthodox to contemporary analytic technique. Assumptions underlying enactments are explored, as are guidelines for using enactments. Finally, the article posits that enactments have widened the scope of analysis and contributed to its vitality.

  17. Art and emotion in psychoanalysis.

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    Jurist, Elliot L

    2006-10-01

    Freud's view that art satisfies psychic needs has been taken to mean that art has its source in the unconscious and that it unifies pleasure and reality. The author argues that there is a third point that Freud repeatedly emphasizes, which should not be overlooked, that art influences our emotions. The author examines what Freud means by this claim, in particular, his reading of Michelangelo's Moses. Freud's focus here on emotions as fundamental to subjective experience, as subject to regulation and as potentially healthy forms of communication serves to supplement and even challenge what he says in his theory of affect. The author concludes by making inferences about a contemporary psychoanalytic theory of affects: that it ought to be inclusive of science (more receptive to neurobiology and less bound to Freud) as well as art (preserving the focus on subjective experience, especially the processing of complex emotions), which is illustrated with the concept of mentalized affectivity.

  18. The Essentials of Existential Psychoanalysis

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    phase of existential psychotherapy. Method. The qualitative ... psychotherapy. In order to gain this soft information, a specific sampling technique clearly came to the fore. The logic of purposive sampling was apparent, as this investigation requires the ... or the Association for Humanistic Psychology (2002). However, not all ...

  19. Telepathy in psychoanalysis: an instance.

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    Shainberg, D

    1976-07-01

    A case is presented of a patient telepathically perceiving a stressful event in the analyst's life. Evidence for this is a dream of the patient that embodied a similar content and affect. It is hypothesized that the patient's telepathic ability derived from his self-effacing character trend, which determines an act of perception.

  20. Perspectives of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

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    Günther Maluschke

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    Full Text Available En la antigüedad clásica y en la Edad Media europea, la religión era la fuente principal de las normas éticas, y se consideraba a la vida moral como sumisión a un orden cosmológico preestablecido. En los tiempos modernos, se puede detectar una mudanza radical en la ética, debido a una nueva concepción de la subjetividad humana, lo que origina opiniones relativistas en la ética así como la pérdida de una orientación moral absolutamente cierta. Se considera a las normas morales como invenciones humanas, diferenciándolas de civilización a civilización, comprensión ésta que se está imponiendo especialmente en la filosofía anglo-sajónica. También para Freud, los valores morales son productos culturales, y a este respecto su pensamiento se parece con el abordaje empírico en la ética filosófica. Según Freud, los principios morales y la conciencia son resultado del sentimiento de culpa y de la renuncia pulsional impuesta de esta manera. Considerando que en el abordaje psicoanalítico de Freud prevalece el diagnóstico del malestar causado por la cultura y por la ética, el análisis ético-filosófico está mucho más interesado en los efectos positivos de la moralidad en la sociedad.

  1. Does experimental research support psychoanalysis?

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    Cohen, David

    2011-12-01

    The question of whether a psychodynamic view is compatible with experimental research is still a challenging issue-especially for child and adolescent psychopathology-despite the influence of psychoanalytic theory in this field until the 1980s. In this article, is explored the relationship between psychodynamic theory and experimental research using examples of evidence-based studies in the fields of (i) psychotherapeutic intervention assessment, (ii) placebo response in children and adolescents, (iii) unconscious lasting traumatic effects in children and adolescents, (iv) psychodynamic-oriented psychological testing. There are now a sufficient number of evidence-based studies to support the use of psychodynamic therapy in mental disorders, particularly in personality disorder and anxious/depressive disorder. In addition, placebo responses in children and adolescents with internalizing disorders are significantly higher in major depression compared to obsessive-compulsive disorder or other anxiety disorders, which highlights differential psychopathologies regarding the experience of loss. Also, using an experimental task, psychoanalysts are able to identify, without explicit knowledge and above the level of chance, healthy adults whose siblings had experienced cancer during childhood. This experiment suggests that implicit information regarding a participant's history is conveyed in interpersonal exchanges that can be intuitively perceived by judges experienced in listening to free associations from a psychodynamic perspective. Finally, psychodynamic-oriented psychological testing may predict the transition to schizophrenia in adolescents with a history of manic/mixed episodes. It can be concluded that there are no discrepancies between psychodynamic views and experimental data, whether one tests psychotherapeutic approaches, discusses data from other fields such as psychopharmacology, or designs experiments based on psychodynamic theory. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. AROUND THE PSYCHOANALYSIS`OBJECT

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    Em torno do objeto da psicanálise discute a relação entre psicanálise e ciência, tendo em vista a especificidade do objeto da psicanálise. Partindo do contexto do debate epistemológico contemporâneo ao nascimento da psicanálise, considera os impasses de Freud em localizar este novo campo de saber que se inaugurava no ideal da ciência, que exige um objeto claro e definido, e como Lacan retoma este impasse. Define o campo especifico de atuação da psicanálise, den...

  3. A biopolítica na genealogia da psicanálise: da salvação à cura Biopolitics in the genealogy of psychoanalysis: from salvation to cure

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    Joel Birman

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A intenção inicial deste ensaio, inscrito no campo da história das ciências, é circunscrever a passagem histórica do ideal da salvação para o da cura no Ocidente, indicando os efeitos do processo de medicalização do social realizado pela biopolítica. Em seguida, delineiam-se os diversos desdobramentos da biopolítica nos primórdios do discurso da psicanálise.The initial aim of this essay is to sketch out the historical passage from the ideal of salvation to the ideal of cure in the West, indicating the effects of the process of medicalization of society attained through biopolitics. In second place, it is intended to describe the different ramifications of biopolitics in the origins of psychoanalysis discourse.

  4. Psicanálise e neurociências: um mapa dos debates Psicoanálisis y neurociencias: un mapa de los debates Psychoanalysis and neurosciences: a map of the debates

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    Marcia Moraes Davidovich

    2010-12-01

    , el tercer grupo entiende que la articulación sin la jerarquización de los modelos en juego, es fuente fértil para la formulación de nuevas hipótesis teóricas y para la revisión del edificio conceptual de la psicoanálisis.This article will present an overview of the debate about the connections between psychoanalysis and neuroscience. In the psychoanalytic camp, the three main groups are identified as: (1 hybridisation, (2 isolation and (3 interlocution. The first group understands the need for creating a hybrid field, as neurosciences can provide psychoanalysis with underpinnings, methodological techniques and firmer concepts of mental function. This idea is developing as the foundation of Neuropsychoanalysis. The second group, marked strongly by the lacanian discourse, rejects any linkage, thinking them epistemologically incompatible, and predicting an inevitable subjugation of psychoanalysis to scientific dictums. Finally the third group understands interlocution, without hierarchification of the models in play, as a fertile ground for the formulation of new hypotheses and the renovation of the conceptual edifice of psychoanalysis.

