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Psychoanalytics

First florence ferenczi special issue.

MedWorm - mer, 2018-11-14 18:00
FIRST FLORENCE FERENCZI SPECIAL ISSUE. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 15;: Authors: Koritar E Abstract PMID: 30442998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Suicide: a patient's wish to kill off "bad" introjects and thus achieve rebirth.

MedWorm - lun, 2018-11-12 18:00
SUICIDE: A PATIENT'S WISH TO KILL OFF "BAD" INTROJECTS AND THUS ACHIEVE REBIRTH. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 13;: Authors: Seitler BN Abstract Benedict came for treatment because he experienced severe self-deprecating feelings that tortured him. He felt commanded-by what he characterized as internal demons-to kill himself. When he did not do so, he felt humiliated for having been a coward. Simultaneously, he reckoned that if he died his demons would be killed off, but that he would arise brand new. Because Benedict had already "killed off" several earlier therapists, he needed someone who could feel his pain, but would neither die from his emotional storms, nor give up on him. With considerable mutual work, he began to identify with my dogged determination to both surviv...
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The lonely passion of the "people".

MedWorm - ven, 2018-11-09 18:00
The lonely passion of the "people". Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 10;: Authors: Prince RM Abstract This paper explores the psychological sources of support for a leader, and unwavering belief in the illusions he promotes, which persists despite confrontation with reality. Lonely passion is an oxymoron. It is passion because of the intensity of the supporters' longing which is partially shaped by fear and loss. Their passion is lonely because they appear to be left empty with their love unrequited, having given their selves up and only having an illusion in return. It explores the effects of socio-economic disruption in creating or contributing to the development of a "social character" and threatening the integrity of the self. It explores the characteristics of the leader...
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The Cut and the Building of Psychoanalysis, Volume II: Sigmund Freud and S ándor Ferenczi, by Carlo Bonomi, Routledge, London & New York, 2018, 285pp.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-11-06 18:00
The Cut and the Building of Psychoanalysis, Volume II: Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, by Carlo Bonomi, Routledge, London & New York, 2018, 285pp. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 07;: Authors: Rothschild L Abstract PMID: 30405196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Balint Matters: Psychosomatics and the Art of Assessment, by Jonathan Sklar, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 232pp.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-11-06 18:00
Authors: Stern WL Abstract PMID: 30405197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Political Divide in the Consulting Room.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-11-06 18:00
Authors: Hendelman LA Abstract This paper addresses a treatment relationship that tests the analyst's capacity for empathy within an impinging political context. It involves a Ferenczian "relaxation of technique" within the analytic frame, while the analytic couple attempts to negotiate a polarized transference and countertransference. Specifically, within a long-term treatment imbued with positive transference, my patient becomes openly outraged by my insensitive anti-Trump remarks. Increasing confrontations around the expression of political views illuminate our otherness. He complains of psychic ostracism within a liberal cultural context, which tolerates no divergence from mainstream liberal ideas or discourse. I come to embody the oppressive other: the liberal "thought police"...
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Beyond Anti-thinking: Psychoanalysis as Politics.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-10-30 18:00
Authors: Miller IS Abstract This paper discusses the political nature of psychoanalytic audacity in an era of fake news and disinformation as receptive populations accustom themselves to societal and political misrepresentations of anti-thinking. Against the aggressive rise of anti-thinking that cauterizes individual and societal registration of precarity, the ideological foundation of psychoanalytic inquiry is in the freeing of that which emotionally and ideationally, has felt to be impenetrable, making such contents and expressions available for clarification within the consensual understandings between two very different individuals. Psychoanalysis, in its dyadic pairing, its regularity of meetings, and its continuous action of recognizing what is obscure or hidden, is the heir ...
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From primary maternal preoccupation to dead mother.

MedWorm - mar, 2018-10-30 18:00
FROM PRIMARY MATERNAL PREOCCUPATION TO DEAD MOTHER. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Oct 31;: Authors: Csillag V Abstract Ferenczi (1929) writes about the unwelcome child who is not ushered into this world with care and grows up in the grip of the death instinct, with a depressive streak and a weakness in the capacity for life. Andre Green's (1986) concept of the dead mother describes a similar phenomenon, by which the image of a loving mother is transformed into an inanimate, dead parent. The absent mother becomes the negative, which will then take up a central position in the child's psyche. Winnicott (1956) describes a different maternal participation, and proposes that towards the end of her pregnancy the ordinary devoted mother develops a psychological condition which he cal...
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Sublime Subjects: Aesthetic Experience and Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis, by Giovanni Civitarese, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 172pgs.

