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Countertransference dreaming: life in the intersubjective third.

MedWorm - jeu, 2018-07-05 19:00
COUNTERTRANSFERENCE DREAMING: LIFE IN THE INTERSUBJECTIVE THIRD. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jul 06;: Authors: Rachmani V Abstract In this paper the author asks, "How long is the life of an intersubjective field?" She proposes that it is possible for the field to remain active and instructive even after formal sessions have ended: This occurs in her case of Carla, a young woman who terminates prematurely. Carla enters treatment in a downward spiral of severe trauma symptoms that began subsequent to her rape, a decade earlier. Although Carla's symptoms diminish and the analysis continues to be productive, it suddenly ends in an impasse, leaving the analyst perplexed and feeling professionally insufficient. Months later, she has three dreams pertaining to Carla and her rape. L...
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The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture by Danielle Knafo and Rocco Lo Bosco, Abington and New York, Routledge, 2017, 283pp.

MedWorm - jeu, 2018-07-05 19:00
Authors: Tylim I PMID: 29980738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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The New Analyst's Guide to the Galaxy: Questions about Contemporary Psychoanalysis, by Antonino Ferro and Luca Nicoli, Translated by Adriano Bompani, Karnac Books Ltd., London, 2017, 176pp.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-07-03 19:00
Authors: Vijayakrishnan A PMID: 29973650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Encounters with John Bowlby: Tales of Attachment, by Arturo Ezquerro, Routledge, London and New York, 2017, 266pp.

MedWorm - lun, 2018-07-02 19:00
Authors: Bacciagaluppi M PMID: 29970921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The interplay of the two hemispheres of the brain in psychoanalysis.

MedWorm - lun, 2018-07-02 19:00
THE INTERPLAY OF THE TWO HEMISPHERES OF THE BRAIN IN PSYCHOANALYSIS. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jul 03;: Authors: Lentz JS Abstract Several authors have written intriguingly about the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Each hemisphere perceives the world differently, impacting that which it looks upon and reinforcing our particular world view. Notably, the left hemisphere, has always been assumed to be the dominant hemisphere, but only because it has language and is so adept at formulating arguments. The detached mode of the left hemisphere, while useful and necessary to get distance, is no more real than the engaged, imaginative approach of the right hemisphere. Having written about self-sufficiency as a defense against feeling alone and helpless, I now consider thes...
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Harold searles: lifelong work of a master clinician.

MedWorm - lun, 2018-07-02 19:00
HAROLD SEARLES: LIFELONG WORK OF A MASTER CLINICIAN. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jul 03;: Authors: Rivera FB Abstract Harold F. Searles was one of the most gifted and innovative clinicians of psychoanalysis. His clinical work arouses interest on its own merit, as well as for the ways in which it shaped his highly innovative thinking. We can only imagine what special processes were developing in Searles's inner world under the everlasting impact of his experience with psychotic patients and from his life in general. Searles focused extensively on how the psychotic individuals' mental distortions impacted their capacity to form personal relationships in general, and the role of the analyst and countertransference in treatment. This unique viewpoint helped him sustain a creativ...
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Jack Danielian, Ph.D., 1934-2018.

MedWorm - jeu, 2018-06-28 19:00
Authors: Gianotti P PMID: 29959395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Loneliness, closeness and shared responsibility in supervision.

MedWorm - mer, 2018-06-27 19:00
LONELINESS, CLOSENESS AND SHARED RESPONSIBILITY IN SUPERVISION. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jun 28;: Authors: Yerushalmi H Abstract This paper examines the meaning of stepping in and out of the formal supervisory roles and allowing relational unbidden experiences in the supervisory space. Such episodes evolve the supervisory relationship because they help to relieve the supervisees of their sense of aloneness in bearing a burdensome clinical responsibility: they change the supervisees' perspective on therapeutic processes from first person singular to first person plural. Despite their evaluative function and the professional community that they share with supervisees, supervisors can facilitate the emergence of these episodes with the widely accepted practice of imagining t...
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Bion in Brazil: Supervisions and Commentaries, edited by Jose Americo Junqueria de Mattos, Gisele de Mattos Brito, and Howard B. Levine, Karnac, London, 2017, 262pp.