  5. O transitivismo como dispositivo clínico-conceitual The transitivism as a clinical conceptual device

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    Luís Fernando Barnetche Barth

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Procura-se demonstrar a importância do transitivismo como dispositivo clínico-conceitual e sua aplicação em psicanálise. Os autores introduzem o conceito de "operação transitivista", de Bergès e Balbo, e um caso clínico previamente discutido por J.-D. Nasio, o qual apresenta aspectos acerca do tratamento de transtornos psicossomáticos, como ponto de partida deste estudo.The present study's aim is to demonstrate the importance of transitivism as a clinical conceptual device and its application in psychoanalysis. The authors introduce Bergès & Balbo's concept of the 'transitivist operation' and a clinical case previously discussed by J.-D. Nasio (which presented aspects of the treatment of psychosomatic disorders as the starting point of this study.

  6. Hidden gifts of love: a clinical application of object relations theory.

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    Steinberg, Naomi

    2010-08-01

    Using an extended clinical example, the author applies aspects of Kleinian, Fairbairnian, and Bionian theory to demonstrate how individuals may come to hide away feelings of both love and aggression. In the clinical material presented, a version of a schizoid retreat was understood as a pervasive response to trauma. The author attempts to explore more specifically the nature of a 'traumatizing outer world' ( Guntrip, 1969 ) and how these experiences cause an individual to retreat and undermine movement toward healthy adult dependency. An understanding of these dynamics helps inform the psychoanalytic treatment process and can serve as a type of roadmap in navigating through challenging transference-countertransference enactments. Copyright © 2010 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  7. Investigación, psicoanálisis, educación Parte II: avance de investigación: Freud, la educación, el psicoanálisis (Research, Psychoanalysis and education - Part II: Research advance: Freud, education, psychoanalysis

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    Guillermo Bustamante Zamudio

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available ResumenMomentos de Freud. 1913: la educación mejoraría si conociera el desarrollo infantil; dirigir las pulsiones hacia metas valiosas salvaguarda la creatividad y el disfrute. 1925: la educación tiene sus funciones, aunque no conduzca a la madurez; lo cual no puede subsanar el psicoanálisis, pues no es instalable la transferencia con niños. La provechosa instrucción psicoanalítica calaría hondo en pedagogos psicoanalizados. 1932: igual procedimiento pedagógico no beneficia homogéneamente; imposible hacer profilaxis psíquica. El niño, incapaz de alcanzar el dominio de las pulsiones, es psicoanalizable. Además de un educador con información y terapia psicoanalíticas, conviene tener padres que hayan experimentado un análisis.AbstractFreud’s moments. 1913: Education would be better if children it were aware of children development. Directing drive toward s worthy goals enhances both creativity and joy. 1925: Education has its functions, though it does not lead to maturity; this cannot be resolved by psychoanalysis, because transference does not work within children. The advantageous psychoanalytic instruction would go deep into psychoanalyzed teachers. 1932: the same pedagogic procedure does not homogeneously benefit, it is not possible to make a psychic prophylaxis. Children, unable to govern drives, can be psychoanalyzed. It is convenient having parents who have been psychoanalyzed, besides having a teacher who knows psychoanalytic information and therapy.ResumoMomentos de Freud. 1913: a educação melhoraria se conhecesse o desenvolvimento; dirigir as pulsões para metas valiosas salvaguarda a criatividade e o gozo. 1925: a educação tem suas funções, ainda que não conduza à maturidade; o que não pode corrigir a psicanálise, pois não é instaurável a transferência com crianças. A proveitosa instrução psicanalítica marcaria os pedagogos psicanalisados. 1932: igual procedimento pedagógico não beneficia

  8. En diálogo con los artículos del dossier psicoanálisis y filosofía. ¿Hay un diálogo posible?/In dialogue with the articles of dossier psychoanalysis and phylosophy. Is there a possible dialogue?

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    Ana María Fernández

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la pregunta que anima este número de la revista ¿hay un diálogo posible entre el psicoanálisis y la filosofía? el presente artículo tiene como cometido realizar un dialogo con algunos autores del Dossier, tomando como punto de referencia los trabajos en los cuales está presente cierta problematización del psicoanálisis a través de los trabajos de Foucault. The main question that brings about this new issue of the Journal is about the possible or impossible dialog between psychoanalysis and philosophy. Particularly, this article considers author contributions to this issue challenging psychoanalysis through the lens of Foucauldian theory.

  9. [Discourse on humanistic clinical care and nurse healing].

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    Mu, Pei-Fan

    2011-10-01

    The Humanistic Clinical Care and Nurse Healing series of graduate studies courses at National Yang-Ming University reflects the mission and goals of the master's and doctoral programs to cultivate the core competence of students. The humanistic nursing curriculum is designed to engender nurse subjectivity by integrating multidisciplinary knowledge. Courses focus on humanistic ideals and ontological, epistemological and methodological nurse fitness while cultivating nurses' humanistic caring competence and humanistic knowledge development. The Humanistic Clinical Care and Nursing Healing curriculum addresses core subject areas including psychoanalysis and humanistic caring, humanistic clinical knowledge exploration, western philosophy and humanistic caring, imaging art and humanistic caring, and the humanistic caring aspect of helping others as well as discusses creative and evidence-based ideas in health promotion and humanistic nursing. The curriculum begins with identifying and understanding concepts, then advances toward applying concepts in practice, reflection, and healing. This paper introduces curriculum structure and content, evaluates student learning through focus groups and assignment content analysis, and discusses the future development potential of humanistic clinical care and nurse healing.

  10. DE LA EPIMÉLEIA HEAUTU EN SÓCRATES A LA INQUIETUD POR EL SUJETO EN PSICOANÁLISIS // FROM EPIMÉLEIA HEAUTU IN SOCRATES TO INQUISITIVENESS FOR THE SUBJECT IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

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    Jorge Iván Jaramillo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La perspectiva del pensamiento de Michel Foucault derivó de las relaciones entre el sujeto y los dispositivos de poder, a una concepción que busca reivindicar las relaciones entre el sujeto y la verdad, concepción ésta que se enmarca en un imperativo olvidado por el pensamiento moderno que llegó a su culmen bajo el aserto “pienso, luego soy”. Este imperativo, desde la perspectiva foucaultiana, se dice en términos de un “cuidado de sí” o “inquietud de sí”, el cual se constituye como una forma de ascetismo al cual hay que retornar para restablecer esa relación olvidada del sujeto con la verdad.Este texto es una reflexión sobre el psicoanálisis como esa posible práctica que retoma la inquietud de sí, teniendo en cuenta su especificidad, de tal suerte que una teoría que tiene como elemento axial al sujeto debe también tener en cuenta una pregunta fundamental: ¿qué es aquello sobre lo que el psicoanálisis se inquieta? ¿Cuál es la naturaleza de este sujeto? // Michel Foucault's thinking moved from the relationships between the subject and the apparatus of power to a conception that seeks to vindicate the relationships between the subject and truth. Such conception is in the context of an imperative forgotten by the Modern thinking that reached its apex under the assertion “I think, therefore I am.” This imperative, from a Foucauldian perspective, is in the terms of a “care of the self”, which becomes a form of asceticism where it is necessary to return in order to restore the forgotten relationship between the subject and truth.This text is a reflection on psychoanalysis as a possible practice that restores the care of the self, taking into account its specificity, so that a theory that has the subject as an axial element must also take into account a fundamental question: what is psychoanalysis concerned about? What is the nature of this subject?

