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Large-Group Psychology: Racism, Societal Divisions, Narcissistic Leaders, and Who We Are Now, by Vamik D. Volkan, Phoenix Publishing House Ltd, Oxfordshire, UK, 2020, 139 pp

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 May 7. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09293-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33963291 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09293-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Trauma, prejudice, large-group identity and psychoanalysis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 May 5:1-18. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09285-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEscaping Nazi annexation of Austria, Sigmund Freud and his family left there in 1938 to live the rest of their lives in exile in the house now known as the Freud Museum in London. This paper is based upon the author's Holocaust Day Memorial Lecture delivered virtually at this museum on January 27, 2021, which marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Besides remembering those who were lost during World War II, the content of this paper includes a description of different types of massive traumas, with a focus on disasters at the hand of the Other, and their impact on individuals and large groups. Sigmund Freud's ideas about relationships b...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Further thoughts on trauma, process and representation

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09290-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBeginning with Freud, throughout his work and in most if not all psychoanalytic formulations, the concept of trauma has been associated with the disruptive effects of excess excitation on psychic regulatory processes and psychic development. Foremost among these are the capacities for emotional containment and representation. The restoration, strengthening or acquisition for the first time of these capacities can take place intersubjectively in a successful analytic therapy and lies at the heart of the therapeutic action.PMID:33953318 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09290-2 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Trauma, prejudice, large-group identity and psychoanalysis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09285-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEscaping Nazi annexation of Austria, Sigmund Freud and his family left there in 1938 to live the rest of their lives in exile in the house now known as the Freud Museum in London. This paper is based upon the author's Holocaust Day Memorial Lecture delivered virtually at this museum on January 27, 2021, which marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Besides remembering those who were lost during World War II, the content of this paper includes a description of different types of massive traumas, with a focus on disasters at the hand of the Other, and their impact on individuals and large groups. Sigmund Freud's ideas about relationships betwee...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Further thoughts on trauma, process and representation

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09290-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBeginning with Freud, throughout his work and in most if not all psychoanalytic formulations, the concept of trauma has been associated with the disruptive effects of excess excitation on psychic regulatory processes and psychic development. Foremost among these are the capacities for emotional containment and representation. The restoration, strengthening or acquisition for the first time of these capacities can take place intersubjectively in a successful analytic therapy and lies at the heart of the therapeutic action.PMID:33953318 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09290-2 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Discussion of howard b. levine's paper, further thoughts on trauma, process and representation

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 May 3. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09291-1. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33941841 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09291-1 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

No Word To Say It: Trauma And Its Aftermath

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Apr 30. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09288-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTrauma survivors suffer from unmediated access to primal undifferentiated positions of the psyche. This access, unmediated by symbolic representation, but represented in the body, disrupts the normal trajectory of development and of relationship. Survivors have no words to communicate this experience. Without words, trauma torments them, because it cannot be borne, grieved, and released. Without access to the usual defenses against unpleasant feelings and ideas, survivors are left isolated and confused, unable to enjoy their lives. These primal states are an aftermath of trauma resistant to treatment because they are outside the symbolic positions of the mind. A clinical example is used to demonstr...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Problems and Contradictions Inherent in Analytic Training and the Ultimate Requirement: Working with Uncertainty

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):51-59. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09284-0.ABSTRACTIn this essay, the author's aim is to outline the specifics of psychoanalytic intervention and its current relevance. She explores the boundaries of the clinician's identity, (whether psychotherapist or psychoanalyst), examines the training itself, as well as how and where one can develop the skills necessary to engage in this profession. She specifically assesses the Italian situation. For the construction of the identity of the therapist/psychoanalyst it is fundamental to learn how to tolerate uncertainty, seen here as a value, not a limitation, in contrast with the certainties which characterize other forms of psychotherapy. The complexity of psychoanalytic training is thus demonstrated as a function of two p...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Difference and the "Beyond Psychotherapy" of Psychoanalytic Method: The Pivotal Issue of Free-associative Discourse as De-repressive Praxis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):27-50. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09283-1.ABSTRACTIt is argued that, in the course of the history of psychoanalysis since 1914 or thereabouts, the clinical and theoretical interests of psychotherapy have occluded our comprehension of the radicality of the free-associative method that is special to psychoanalysis. Setting aside the entirety of the range of endeavors that we might call "psychotherapy," this essay defines critically the practices of "psychoanalytically-informed therapies" and distinguishes them from Sigmund Freud's "analysis" that is tied to the unique method by which he discovered the inherent repressiveness of self-consciousness. This thesis implies that the human psyche can neither be properly understood nor healed by theory-driven techniques t...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Problems and Contradictions Inherent in Analytic Training and the Ultimate Requirement: Working with Uncertainty

