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Negative capabilities, play and the negative

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 19. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09307-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn this paper, the author explores and attempts to clarify the roles of negative capability, play and the negative in psychoanalysis. Using clinical material to illustrate what occurs in the consulting room with and without negative capability he discusses why, in his view, it is the indispensable medium for play. Using terminology inspired by Bion, the author explains why he regards the negative as a source of richness for analytic work. He concludes by discussing André Green's "Work on the Negative."PMID:34282260 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09307-w (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Categories: Psychoanalytics

A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy, edited by Ellen L.K. Toronto, JoAnn Ponder, Kristin Davisson, and Maurine Kelber Kelly, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2017, 264 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 15. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09315-w. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34267319 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09315-w (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Forces of Destiny: Psychoanalysis and Human Idiom, by Christopher Bollas, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2019, 170 pp. First published in 1989

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09317-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34262137 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09317-8 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Bion's graph of "in search of existence"

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09306-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIf we want to understand Bion's psychoanalysis and analytic field theory, its most creative development, there is one point we must always bear in mind. Bion conceives individual therapy as group therapy. Consequently, he invites the analyst to put the patient's past and related causal theories in the background. Rather she should focus on the emotional transformations that occur in the here and now. This is very different from observing the Freudian principles of oneiric and transference distortion, on the one hand, and the (re)construction of the patient's past history, on the other. It is also different from paying attention to so-called deep unconscious fantasies or enactments. Such a crucial a...
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Self-examination in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Countertransference and Subjectivity in Clinical Practice by William F. Cornell, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2019, 166 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09300-3. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34262139 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09300-3 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Forces of Destiny: Psychoanalysis and Human Idiom, by Christopher Bollas, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2019, 170 pp. First published in 1989

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09317-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34262137 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09317-8 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Bion's graph of "in search of existence"

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09306-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIf we want to understand Bion's psychoanalysis and analytic field theory, its most creative development, there is one point we must always bear in mind. Bion conceives individual therapy as group therapy. Consequently, he invites the analyst to put the patient's past and related causal theories in the background. Rather she should focus on the emotional transformations that occur in the here and now. This is very different from observing the Freudian principles of oneiric and transference distortion, on the one hand, and the (re)construction of the patient's past history, on the other. It is also different from paying attention to so-called deep unconscious fantasies or enactments. Such a crucial a...
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Self-examination in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Countertransference and Subjectivity in Clinical Practice by William F. Cornell, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2019, 166 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09300-3. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34262139 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09300-3 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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New perspectives on psychoanalytic clinical processes

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 12:1-8. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09309-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34253811 | PMC:PMC8273372 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09309-8 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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Identity, Narcissism and the Other: Object Relations and their Obstacles by Jean Arundale, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 214 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226642 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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On Supervisors' Listening

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09305-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTherapists' struggle to construct the meaning of their patients' communications includes listening to their musical aspects such as intonations and rhythms. Similarly, supervisors listen to the musical aspects of their supervisees' therapeutic narratives to construct their unsymbolized meanings and to identify the patients' voices concealed in the supervisees' voices. To describe supervisors' listening processes, I propose the echo chamber metaphor along with the metaphors of evenly hovering attention and dreaming. The metaphoric echo chambers help supervisors in their listening processes by magnifying the sound signals in the supervisees' voices and by highlighting their richness and uniqueness. Tw...
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Identity, Narcissism and the Other: Object Relations and their Obstacles by Jean Arundale, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 214 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226642 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Categories: Psychoanalytics

On Supervisors' Listening

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09305-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTherapists' struggle to construct the meaning of their patients' communications includes listening to their musical aspects such as intonations and rhythms. Similarly, supervisors listen to the musical aspects of their supervisees' therapeutic narratives to construct their unsymbolized meanings and to identify the patients' voices concealed in the supervisees' voices. To describe supervisors' listening processes, I propose the echo chamber metaphor along with the metaphors of evenly hovering attention and dreaming. The metaphoric echo chambers help supervisors in their listening processes by magnifying the sound signals in the supervisees' voices and by highlighting their richness and uniqueness. Tw...
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Identity, Narcissism and the Other: Object Relations and their Obstacles by Jean Arundale, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 214 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226642 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Categories: Psychoanalytics

On Supervisors' Listening

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09305-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTherapists' struggle to construct the meaning of their patients' communications includes listening to their musical aspects such as intonations and rhythms. Similarly, supervisors listen to the musical aspects of their supervisees' therapeutic narratives to construct their unsymbolized meanings and to identify the patients' voices concealed in the supervisees' voices. To describe supervisors' listening processes, I propose the echo chamber metaphor along with the metaphors of evenly hovering attention and dreaming. The metaphoric echo chambers help supervisors in their listening processes by magnifying the sound signals in the supervisees' voices and by highlighting their richness and uniqueness. Tw...
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Identity, Narcissism and the Other: Object Relations and their Obstacles by Jean Arundale, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 214 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226642 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Categories: Psychoanalytics

On Supervisors' Listening

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09305-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTherapists' struggle to construct the meaning of their patients' communications includes listening to their musical aspects such as intonations and rhythms. Similarly, supervisors listen to the musical aspects of their supervisees' therapeutic narratives to construct their unsymbolized meanings and to identify the patients' voices concealed in the supervisees' voices. To describe supervisors' listening processes, I propose the echo chamber metaphor along with the metaphors of evenly hovering attention and dreaming. The metaphoric echo chambers help supervisors in their listening processes by magnifying the sound signals in the supervisees' voices and by highlighting their richness and uniqueness. Tw...
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Identity, Narcissism and the Other: Object Relations and their Obstacles by Jean Arundale, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 214 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226642 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Categories: Psychoanalytics

On Supervisors' Listening

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09305-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTherapists' struggle to construct the meaning of their patients' communications includes listening to their musical aspects such as intonations and rhythms. Similarly, supervisors listen to the musical aspects of their supervisees' therapeutic narratives to construct their unsymbolized meanings and to identify the patients' voices concealed in the supervisees' voices. To describe supervisors' listening processes, I propose the echo chamber metaphor along with the metaphors of evenly hovering attention and dreaming. The metaphoric echo chambers help supervisors in their listening processes by magnifying the sound signals in the supervisees' voices and by highlighting their richness and uniqueness. Tw...
Categories: Psychoanalytics

Identity, Narcissism and the Other: Object Relations and their Obstacles by Jean Arundale, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 214 pp

MedWorm - Mon, 2022-06-13 18:21
Am J Psychoanal. 2021 Jul 5. doi: 10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226642 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-021-09304-z (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Categories: Psychoanalytics
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