  11. NEM PHYSIS, NEM PSYCHÉ: O PAPEL DA ESTRUTURA NO REORDENAMENTO EPISTÊMICO DA PSICANÁLISE NEITHER PHYSIS, NOR PSYCHÉ: THE ROLE OF STRUCTURE IN EPISTEMOLOGICAL REORGANIZATION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

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    Gilson Iannini

    2010-05-01

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    O principal objetivo deste trabalho é discutir o sentido do recurso de Lacan ao paradigma estrutural. A presente investigação enfatiza a função desse recurso no que tange as relações entre psicanálise e história das ciências. Freud, ao buscar estabelecer a identidade epistemológica da psicanálise precisou escolher entre Naturwissenschaften e Geisteswissenschaften. Sua opção pelo modelo das ciências naturais implica certo desconforto epistemológico entre modelo e objeto. O recurso lacaniano à estrutura é uma estratégia de criar um novo espaço para a psicanálise no âmbito das ciências. A influência dos trabalhos de Koyré é determinante. Apenas uma ciência estruturalista poderia formular uma concepção não-psicologicista e não naturalista de sujeito. Isso se mostra particularmente no que concerne à categoria de causa.    

    The main aim of this paper is to discuss the meaning of Lacan's uses of the structural paradigm. The investigation will emphasize the function of this use in terms of relations between psychoanalysis and history of sciences. Freud, in order to establish the epistemological identity for psychoanalyses was impelled to choose between Naturwissenschaften or Geisteswissenschaften. By assuming the natural sciences model Freud has created what one can call a certain epistemological discomfort: model and object seems not to fit each other. The influence of Koyre's work is here remarkable. Lacan's uses of structural paradigm may be seemed as a strategy to create a new space for psychoanalysis in science. Only a structuralist science could formulate a conception of the subject that is nor naturalistic, nor psychological. This is showed particularly in what concerns the category of cause.    

  12. Transference, relationship and the analyst as object: Findings from the North American Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party.

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    Rudden, Marie G; Bronstein, Abbot

    2015-06-01

    Data from the North American Comparative Clinical Methods (CCM) Working Party a is used to 1) explore how psychoanalysts in North America conceive and address the transference and the relationship between analyst-analysand and 2) to study what kinds of 'objects' psychoanalysts become, explicitly and implicitly, within psychoanalytic treatments. The North American CCM Working Party closely studied 17 clinical cases presented by North American psychoanalysts across the spectrum of analytic schools at their meetings. We found that the 17 analysts fell into three different groupings according to the internal consistency of their method and their approaches to transference, relationship and analyst-as -object. We also found that analysts' individual work, while heavily influenced by their schools of thought, also involved unique interpretations of their particular paradigms. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  13. Lacan’s construction and deconstruction of the schema of the two mirrors

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    Stijn eVanheule

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In the nineteen fifties Jacques Lacan developed a set-up with a concave mirror and a plane mirror, based on which he described the nature of human identification. He also formulated ideas on how psychoanalysis, qua clinical practice, responds to identification. In this paper Lacan’s schema of the two mirrors is described in detail and the theoretical line of reasoning he aimed to articulate with aid of this spatial model is discussed. It is argued that Lacan developed his double-mirror device to clarify the relationship between the drive, the ego, the ideal ego, the ego ideal, the other and the Other. This model helped Lacan describe the dynamics of identification and explain how psychoanalytic treatment works. He argued that by working with free association, psychoanalysis aims to articulate unconscious desire, and bypass the tendency of the ego for misrecognition. The reasons why Lacan stressed the limits of his double-mirror model and no longer considered it useful from the early nineteen sixties onward are examined. It is argued that his concept of the gaze, which he qualifies as a so-called ‘object a,’ prompted Lacan move away from his double-mirror set-up. In those years Lacan gradually began to study the tension between drive and signifier. The schema of the two mirrors, by contrast, focused on the tension between image and signifier, and missed the point Lacan aimed to address in this new era of his work.

  14. Lacan’s Construction and Deconstruction of the Double-Mirror Device

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    Vanheule, Stijn

    2011-01-01

    In the 1950s Jacques Lacan developed a set-up with a concave mirror and a plane mirror, based on which he described the nature of human identification. He also formulated ideas on how psychoanalysis, qua clinical practice, responds to identification. In this paper Lacan’s schema of the two mirrors is described in detail and the theoretical line of reasoning he aimed to articulate with aid of this spatial model is discussed. It is argued that Lacan developed his double-mirror device to clarify the relationship between the drive, the ego, the ideal ego, the ego-ideal, the other, and the Other. This model helped Lacan describe the dynamics of identification and explain how psychoanalytic treatment works. He argued that by working with free association, psychoanalysis aims to articulate unconscious desire, and bypass the tendency of the ego for misrecognition. The reasons why Lacan stressed the limits of his double-mirror model and no longer considered it useful from the early 1960s onward are examined. It is argued that his concept of the gaze, which he qualifies as a so-called “object a,” prompted Lacan move away from his double-mirror set-up. In those years Lacan gradually began to study the tension between drive and signifier. The schema of the two mirrors, by contrast, focused on the tension between image and signifier, and missed the point Lacan aimed to address in this new era of his work. PMID:21949511

  15. Construcción de tradiciones historiográficas en psicología y psicoanálisis The making of historiographic traditions in psychology and psychoanalysis

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    Hugo Klappenbach

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación revisa dos tradiciones historiográficas en psicología; la tradición historiográfica anglo sajona, introducida por Boring en Estados Unidos y la tradición historiográfica psicoanalítica, introducido por Jones en Inglaterra. Se propone el nombre de tradición historiográfica para describir las operaciones y reconstrucciones historiográficas que tamizan el conocimiento de la historia de la psicología y del psicoanálisis. El trabajo analiza los presupuestos de ambas tradiciones desde el campo de los estudios históricos y algunas concepciones de la historiografía, en particular de la obra de Hobsbawn y José Luis Romero, tanto como el significado mítico de ambas tradiciones.The present paper reviews two historiographic traditions within psychological field: the Anglo-Saxon historiographic tradition, introduced by Boring in the United States, and the psychoanalytical historiographic tradition, introduced by Jones in England. The name historiographic tradition is proposed to describe the historiographic operations and reconstructions that sift the knowledge of the history of psychology and psychoanalysis. The research points out the historiographic bases of both traditions from the point of view of historical studies. Some concepts from the historians Eric Hobsbawm and Jose Luis Romero are analyzed as well as the mythical significance of both traditions.