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):51-59. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09284-0.ABSTRACTIn this essay, the author's aim is to outline the specifics of psychoanalytic intervention and its current relevance. She explores the boundaries of the clinician's identity, (whether psychotherapist or psychoanalyst), examines the training itself, as well as how and where one can develop the skills necessary to engage in this profession. She specifically assesses the Italian situation. For the construction of the identity of the therapist/psychoanalyst it is fundamental to learn how to tolerate uncertainty, seen here as a value, not a limitation, in contrast with the certainties which characterize other forms of psychotherapy. The complexity of psychoanalytic training is thus demonstrated as a function of two p...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Difference and the "Beyond Psychotherapy" of Psychoanalytic Method: The Pivotal Issue of Free-associative Discourse as De-repressive Praxis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):27-50. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09283-1.ABSTRACTIt is argued that, in the course of the history of psychoanalysis since 1914 or thereabouts, the clinical and theoretical interests of psychotherapy have occluded our comprehension of the radicality of the free-associative method that is special to psychoanalysis. Setting aside the entirety of the range of endeavors that we might call "psychotherapy," this essay defines critically the practices of "psychoanalytically-informed therapies" and distinguishes them from Sigmund Freud's "analysis" that is tied to the unique method by which he discovered the inherent repressiveness of self-consciousness. This thesis implies that the human psyche can neither be properly understood nor healed by theory-driven techniques t...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Problems and Contradictions Inherent in Analytic Training and the Ultimate Requirement: Working with Uncertainty

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):51-59. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09284-0.ABSTRACTIn this essay, the author's aim is to outline the specifics of psychoanalytic intervention and its current relevance. She explores the boundaries of the clinician's identity, (whether psychotherapist or psychoanalyst), examines the training itself, as well as how and where one can develop the skills necessary to engage in this profession. She specifically assesses the Italian situation. For the construction of the identity of the therapist/psychoanalyst it is fundamental to learn how to tolerate uncertainty, seen here as a value, not a limitation, in contrast with the certainties which characterize other forms of psychotherapy. The complexity of psychoanalytic training is thus demonstrated as a function of two p...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Difference and the "Beyond Psychotherapy" of Psychoanalytic Method: The Pivotal Issue of Free-associative Discourse as De-repressive Praxis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):27-50. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09283-1.ABSTRACTIt is argued that, in the course of the history of psychoanalysis since 1914 or thereabouts, the clinical and theoretical interests of psychotherapy have occluded our comprehension of the radicality of the free-associative method that is special to psychoanalysis. Setting aside the entirety of the range of endeavors that we might call "psychotherapy," this essay defines critically the practices of "psychoanalytically-informed therapies" and distinguishes them from Sigmund Freud's "analysis" that is tied to the unique method by which he discovered the inherent repressiveness of self-consciousness. This thesis implies that the human psyche can neither be properly understood nor healed by theory-driven techniques t...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Problems and Contradictions Inherent in Analytic Training and the Ultimate Requirement: Working with Uncertainty

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):51-59. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09284-0.ABSTRACTIn this essay, the author's aim is to outline the specifics of psychoanalytic intervention and its current relevance. She explores the boundaries of the clinician's identity, (whether psychotherapist or psychoanalyst), examines the training itself, as well as how and where one can develop the skills necessary to engage in this profession. She specifically assesses the Italian situation. For the construction of the identity of the therapist/psychoanalyst it is fundamental to learn how to tolerate uncertainty, seen here as a value, not a limitation, in contrast with the certainties which characterize other forms of psychotherapy. The complexity of psychoanalytic training is thus demonstrated as a function of two p...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Difference and the "Beyond Psychotherapy" of Psychoanalytic Method: The Pivotal Issue of Free-associative Discourse as De-repressive Praxis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):27-50. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09283-1.ABSTRACTIt is argued that, in the course of the history of psychoanalysis since 1914 or thereabouts, the clinical and theoretical interests of psychotherapy have occluded our comprehension of the radicality of the free-associative method that is special to psychoanalysis. Setting aside the entirety of the range of endeavors that we might call "psychotherapy," this essay defines critically the practices of "psychoanalytically-informed therapies" and distinguishes them from Sigmund Freud's "analysis" that is tied to the unique method by which he discovered the inherent repressiveness of self-consciousness. This thesis implies that the human psyche can neither be properly understood nor healed by theory-driven techniques t...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Problems and Contradictions Inherent in Analytic Training and the Ultimate Requirement: Working with Uncertainty