MedWorm - lun, 2018-05-14 19:00
Authors: Miller IS PMID: 29765097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Richard Gartner: Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men. The Trauma of Sexual Abuse; and Healing Sexually Betrayed Men and Boys. Treatment for Sexual Abuse, Assault and Trauma.

MedWorm - dim, 2018-04-15 19:00
Authors: Bacciagaluppi M PMID: 29662102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Authority, Psychotherapy and the Authority of the Therapist in the Religious Haredi Community.

MedWorm - dim, 2018-04-15 19:00
This article considers the meaning and significance of authority, and its relevance to the transference process, within the framework of psychotherapy in the orthodox Jewish (Haredi) community in Israel. In this community, deeply-rooted habits of obedience to the commandments of the Torah and the authority of the Rabbi are integral to maintaining an orthodox way of life. Clinical vignettes with Haredi patients are presented to illustrate the complexities that arise when both patient and therapist belong to the orthodox community, and highlight the authority-related issues that are central to the therapy. This combination of factors requires a sensitive and finely-tuned approach which will enable the therapist to maintain the treatment framework while still accommodating the orthodox way of...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility After the Holocaust, by Roger Frie, Oxford University Press, New York, 2017, 312pp.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-04-10 19:00
Authors: Laub D PMID: 29643371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Good and Bad: Love and Intimacy From Plato to Melanie Klein.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-04-10 19:00
Authors: Stromberg D Abstract Melanie Klein's theories on love outline a complex system of relations-an oscillating dynamic of psychical and emotional tendencies following from both actual experience and fantasies produced by the mind. Her insights are often discussed and applied in psychoanalytical contexts, but the philosophical implications of her theory-especially in relation to Platonic thought-have rarely been discussed. In this article, I will attempt to address this gap by setting out some preliminary yet core considerations shared by both Plato and Klein. First, I will describe some structural parallels between Kleinian and Platonic thought, especially in dialectical terms. Second, I will outline Plato's covert influence on Freud as passing through the teachings of philoso...
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Reading willy wonka in the era of anti-thinking.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-04-10 19:00
READING WILLY WONKA IN THE ERA OF ANTI-THINKING. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Apr 11;: Authors: Miller IS Abstract Whether encountered as a movie or novel, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a childhood staple of postwar Anglophone culture. Originally published in 1964, Dahl's story of "Willie Wonka" is a morality tale for our times addressed by the present essay in relation to the precariousness, violence, intergenerational faith, and materialist fantasies reflective of contemporary life in the early twenty-first century. Compensating for the precarity of contemporary life's impoverishment as assumptions of societal stability are overthrown, this chronicle of the Bucket family details: envious desire validated by large group chosen trauma; authoritarian enslav...
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From Die Traumdeutung to The Squiggle Game: A Brief History of an Evolution.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-03-27 19:00
Authors: Stefana A Abstract It is often possible to retrace the history of a new concept or a new technique, identifying precursor and reflections that would lay the foundations for the birth of something "new". This also applies to the "squiggle game" of Donald W. Winnicott, one of the Winnicottian "creations" in which the distinctive signs of its fatherhood are more evident as, at the same time, are evident several debts to other scientists: from Freud's interpretation of dreams, through Jung, Klein and Fordham to Milner's "free drawings". PMID: 29593360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Elia Kazan's America America: A Message for America.

MedWorm - dim, 2018-03-25 19:00
Authors: Molofsky M Abstract Elia Kazan's 1963 film, America America is a tribute to the immigrant experience of his own forebears, and has relevance to the refugee crisis of today. In stark black and white cinematography, the film provides insight into the refugee-immigrant experience, personified in Stavros, a young man longing for freedom, obsessed with an idealized America. His hope and innocence cannot safeguard him. His memories of his happy childhood and loving family create idealizing transferences to a world of others who manipulate and betray him as he undertakes his quest. Eventually he too learns to manipulate and betray, unconsciously identifying with the aggressor. History will offer ethical challenges, the black and white cinematography mirroring the black and white ...
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The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing, and Belonging in Psychoanalysis, by Galit Atlas, Routledge, New York, 2016, 179pp.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-03-20 19:00
Authors: Orfanos SD PMID: 29563603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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