  16. Clinical Trials

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  17. Clinical Holistic Medicine: Avoiding the Freudian Trap of Sexual Transference and Countertransference in Psychodynamic Therapy

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    Søren Ventegodt

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Sexual transference and countertransference can make therapy slow and inefficient when libidinous gratification becomes more important for both the patient and the therapist than real therapeutic progress. Sexual transference is normal when working with a patient's repressed sexuality, but the therapeutic rule of not touching often hinders the integration of sexual traumas, as this needs physical holding. So the patient is often left with sexual, Oedipal energies projected onto the therapist as an “idealized father” figure. The strong and lasting sexual desire for the therapist without any healing taking place can prolong therapy for many years, as it often does in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. We call this problem “Freud's Trap”. Freud used intimate bodywork, such as massage, in the beginning of his career, but stopped, presumably for moral and political reasons. In the tradition of psychoanalysis, touch is therefore not allowed. Recent research in clinical holistic medicine (CHM, salutogenesis, and sexual healing has shown that touch and bodywork (an integral part of medicine since Hippocrates are as important for healing as conversational therapy. CHM allows the patient to regress spontaneously to early sexual and emotional traumas, and to heal the deep wounds on body, soul, and sexual character from arrested psychosexual development. CHM treats sexuality in therapy more as the patient’s internal affair (i.e., energy work and less as a thing going on between the patient and the therapist (i.e., transference. This accelerates healing, and reduces sexual transference and the need for mourning at the end of therapy.

  18. The words we work with that work on us: clinical paradigm and cumulative relational trauma.

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    Heuer, Birgit

    2017-11-01

    This paper addresses a gap between analytic clinical theory and practice which emerges when examining the words we work with via textual and narrative research of case histories. Both subject matter and methodology fit with the remit of conceptual research in psychoanalysis, currently ranging from inductive to nomothetical approaches. Research of clinical language reveals an implicit account of human nature and the world which undergirds clinical practice. Based in the critical philosophy of the previous century, this is termed clinical paradigm. Such implicit views are induced rather than explicitly taught during analytic training, and need to be spelled out in order to become available to discourse and difference of opinion. Textual research shows these implicit pre-clinical attitudes to be inherently pessimistic and thus too similar to the views of self and others found in cumulative relational trauma. Moreover, clinical accounts tend to normalize subtly antagonistic forms of relating, recently recognised as micro-trauma. Importantly, this contravenes the agapic orientation of our theories and ethics. Paradigmatic reflection as a form of professional individuation addresses this gap. This includes a more optimistic outlook which can be traced through the philosophical implications of quantum theory. © 2017, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  19. Embodied simulation in exposure-based therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder-a possible integration of cognitive behavioral theories, neuroscience, and psychoanalysis.

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    Peri, Tuvia; Gofman, Mordechai; Tal, Shahar; Tuval-Mashiach, Rivka

    2015-01-01

    Exposure to the trauma memory is the common denominator of most evidence-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although exposure-based therapies aim to change associative learning networks and negative cognitions related to the trauma memory, emotional interactions between patient and therapist have not been thoroughly considered in past evaluations of exposure-based therapy. This work focuses on recent discoveries of the mirror-neuron system and the theory of embodied simulation (ES). These conceptualizations may add a new perspective to our understanding of change processes in exposure-based treatments for PTSD patients. It is proposed that during exposure to trauma memories, emotional responses of the patient are transferred to the therapist through ES and then mirrored back to the patient in a modulated way. This process helps to alleviate the patient's sense of loneliness and enhances his or her ability to exert control over painful, trauma-related emotional responses. ES processes may enhance the integration of clinical insights originating in psychoanalytic theories-such as holding, containment, projective identification, and emotional attunement-with cognitive behavioral theories of learning processes in the alleviation of painful emotional responses aroused by trauma memories. These processes are demonstrated through a clinical vignette from an exposure-based therapy with a trauma survivor. Possible clinical implications for the importance of face-to-face relationships during exposure-based therapy are discussed.

  20. Embodied simulation in exposure-based therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder—a possible integration of cognitive behavioral theories, neuroscience, and psychoanalysis

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    Peri, Tuvia; Gofman, Mordechai; Tal, Shahar; Tuval-Mashiach, Rivka

    2015-01-01

    Exposure to the trauma memory is the common denominator of most evidence-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although exposure-based therapies aim to change associative learning networks and negative cognitions related to the trauma memory, emotional interactions between patient and therapist have not been thoroughly considered in past evaluations of exposure-based therapy. This work focuses on recent discoveries of the mirror-neuron system and the theory of embodied simulation (ES). These conceptualizations may add a new perspective to our understanding of change processes in exposure-based treatments for PTSD patients. It is proposed that during exposure to trauma memories, emotional responses of the patient are transferred to the therapist through ES and then mirrored back to the patient in a modulated way. This process helps to alleviate the patient's sense of loneliness and enhances his or her ability to exert control over painful, trauma-related emotional responses. ES processes may enhance the integration of clinical insights originating in psychoanalytic theories—such as holding, containment, projective identification, and emotional attunement—with cognitive behavioral theories of learning processes in the alleviation of painful emotional responses aroused by trauma memories. These processes are demonstrated through a clinical vignette from an exposure-based therapy with a trauma survivor. Possible clinical implications for the importance of face-to-face relationships during exposure-based therapy are discussed. PMID:26593097

  1. Embodied simulation in exposure-based therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder—a possible integration of cognitive behavioral theories, neuroscience, and psychoanalysis

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    Tuvia Peri

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Exposure to the trauma memory is the common denominator of most evidence-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD. Although exposure-based therapies aim to change associative learning networks and negative cognitions related to the trauma memory, emotional interactions between patient and therapist have not been thoroughly considered in past evaluations of exposure-based therapy. This work focuses on recent discoveries of the mirror-neuron system and the theory of embodied simulation (ES. These conceptualizations may add a new perspective to our understanding of change processes in exposure-based treatments for PTSD patients. It is proposed that during exposure to trauma memories, emotional responses of the patient are transferred to the therapist through ES and then mirrored back to the patient in a modulated way. This process helps to alleviate the patient's sense of loneliness and enhances his or her ability to exert control over painful, trauma-related emotional responses. ES processes may enhance the integration of clinical insights originating in psychoanalytic theories—such as holding, containment, projective identification, and emotional attunement—with cognitive behavioral theories of learning processes in the alleviation of painful emotional responses aroused by trauma memories. These processes are demonstrated through a clinical vignette from an exposure-based therapy with a trauma survivor. Possible clinical implications for the importance of face-to-face relationships during exposure-based therapy are discussed.

  2. Resistirmos, a que será que se destina? A psicanálise pode ou não voltar-se sobre si mesma, face ao enigma de outros campos? We resist, what is the use of it? Can psychoanalysis turn back to itself in the face of the enigma of other fields?

