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Towards A Psychoanalytic Understanding Of War

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Jun 1. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09352-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTInspired by the Horneyan concept of a morality of evolution and applying the psychoanalytic method, I researched a body of scientific literature to understand the status of our society today. History, linked to natural history, is the narrative of my patient, the human species. I endeavored to find if there was a repressed trauma in the history of humanity that could explain the symptomatic, recurrent phenomenon of war. In Einstein's terms, we all condemn war and yet, paradoxically, we engage in it again and again allowing might to supersede right. I found, first, that war is not a natural but a purely historical phenomenon; second, that psychoanalysis is a qualified method to understand the phenome...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Contemporary Freudian Tradition: Past and Present, edited by Ken Robinson and Joan Sch ächter, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2021, 370 pp

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 May 30. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09346-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35637290 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09346-x (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Tailor-Made Analysis: The Analyst's Adaptation to the Patient and the Question of Time

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 May 30. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09350-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis paper considers Ferenczi's views about the need for an adaptation of the analyst to the patient through a flexible management of time during some periods of the treatment and compares his ideas to the ones put forward by Bollas regarding day-long sessions that provide a new experience of care to the patient. The author argues that changes regarding the expansion of the analytic hour, adapting it to patients' needs, is an old but still valuable theme for experiencing the boundaries of clinical practice that also brings countertransference aspects into play. Clinical material is used to illustrate the discussion in a contemporary encounter with Ferenczi.PMID:35637291 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-093...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Intense Involvement in Sports, edited by Irwin Hirsch, Phillip Blumberg, and Robert I. Watson, Jr., Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2021, 193 pp

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 May 30. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09348-9. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35637292 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09348-9 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Credo?: Religion and Psychoanalysis by Patrick Casement, Aeon Books Ltd, London, 2020, 84 pp

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 May 30. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09345-y. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35637293 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09345-y (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Cure for Psychoanalysis, by Adam Phillips, Confer Books, London, 2021, 184 pp

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 May 11. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09344-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35546202 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09344-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Blood magic in the age of psychopathy, mass shootings and ecological catastrophe

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Mar;82(1):80-111. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09343-0.ABSTRACTThis paper is an effort to locate blood magic in the age of psychopathy. Taking as a starting point Michael Eigen's observation that psychopathic tendencies can become cut off from balancing capacities and wreak havoc, we consider the ways in which practices of blood magic, including rituals surrounding menstruation have functioned variously across cultures to balance destructive tendencies and sustain relationship with the living surround. We argue that the lack of these practices and the attitudes fed by and feeding them has contributed to an upsurge in ultra-violent phenomena like mass shootings in our culture. Moreover, we consider the ways in which such phenomena are perverted expressions of a need for blo...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The subject in transmission: the phantomic origins of (dual) unity and the birth of the self

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Mar 7. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09342-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAbraham and Torok's clinical concept of the phantom can be rethought in extended terms to account for the challenges inherent in giving birth to oneself. The author re-examines the question of the ghost in terms of the individual's separation from the mother-child unity. This is a traumatic process that vacillates between the threat of loss and the intrusion of the mother, now constituted as an object. We manage this experience through the symbol, with the process of introjection differentiating the child and substituting the mother with psychical representatives. Incorporation is the refusal of the symbol, creating cryptic mechanisms that destroy meaning and produce resilient pathologies. Where Abr...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Feminine Sexuality and the Work of the Negative

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 25. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09341-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe present paper discusses the intricate development of feminine sexuality by drawing on the ideas of André Green. The paper's main argument is that feminine sexuality is unique in being dependent on the creation of a representation of an internal empty space (as an ontological entity). This takes place through "the work of the negative" and involves an instinctual movement of "double reversal," by which the drive directed at the object helps the subject establish their own body as a source of pleasure. The author will argue that the combination of these two processes, defined in this paper as "the work of the feminine," is a prerequisite of the subject's capacity to structure themselves as havin...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, by Neil Altman, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2021, 80 pp

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 17. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09338-x. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35177817 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09338-x (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Haunting of Hill House: psyche, soma, and destiny

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09333-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFairy tales and horror stories inhabit the realm of terrible truths, affording opportunities to survive and work through them from the safe distance of displacement. Psychoanalysis, too, provides spaces to enter into that enigmatic realm of imagistic, oneiric meanings and explore possibilities beyond the concrete manifestations of daily life, to penetrate the mysteries and discover the patterns. I will use various lenses of theory alongside literature and screen portrayals of a haunted house, to investigate the realm of the uncanny and explore ways in which we are haunted by truths we fail to face.PMID:35165365 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09333-2 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Thinking catastrophic thoughts: a traumatized sensibility on a hotter planet