MedWorm - lun, 2018-10-29 18:00
Authors: Koritar E Abstract PMID: 30377296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Terrified by suffering, tormented by pain.

MedWorm - dim, 2018-10-28 18:00
Authors: Eekhoff JK Abstract Ferenczi's understanding of the primitive defenses required to cope with trauma, such as introjection, identification with the aggressor, atomization and reckoning, supports the author's clinical observations of patients who introject a pain mother. Introjecting a pain mother assures that the terrorism of the original external event of a suffering mother keeps the internal suffering going, resulting in being tormented by pain. Such an introjection creates technical difficulties for the analyst. A clinical case is presented to demonstrate. PMID: 30374141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Ferenczi as social trauma thinker.

MedWorm - dim, 2018-10-28 18:00
Authors: Gondar J Abstract In the 21st century, the notion of trauma is so commonly used that one can speak of a culture of trauma. Today, a wide variety of people claim victimhood, pointing to their traumas as validation. Fassin and Rechtman denounce the way in which recognition strategies make use of the identity of victim to justify compensation policies and financial reparations. This paper presents Sándor Ferenczi's contributions on trauma, showing how his theory takes into consideration relational and political aspects that were underemphasized by Freud. When Ferenczi is compared to contemporary recognition thinkers (such as Honneth, Fraser and Butler), one can see that what is at stake in his theory is neither identity nor victimization. It is deeper: Ferenczi shows the imp...
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Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Price of Free Markets, by Todd McGowan, Columbia University Press, New York, 2016, 292pp.

MedWorm - dim, 2018-10-28 18:00
Authors: Rendon M Abstract PMID: 30374143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Mutuality.

MedWorm - mer, 2018-10-24 18:00
Authors: Haynal AE Abstract Ferenczi's striving for mutuality, a call which Freud didn't take up, let him explore this concept with his analysands. He thus became the originator of mutual analysis, although with caveats, and of the concept of introjection, another important Ferenczian notion. The analyst's attitude of knowing the 'objective' and independent Truth is changing its orientation into that of a co-construction in the analytic work; here the analyst and the analysand build a third internal world, which they share and which remains their own. Clinical vignettes illustrate the implications of these views. PMID: 30361646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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The Psychic Life of Fragments: Splitting from Ferenczi to Klein.

MedWorm - mer, 2018-10-24 18:00
Authors: Soreanu R Abstract The present paper starts from the reflection that there is a curious "phenomenological gap" in psychoanalysis when it comes to processes of splitting and to describing the "life" of psychic fragments resulting from processes of splitting. In simpler terms, we are often in a position to lack a precise understanding of what is being split and how the splitting occurs. I argue that although Melanie Klein's work is often engaged when talking of splitting (particularly through discussions on identification, projection and projective identification), there are some important phenomenological opacities in her construction. I show that by orchestrating a dialogue between Melanie Klein and Sándor Ferenczi, we arrive at a fuller and more substantive conception of...
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Of Things Invisible to Mortal Sight: Celebrating the Work of James S. Grotstein, edited by Annie Reiner, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 304pp.

MedWorm - mer, 2018-10-24 18:00
Authors: Cohen M Abstract PMID: 30361648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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The blood crisis: a choice between dying and rearranging?

MedWorm - mar, 2018-10-23 18:00
THE BLOOD CRISIS: A CHOICE BETWEEN DYING AND REARRANGING? Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Oct 24;: Authors: Vida JE Abstract I began my Ferenczi studies in the fall of 1987, a year before the English translation of his Clinical Diary was published. Since then, I have demonstrated in writing, teaching, working, and living that there is scarcely a passage in this "laboratory notebook of psychoanalysis" that fails to illuminate the clinical and the personal. And above all is Ferenczi's late awareness that his personality had been constructed upon false assumptions. This is a reckoning of thirty years' conscious and unconscious usage of Ferenczi's experience to illustrate, to interpret, and to expose the clinical and personal dimensions of my own life lived as "the will of another p...
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When Hurt Remains: Relational Perspectives on Therapeutic Failure, edited by Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar and Rachel Shalit, Karnac, London, 2016, 208pp.

MedWorm - jeu, 2018-08-09 18:00
Authors: Finn M PMID: 30097624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Beyond Doer and Done To: Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third, by Jessica Benjamin, Routledge, London and New York, 2018, 278pp.

MedWorm - lun, 2018-08-06 18:00
Authors: Miller I PMID: 30087412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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