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    Maria Clara Queiroz Corrêa

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Toma-se o conceito de resistência - em suas diferentes modalidades na obra de Freud e em sua reconsideração, por Derrida - como um operador das condições de aproximação da psicanálise à experiência da arte. Três depoimentos de artistas e críticos permitem analisar alguns pontos em que a interpretação analítica se mostrou insuficiente para a recepção da arte, especialmente da arte contemporânea. Conclui-se, entretanto, com a retomada de importantes perspectivas conceituais da própria psicanálise, que levariam seu saber a uma convergência com o que o campo das artes afirma, através da voz de seus críticos e artistas, e das obras produzidas.We resist, what end does it serve? Can psychoanalysis turn back to itself in face of the enigma of other fields? The article addresses the concept of resistance - in its different modalities found in Freud's work and in its reconsideration by Derrida - as an mediator for the approximation between psychoanalysis and the experience of art. Three testimonies by artists and critics expose some points where the analytical interpretation may be an insufficient receptor for the achievements of art, specially in its contemporaneous version. However, the author concludes with the renewal of important conceptual perspectives of psychoanalysis itself, that would take its knowledge to a convergence with the art's statement, according to artists and critics, and the resulting works.

  3. A psicanálise como formação do inconsciente: a dinâmica dos atos nas obras de Freud/The psychoanalysis as formation of the unconscious: the dynamics of the acts in the freud workmanship

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    Roberto de Oliveira Preu

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo consiste em uma breve apreciação sobre o jogo entre intenção e realização na psicanálise. Busca assinalar como o sucesso de Freud no estabelecimento de uma verdade sobre o psiquismo se dá ao preço de uma subversão de seus projetos iniciais e de boa parte de suas concepções epistemológicas. Partindo da caracterização do ato intencional e de seu correlato psicanalítico, o ato falho, busca, por meio de exemplos ilustrativos dos impasses e desvios da obra freudiana, sustentar que seu legado é, em parte uma formação do inconsciente. Nesse sentido, procura caracterizar o criador da psicanálise como um herói que venceu por seus fracassos e pela travessia do trágico, bem ao estilo do que caracteriza, acima de tudo, o sujeito da psicanálise: o sujeito do inconsciente. This paper approaches the interaction between intention and realization in psychoanalysis. It intends to show how Freud’s successes in determine a truth about the psychic apparatus due to subversion on his initial project as well as on his epistemological conceptions. Beginning with the definition of intentional act and its psychoanalytical associate, the parapraxis, it intends, through illustrative examples of the impasses and detours on Freud’s work, to sustain that his legacy is, in part, an unconscious formation. In this sense, it tries to characterize Psychoanalysis´ initiator as a hero who won by its failures and working through tragedy, just like how it is defined, above all, the subject of Psychoanalysis: the subject of the unconscious.

  4. A constituição do sujeito na psicanálise lacaniana: impasses na separação La constitución del sujeto en el psicoanálisis lacaniano: impases en la separación The constitution of the subject in lacanian psychoanalysis: impairments in separation

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    Maria Cristina Ricotta Bruder

    2007-12-01

    la luz de las teorías vigentes.A theoretical research on the constitution of the subject in Lacanian Psychoanalysis is provided. The clinical aspect which motivates current research is the dealing with children bearing serious problems (psychosis, autism, mental disability, etc and with their mothers, coupled to difficulties encountered at a specific moment in the treatment, or rather, when the structural separation between mother and child occurs. There are two ways through which the subject constitutes itself: the mirror phase and the topology of alienation and separation are both carefully presented and investigated. Although alienation is analyzed, the study focuses on the emergence of the subject within the unconscious, as distinct from the ego which is essentially imaginary. Emergence is given according to the Lacanian reading of Descartes’s Cogito, ergo sum. Impairments in the clinical treatment when separation occurs - especially the emergence of physical symptoms in the mother - are taken into account and analyzed in the light of the above-mentioned theories.

  5. O saber e a verdade na Psicanálise e na Universidade El saber y la verdad en el Psicoanálisis y en la Universidad Knowledge and truth in Psychoanalysis and in the University

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    Leonardo J. B. Danziato

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O autor realiza uma discussão acerca da posição da psicanálise no âmbito da Universidade e em sua relação com a ciência. Para tanto, promove uma problematização sobre as relações históricas entre o saber e a verdade na estrutura desses discursos, apresentando uma argumentação que considera a função política do saber e da verdade na constituição do sujeito na modernidade. Para demonstrar a relação política e econômica entre ciência e capitalismo, de forma a fundamentar suas análises das apropriações que essas práticas e discursos realizam dessas categorias, articula proposições das obras de Lacan e Foucault, entendendo que essas análises históricas e genealógicas são necessárias para aprofundar o debate sobre as relações entre psicanálise, ciência e Universidade.El autor realiza una discusión acerca de la posición del psicoanálisis en el ámbito de la Universidad y en su relación con la ciencia. Para eso, promueve una problematización sobre las relaciones históricas entre el saber y la verdad en la estructura de esos discursos, presentando una argumentación que considera la función política del saber y de la verdad en la constitución del sujeto en la modernidad. Para demostrar la relación política y económica entre ciencia y capitalismo, de forma de fundamentar sus análisis de las apropiaciones que esas prácticas y discursos realizan de esas categorías, articula proposiciones de las obras de Lacan y Foucault, entendiendo que esos análisis históricos y genealógicos son necesarios para profundizar el debate sobre las relaciones entre psicoanálisis, ciencia y Universidad.The author presents a discussion about the position of psychoanalysis within the university and its relationship to science. For that he promotes a questioning about the historical links between knowledge and truth in the structure of these speeches, presenting an argument that considers the political role of knowledge and

  6. Educação, psicanálise e sociedade: possibilidades de uma relação crítica Education, psychoanalysis and society: possibilities of a critical connection

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    Sueli Soares dos Santos Batista

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é buscar, na relação entre psicanálise e educação, possíveis elementos que ultrapassem a psicologização dos problemas educacionais essencialmente de origem social, política e econômica. Entretanto, não se descarta o aspecto frutífero desta relação, que pode ser a utilização da hermenêutica psicanalítica aliada à crítica dialética da cultura. Ao nos apropriamos de uma leitura frankfurtiana do pensamento de Freud, procuramos mostrar a importância da psicanálise para a reflexão sobre a produção do conhecimento, sobre a relação professor-aluno e para a denúncia de posturas pedagógicas meramente adaptativas e não emancipatórias. Se a ambigüidade da formação cultural, e, em sentido estrito, da educação, não pode ser eliminada simplesmente com um esclarecimento terminológico, é tarefa da Teoria Crítica contrapor os conceitos à realidade. Portanto, formação cultural é a negação do que vivenciamos até então: semiformação socializada (Halbbildung possível de ser apreendida na educação por meio de parâmetros pedagógicos que não têm aprofundado sua reflexão sobre a cultura e a teoria do conhecimento, sobre a democratização do ensino, a indústria cultural e os processos inconscientes existentes na relação escola-sociedade. Reivindicamos o esforço teórico em contraposição ao praticismo reinante nas intervenções feitas em prol da educação.The aim of this paper is to search in the relationship between psychoanalysis and education for possible elements that allow us to overcome the psychologization of educational problems, which are essentially of a social, political and economical nature. However, the fruitful aspect of that relationship is not desregarded, which one is represented by the use of the psychoanalytical hermeneutics associated with the dialectical critique of culture. By adopting a Frankfurtian reading of the Freudian thinking, the paper points out the