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14:1-20. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09340-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWhile catastrophizing has traditionally been pathologized within psychoanalytic traditions, in this paper I suggest that cataclysmic realities of climate change call upon all of us to cultivate catastrophic thinking. Our new climatic normal demands of us not only new concepts and language, but also a new sort of thinking, building on Wilfred Bion's ideas that to think is to use our mind's capacity to be in touch with internal and external realities. I suggest that sometimes people are able to learn from their experiences of trauma in ways that disrupt the culturally dominant anenvironmental orientation, that is, an orientation that brackets out the more-than-human environment. Instead, they de...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Freud's "The Uncanny", edited by Catalina Bronstein and Christian Seulin, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2020, 137 pp

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09339-w. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35165367 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09339-w (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

A few session moments

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09335-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis communication presents three session vignettes with three different people. The three dialogues are (1) Wondering; (2) Evacuative Moments and a Wish for Something Better, (3) Not the Lord. An emphasis is the evocative richness of moments in therapy that involve speech yet run silently through different psychic dimensions opening possibilities of growth. So much life happens in ways hard to pin down; yet trying to speak from one's being and voice one's concerns gives rise to something one might call psychic resonance.PMID:35165368 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09335-0 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Haunting of Hill House: psyche, soma, and destiny

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09333-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFairy tales and horror stories inhabit the realm of terrible truths, affording opportunities to survive and work through them from the safe distance of displacement. Psychoanalysis, too, provides spaces to enter into that enigmatic realm of imagistic, oneiric meanings and explore possibilities beyond the concrete manifestations of daily life, to penetrate the mysteries and discover the patterns. I will use various lenses of theory alongside literature and screen portrayals of a haunted house, to investigate the realm of the uncanny and explore ways in which we are haunted by truths we fail to face.PMID:35165365 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09333-2 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Thinking catastrophic thoughts: a traumatized sensibility on a hotter planet

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09340-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWhile catastrophizing has traditionally been pathologized within psychoanalytic traditions, in this paper I suggest that cataclysmic realities of climate change call upon all of us to cultivate catastrophic thinking. Our new climatic normal demands of us not only new concepts and language, but also a new sort of thinking, building on Wilfred Bion's ideas that to think is to use our mind's capacity to be in touch with internal and external realities. I suggest that sometimes people are able to learn from their experiences of trauma in ways that disrupt the culturally dominant anenvironmental orientation, that is, an orientation that brackets out the more-than-human environment. Instead, they develop...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Freud's "The Uncanny", edited by Catalina Bronstein and Christian Seulin, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2020, 137 pp

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09339-w. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35165367 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09339-w (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

A few session moments

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09335-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis communication presents three session vignettes with three different people. The three dialogues are (1) Wondering; (2) Evacuative Moments and a Wish for Something Better, (3) Not the Lord. An emphasis is the evocative richness of moments in therapy that involve speech yet run silently through different psychic dimensions opening possibilities of growth. So much life happens in ways hard to pin down; yet trying to speak from one's being and voice one's concerns gives rise to something one might call psychic resonance.PMID:35165368 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09335-0 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Haunting of Hill House: psyche, soma, and destiny

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09333-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFairy tales and horror stories inhabit the realm of terrible truths, affording opportunities to survive and work through them from the safe distance of displacement. Psychoanalysis, too, provides spaces to enter into that enigmatic realm of imagistic, oneiric meanings and explore possibilities beyond the concrete manifestations of daily life, to penetrate the mysteries and discover the patterns. I will use various lenses of theory alongside literature and screen portrayals of a haunted house, to investigate the realm of the uncanny and explore ways in which we are haunted by truths we fail to face.PMID:35165365 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09333-2 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Thinking catastrophic thoughts: a traumatized sensibility on a hotter planet

lun, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09340-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWhile catastrophizing has traditionally been pathologized within psychoanalytic traditions, in this paper I suggest that cataclysmic realities of climate change call upon all of us to cultivate catastrophic thinking. Our new climatic normal demands of us not only new concepts and language, but also a new sort of thinking, building on Wilfred Bion's ideas that to think is to use our mind's capacity to be in touch with internal and external realities. I suggest that sometimes people are able to learn from their experiences of trauma in ways that disrupt the culturally dominant anenvironmental orientation, that is, an orientation that brackets out the more-than-human environment. Instead, they develop...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics


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