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):51-59. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09284-0.ABSTRACTIn this essay, the author's aim is to outline the specifics of psychoanalytic intervention and its current relevance. She explores the boundaries of the clinician's identity, (whether psychotherapist or psychoanalyst), examines the training itself, as well as how and where one can develop the skills necessary to engage in this profession. She specifically assesses the Italian situation. For the construction of the identity of the therapist/psychoanalyst it is fundamental to learn how to tolerate uncertainty, seen here as a value, not a limitation, in contrast with the certainties which characterize other forms of psychotherapy. The complexity of psychoanalytic training is thus demonstrated as a function of two p...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Difference and the "Beyond Psychotherapy" of Psychoanalytic Method: The Pivotal Issue of Free-associative Discourse as De-repressive Praxis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):27-50. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09283-1.ABSTRACTIt is argued that, in the course of the history of psychoanalysis since 1914 or thereabouts, the clinical and theoretical interests of psychotherapy have occluded our comprehension of the radicality of the free-associative method that is special to psychoanalysis. Setting aside the entirety of the range of endeavors that we might call "psychotherapy," this essay defines critically the practices of "psychoanalytically-informed therapies" and distinguishes them from Sigmund Freud's "analysis" that is tied to the unique method by which he discovered the inherent repressiveness of self-consciousness. This thesis implies that the human psyche can neither be properly understood nor healed by theory-driven techniques t...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Problems and Contradictions Inherent in Analytic Training and the Ultimate Requirement: Working with Uncertainty

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):51-59. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09284-0.ABSTRACTIn this essay, the author's aim is to outline the specifics of psychoanalytic intervention and its current relevance. She explores the boundaries of the clinician's identity, (whether psychotherapist or psychoanalyst), examines the training itself, as well as how and where one can develop the skills necessary to engage in this profession. She specifically assesses the Italian situation. For the construction of the identity of the therapist/psychoanalyst it is fundamental to learn how to tolerate uncertainty, seen here as a value, not a limitation, in contrast with the certainties which characterize other forms of psychotherapy. The complexity of psychoanalytic training is thus demonstrated as a function of two p...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

On Difference and the "Beyond Psychotherapy" of Psychoanalytic Method: The Pivotal Issue of Free-associative Discourse as De-repressive Praxis

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):27-50. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09283-1.ABSTRACTIt is argued that, in the course of the history of psychoanalysis since 1914 or thereabouts, the clinical and theoretical interests of psychotherapy have occluded our comprehension of the radicality of the free-associative method that is special to psychoanalysis. Setting aside the entirety of the range of endeavors that we might call "psychotherapy," this essay defines critically the practices of "psychoanalytically-informed therapies" and distinguishes them from Sigmund Freud's "analysis" that is tied to the unique method by which he discovered the inherent repressiveness of self-consciousness. This thesis implies that the human psyche can neither be properly understood nor healed by theory-driven techniques t...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

The Problems and Contradictions Inherent in Analytic Training and the Ultimate Requirement: Working with Uncertainty

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Mar;81(1):51-59. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09284-0.ABSTRACTIn this essay, the author's aim is to outline the specifics of psychoanalytic intervention and its current relevance. She explores the boundaries of the clinician's identity, (whether psychotherapist or psychoanalyst), examines the training itself, as well as how and where one can develop the skills necessary to engage in this profession. She specifically assesses the Italian situation. For the construction of the identity of the therapist/psychoanalyst it is fundamental to learn how to tolerate uncertainty, seen here as a value, not a limitation, in contrast with the certainties which characterize other forms of psychotherapy. The complexity of psychoanalytic training is thus demonstrated as a function of two p...
Catégories: Psychoanalytics
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