  7. El objeto de la angustia: Husserl, Heidegger, Lacan. Una aproximación desde la fenomenología y el psicoanálisis The object of anguish: Husserl, Heidegger, Lacan. An approach through phenomenology and psychoanalysis

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    Gloria Autino

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se propone elucidar el estatuto de la angustia como acto objetivante. Que la angustia es un afecto referido a un objeto es un tema de interés tradicional para el psicoanálisis y fenomenología. Nos proponemos demostrar tres cuestiones: a una lectura de la Quinta de las Investigaciones Lógicas (1900-1 de Husserl revela que todo acto intencional no objetivante exige un acto objetivante del cual obtener su objeto de referencia; b la angustia como afecto sin objeto es el producto de una interpretación habitual de las afirmaciones de Heidegger en ¿Qué es metafísica? (1949, mientras que una lectura más atenta revela un aspecto novedoso respecto del problema del objeto de la angustia; c la necesidad husserliana del objeto en los actos no objetivantes, entre los cuales se encuentra la angustia, se corresponde con la exigencia del objeto resaltada por Lacan en el Seminario X (1962-3 en relación al objeto a.The aim of this paper is to elucidate the character of anguish as an objectifying act. Anguish considered as a mode of affection referred to an object is a subject of traditional research in psychoanalysis and phenomenology. We intend to demonstrate three hypotheses: a reading the Fifth of Husserl's Logical Investigations (1900-1 reveals that all non-objectifying intentional acts need an objectifying act from which to obtain its reference object; b anguish as an objectless affection is the result of a common construal of Heidegger's statements in What is metaphysic? (1949, while a more careful reading reveals an unnoticed aspect regarding the problem of the object of anguish; c the husserlian necessity of an object in non-objectifying acts, to which anguish belongs, corresponds with the need of an object highlighted by Lacan in the Seminar X (1962-3 with regard to the object a.

  8. Anísio Teixeira e a psicologia: o diálogo com a psicanálise - Anísio Teixeira and psychology: dialogue with psychoanalysis

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    Karen Fernanda Bortoloti

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa as ideias e a atuação de Anísio Teixeira nos primeiros anos da década de 1930, focalizando as suas concepções acerca do valor da Psicanálise para a renovação educacional no Brasil. Considerando que as ideias e as práticas de Teixeira devem ser compreendidas no contexto histórico em que se desenvolveram, o trabalho apresenta um histórico da inserção dos conhecimentos psicanalíticos no movimento educacional renovador brasileiro, destacando a relevância do higienismo na difusão das teses de Freud na educação. As conclusões indicam que Teixeira interagiu com os conceitos da Psicanálise por intermédio do movimento higienista e das ideias de Arthur Ramos, considerando o indivíduo como um ser vinculado ao ambiente social.Palavras-chave: história da educação brasileira, escola nova, Anísio Teixeira, psicologia, psicanálise. ANÍSIO TEIXEIRA AND PSYCHOLOGY: DIALOGUE WITH PSYCHOANALYSISAbstractThis paper analyses the ideas and the work of Anísio Teixeira in the first years of the 1930s, focusing his conceptions concerning the value of Psychoanalysis for Educational Reform in Brazil. Whereas the ideas and practices Teixeira should be understood in the historical context in which they were developed, the work presents the history of the introduction of the psychoanalytic knowledge in the Brazilian Renovator Educational Movement, highlighting the relevance of hygienism in the dissemination of Freud’s theses in education. The findings indicate that Teixeira interacted with the concepts of Psychoanalysis through the hygienist movement and the ideas of Arthur Ramos, considering the individual as being linked to the social environment.Key-words: history of brazilian education, new school, Anísio Teixeira, psychology, psychoanalysis. ANÍSIO TEIXEIRA Y PSICOLOGÍA: DIÁLOGO CON EL PSICOANÁLISISResumemEste trabajo analiza las ideas y el trabajo de Anísio Teixeira en los primeros años de la década de 1930

  9. A common ground in clinical discussion groups: Intersubjective resonance and implicit operational theories.

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    Bernardi, Ricardo

    2017-10-01

    Clinical discussion groups based on the Three-Level Model for Observing Patient Transformations (3-LM) enable us to reflect on the clinical common ground shared by psychoanalysts who have different theoretical frameworks. The very existence of this common ground is controversial. While analysts such as Wallerstein support it, others, like Green, think it is just a myth. In their 2005 controversy Wallerstein and Green proposed an observation procedure that might clarify this matter. This procedure bears great similarity to the one used by clinical discussion groups that apply the 3-LM. The study of numerous theoretically heterogeneous groups that use this model shows that communication is possible in crucial areas. We may thus conclude that a partial and dynamic common ground exists. At a phenomenological level, certain fragments of material produce a shared resonance that enriches clinical understanding for the whole group. Communication is also possible with regard to the conceptualization of patient changes, although some controversial issues persist at this level. Finally, at the level of theoretical explanations, divergences concerning abstract theories do not prevent a fertile interaction among 'in vivo' personal implicit theories. The latter give rise to the actual operational frameworks underlying participants' approach to clinical problems. Copyright © 2017 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

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  14. Morte, luto e organização familiar: à escuta da criança na clínica psicanalítica Death, mourning and family structure: observation of the child in clinical psychoanalysis

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    As especificidades da clínica com crianças pequenas interrogam os conhecimentos já estabelecidos sobre os sintomas e as possibilidades de abordagem psicanalítica. Quando se trata de crianças, a clínica se constitui no entrecruzamento de subjetividades, imprimindo impasses e possibilidades para o paciente, seus pais e o analista. Objetivou-se investigar os efeitos da clínica com crianças no processo de re-configuração da organização familiar. O estudo de um caso clínico foi privilegiado, tendo...

  15. Seeing and being seen: Shame in the clinical situation.

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    Steiner, John

    2015-12-01

    Shame may prevent the patient from emerging from a psychic retreat. As begins to do so he confronts two fears, first of seeing the object more clearly and second of being seen become prominent. Seeing leads to deeper and more distressing feelings connected with guilt and depression as the damage done to good objects is recognized. However it cannot be faced if shame leads to a demand for immediate relief. Shame is a prominent feature of the analytic situation and recognizing this may help the analyst to support his patients to tolerate the discomfort of being seen so that the conflicts about seeing can be worked through. Two clinical examples are briefly discussed. In the first feelings of inferiority lessened as they were analysed and allowed appreciative and depressive feelings to emerge. In the second embarrassment was associated with progress that the patient felt he had made but was embarrassed to admit. It is argued that the analysis of shame in the analytic situation is necessary so that being seen can be tolerated and allow the conflicts over seeing to be worked through. Copyright © 2015 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

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  17. ”Art and psychoanalysis – 15 June 1988. Speakers: Professor Joseph Sandler and Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich”, part of the series “Dialogues on Contemporary Issues” hosted by the British Psycho-Analytical Society in the summer term of 1988

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    Rachel Dedman (ed.

