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Feminine Sexuality and the Work of the Negative

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
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

Anti-semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions, edited by H. Steven Moffic, J. R. Peteet, A. Hankir, and M.V. Seeman, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland, 2020, 368 pp

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09334-1. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35136151 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09334-1 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

"playing with reality" in a nazi concentration camp

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09337-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis paper explores the function of play under traumatic circumstances, focusing on playing with the reality of a Nazi concentration camp. The goal of playing was to enhance life forces, which was achieved by active mastery of the passive trauma, re-establishment of inner equilibrium, transformation of internal reality into a more bearable one, recovery of symbolic functioning. The analysis of the movie "Life is Beautiful" is used for illustrating this theme.PMID:35136152 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09337-y (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Anti-semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions, edited by H. Steven Moffic, J. R. Peteet, A. Hankir, and M.V. Seeman, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland, 2020, 368 pp

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09334-1. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35136151 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09334-1 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

"playing with reality" in a nazi concentration camp

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09337-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis paper explores the function of play under traumatic circumstances, focusing on playing with the reality of a Nazi concentration camp. The goal of playing was to enhance life forces, which was achieved by active mastery of the passive trauma, re-establishment of inner equilibrium, transformation of internal reality into a more bearable one, recovery of symbolic functioning. The analysis of the movie "Life is Beautiful" is used for illustrating this theme.PMID:35136152 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09337-y (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

Anti-semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions, edited by H. Steven Moffic, J. R. Peteet, A. Hankir, and M.V. Seeman, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland, 2020, 368 pp

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09334-1. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35136151 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09334-1 (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics

"playing with reality" in a nazi concentration camp

MedWorm - mar, 2022-03-01 13:34
Am J Psychoanal. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1057/s11231-022-09337-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis paper explores the function of play under traumatic circumstances, focusing on playing with the reality of a Nazi concentration camp. The goal of playing was to enhance life forces, which was achieved by active mastery of the passive trauma, re-establishment of inner equilibrium, transformation of internal reality into a more bearable one, recovery of symbolic functioning. The analysis of the movie "Life is Beautiful" is used for illustrating this theme.PMID:35136152 | DOI:10.1057/s11231-022-09337-y (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Catégories: Psychoanalytics
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