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    Full Text Available The previously unpublished conversation between Ernst Gombrich and Joseph Sandler in 1988 constitutes an exciting meeting of minds in the field of art history and psychoanalysis, respectively. The two discuss ‘the artist’ as a term; the impulse inherent in the creation of art; taste; and the affective power of art, particularly in the light of the work of Freud and their shared friend, Ernst Kris. Gombrich seems both comfortable with the psychoanalytic theory they discuss, and also keen to steer the discussion in certain directions – quoting from Cicero, Van Gogh and I.E. Richards. At the point at which questions are opened up to the audience, the most interesting thing of note is the revelation that Gombrich was a member of ‘The Image Group’, which research has revealed was more accurately known as ‘The Imago Group,’ a society of psychoanalysts and dedicated analysands, of which Gombrich’s membership is unusual. As Gombrich is often considered reticent about psychoanalysis, this dialogue constitutes evidence that late in life he continued to engage in discussion about its application and interpretation in an artistic context.

  18. Review of Cold War Freud, Psychiatry in Communist Europe, and Psiquiatría, Psicoánalisis y Cultura Comunista: Batallas Ideológicas en la Guerra Fria [Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Communist Culture: Ideological Battles in the Cold War].

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    Innamorati, Marco

    2017-08-01

    Reviews the books, Cold War Freud by D. Herzog (2016), Psychiatry in Communist Europe edited by M. Savelli and S. Marks (2015), and Psiquiatría, Psicoánalisis y Cultura Comunista: Batallas Ideológicas en la Guerra Fria [Psychiatry, psychoanalysis and communist culture: Ideological battles in the Cold War] by H. Vezzetti. On the whole, the three books show how the Cold War influenced, in various ways, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic cultures. Beyond the Iron Curtain, as one can perceive from the book edited by Savelli and Marks (2015), politics explicitly set the agenda for the psychological sciences, using them even to invent ad hoc nosologies, useful for purposes related to power. In the United States, on the other hand, as Herzog (2016) pinpoints, the political situation affected the same field, even if indirectly, as in the Christianization of a discipline-psychoanalysis-the creator of which proudly declared himself an atheist Jew. In other Western countries, the relationship between psychiatry and power could bring about paradoxical results. From Vezzetti's (2016) book, one can ascertain that psychiatric culture might assume an overtly opposing stance toward political power. Vezzetti scans the case of Argentina, and partly of France, but they were not isolated cases. In Italy, for example, a movement of radical psychiatrists understood their role as a necessary opposition to political power, having as an aim the "liberation" of patients locked up in the psychiatric hospitals (Foot, 2015). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  19. Conducere apothecam, in qua exercere artem nostram: Το εργαστήριο ενός βυζαντινού και ενός βενετού ζωγράφου στην Κρήτη

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    Μαρία ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΟΥΔΑΚΗ-ΚΙΤΡΟΜΗΛΙΔΟΥ

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Marie Constantoudaki-KitromilidesConducere apothecam,  in  qua exercere artem nostram. L'atelier d'un peintre byzantin et d'un peintre vénitien à CandieIl y a plus de trente ans, le père Mario Cattapan publia une première série de documents, provenant des Archives d'État de Venise et concernant des peintres ayant exercé en Crète de 1300 à 1500. Ce travail constitua un tournant important pour l'étude de la peinture dans l'île sous domination vénitienne. Depuis, des témoignages nouveaux ont éclairé l'activité d'artistes connus de la même époque; d'autres ont révélé les noms et l'activité d'artistes inconnus jusqu'à maintenant.La recherche du père Cattapan, ainsi que des documents étudiés par nous-même, ont apporté de données nouvelles sur l'activité du peintre Nicolaos Philanthropenos, habitant de Candie et probablement descendant d'une famille originaire de Constantinople. De ce dossier, nous publions et commentons ici une pièce rare.Il s'agit d'un contrat, rédigé dans la ville de Candie et daté du 23 novembre 1400, qui concerne la collaboration, sous forme de coopération professionelle (societas, entre Nicolaos Philantrhopenos et le peintre vénitien Nicolaus (Nicolò Storlado. Les deux artistes décident de louer ensemble une boutique pour exercer leur métier pendant une période de trois ans.L'analyse du document et son commentaire nous permettent de mieux comprendre l'activité du peintre Nicolaos Philanthropenos dans l'île de Crète mais aussi à Constantinople et à Venise. En effet, la production artistique de Philanthropenos s'étendait depuis les icônes byzatntines aux retables (pale d'altare de type occidental et aux mosaïques de Saint Marc de Venise. D'autre part, notre document éclaire les chemins de contact entre les peintres crétois et l'art vénitien. Le fonctionnement d'un atelier commun, tenu par deux peintres de formation et expérience culturelle différentes peut être interp

  20. No princípio era o mythos: articulações entre Mito, Psicanálise e Linguagem The beginning was the mythos: articulations between Myth, Psychoanalysis and Language

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    Ana Amália Torres Souza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available À guisa de uma reflexão introdutória, são apresentadas, no início do presente trabalho, algumas das principais concepções de mito, surgidas no decurso da História do Pensamento e sistematizadas por diversos autores. O objetivo principal do artigo, porém, é dar um destaque especial ao que Freud e Lacan disseram sobre o mito, bem como à sua articulação com a Psicanálise, destacando a relação estreita de ambos com a Linguagem. Quando se afirma que o inconsciente é estruturado como uma linguagem por meio da ação significante e se constata que o mito é significante, pode-se dizer que o inconsciente estrutura-se numa dimensão mítica, no linguajar do mito. Sendo assim, o mito é um saber que nos atravessa sem que o saibamos, assim como o inconsciente. Concluímos que o mito, linguagem literária por excelência, tem a função de dizer o indizível, fornecendo-lhe um pouco de organização e proporcionando um resgate necessário à fala do inconsciente.In the present work are presented the main conceptions of myth, appeared during History of thoughts and systematized for several authors. It was given a special stand out to what Freud and Lacan said about myth and also about its articulation with psychoanalysis and we emphasize the strait relation between them and the language. When its affirmed that the unconscious is structures with language through a meaning action, and its confirmed that the myth is meaningful, it can be said that the unconscious structure itself is in a mythic dimension, in myth language. This way the myth is a knowledge that passes through us without our own perception as the unconscious. We conclude that the myth, literary language for excellence, has the function to tell the unspeakable, giving us a little bit of organization and providing a necessary rescue to the unconscious language.

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  13. Bridging the reductive and the synthetic: some reflections on the clinical implications of synchronicity.

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    Connolly, Angela

    2015-04-01

    When Jung introduced the concepts of synchronicity and the psychoid unconscious, he expanded analytical psychology into decidedly uncanny territory. Despite the early interest shown by Freud, anomalous phenomena such as telepathy have become a taboo subject in psychoanalysis. Today, however, there is an increasing interest in thought transference and synchronicity, thus opening the way for a fruitful exchange between different psychoanalytical schools on their clinical implications. I propose to examine some of the ambiguities of Jung's thinking, to clarify how we define synchronicity, the relationship between synchronicities and parapsychological events, and their clinical significance. At the present moment, we are still unsure if such events should be considered as normal and a way of facilitating individuation, or as an indication of psychopathology in the patient or in the analyst, just as we are uncertain about the particular characteristics of the intersubjective field that can lead to synchronicities. Making use of the typology of mind-matter correlations presented by Atmanspacher and Fach, and the distinction they draw between acategorial and non-categorial states of mind, I will use two clinical vignettes to illustrate the different states of mind in analyst and analysand that can lead to synchronicities. In particular I will focus on the relationship between analytical reverie and synchronicity. © 2015, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  14. Cine Qua Non: The Political Import and Impact of The Battle of Algiers Cine Qua Non : L’impact de La bataille d’Alger

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Co-production italo-algérienne (en français et en arabe, La Battaglia di Algeri (1965, mérite le titre de meilleur film jamais réalisé. Gillo Pontecorvo, réalisateur et co-scénariste, montre avec brio et perspicacité les luttes de groupes d’insurgés se livrant à une guérilla urbaine dans l’Alger des années 1954-1957. Dans son portrait des exactions terroristes, ce film anticipe une vision du monde actuel, empli d’une violence effroyable, insoutenable. Ce film prémonitoire a un impact indéniable sur le temps présent. Que l’on soit de gauche ou de droite, de 1965 à nos jours, ce film ne cesse de fasciner. Ainsi dans le cadre de cette étude, je tenterai de mettre en relief la réalité historique à travers l’art cinématographique. Censuré en France en 1965, et peu projeté en salle dans la décennie qui suivit, ce film garde de sa force impressionnante grâce à son style étonnant mais aussi au thème choisi, criant par son éternelle actualité.

  15. Condiciones laborales de la profesión: ¿Precariedad laboral o conditio sine qua non? (Working conditions: precariousness or a sine qua non situation?

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    Paula Francisca Vidal Molina

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Las condiciones laborales en que se desempeñan las profesiones em general han sufrido mutaciones. Ello ha afectado también a la profesión del Trabajo Social Chileno. Este estudio, cuya metodología priorizó una mirada cuantitativa, devela algunos de los cambios sufridos a nivel de las formas de contrato, el espacio profesional, La pluriempleabilidad y los salarios, visibilizando así una situación de creciente precarización laboral. El refl exionar acerca de esos cambios ayudará a identificar tensiones de la práctica y los desafíos para la profesión en relación AL momento actual en que Estado y modelo económico se entrelazan.Abstract: Professionals´ working conditions have changed in general. These changes have also affected social work in Chile. This study was carried out according to a quantitative methodology and it reveals some of the changes the professions went through, for example, forms of contract, professional space and wages. All these factors contribute to an increasing precarious situation. Reflection about the changes will help identify the tensions in practice and the challenges to the profession in a stage in which the State and the economic model are interwoven.

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    Fava, Giovanni A.; Tomba, Elena; Bech, Per

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  17. The conceptualisation and communication of clinical facts: a consideration of the 75th anniversary edition IJPA.

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    Roiphe, J

    1995-12-01

    The contributors to the Anniversary Edition of the IJPA attempt to respond to the Babel of ideas within contemporary psychoanalysis and to grapple with our methodology for discovering and validating our facts. Underlying this ambitious endeavour is the complex question of the status of psychoanalysis as a discipline--is it science, art, hermeneutics, or religion? Those who contribute to the volume have varying points of view on this question, reinforcing our ongoing confusion of tongues. The author argues that while we must tread very carefully to preserve the creativity and art of our discipline, we desperately need to address the basic science of psychoanalysis. Whether, and to what extent, we can succeed in doing so will perhaps best answer the question of what kind of discipline psychoanalysis is or can be. Many of us wish to view psychoanalysis as capable of scientific discourse and yet remain very ambivalent about embracing scientific methodology. What is unique to psychoanalysis must not be lost in turning to empirical research, nor in facile, 'reductive' translations to other models from other disciplines. However, if we are to make the claims of a scientific method, we must accept the burdens of it as well. In this regard, the author argues in favour of machines and brain, and against those who view such methods as 'radically' empiricist or reductionist. To truly test and reject our hypotheses, we must creatively and adaptively make use of empirical research methods that historically we have been very reluctant to embrace.

  18. Conceptualizing transformations in child and adult psychoanalysis.

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    Olesker, Wendy; Lament, Claudia

    2008-01-01

    A study group on Conceptualizing Transformation in Child and Adult Analysis focused on a particular kind of change in analysis, that of transformational change, a change in organization that could not be predicted from what came before. We found that, based on careful presentations of four analytic cases, transformational or pre-transformational change did take place. A central intervening variable was the patient's development of a sense of agency. We tried to articulate the nature of the interventions leading to agency and ultimately to transformation. We added other new dimensions: an emphasis on construction in addition to reconstruction and a focus on the future.

  19. Toward the understanding of translation in psychoanalysis.

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    Mahony, P

    1980-01-01

    Freud should be ranked among the world's major theoreticians of translation, for he ascribes to the concept a scope and depth that appeared nowhere before in history. His understanding of translation is truly a semiotic contribution which permits us to appreciate a new unity in the interaction of intrasystemic, intersystemic, and interpsychic phenomena. Through the use of the German Ubersetzung in its literal meanings of translation and transposition, Freud included the following as translations: hysterical, obsessional, and phobic symptomatology; dreams; screen memories; parapraxes; the choice of suicidal means; the choice of fetish; the analyst's interpretations; and also the transposition of material from the unconscious to the conscious. Nevertheless, the question remains for us as to what kind of difference might be legitimately posited beween translation and transformation.

  20. Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and urban poverty in Argentina.

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    Epele, Maria Esther

    2016-12-01

    Based on ethnographic research carried out in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, this paper examines the views of social actors on the psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy focused on marginalized populations. From Foucault's perspective on the forms of truth-telling, the aim of this paper is to analyze, as a preliminary research report, treatments according to the native ways of speaking and listening, which dominate the description of therapeutic experiences of patients who come to the treatment without any professional intermediation. The neoliberal transformations of the past decades in Argentina changed both the landscape of the public health system and the daily lives of marginalized people. Considering such changes, this paper examines the ways in which verbal actions (speaking and listening) take place in psychotherapy and mark the course not only of treatments but also the temporal rhythms of their development, and their various levels of efficacy. Finally, the discussion focuses on how ways of speaking and listening in treatments are modeled not only by institutional dynamics but also by the characteristics these verbal activities take in everyday life under the logics of power that prevail over them.