Countertransference dreaming: life in the intersubjective third.
COUNTERTRANSFERENCE DREAMING: LIFE IN THE INTERSUBJECTIVE THIRD. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jul 06;: Authors: Rachmani V Abstract In this paper the author asks, "How long is the life of an intersubjective field?" She proposes that it is possible for the field to remain active and instructive even after formal sessions have ended: This occurs in her case of Carla, a young woman who terminates prematurely. Carla enters treatment in a downward spiral of severe trauma symptoms that began subsequent to her rape, a decade earlier. Although Carla's symptoms diminish and the analysis continues to be prod...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachmani V Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture by Danielle Knafo and Rocco Lo Bosco, Abington and New York, Routledge, 2017, 283pp.
PMID: 29980738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tylim I Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The New Analyst's Guide to the Galaxy: Questions about Contemporary Psychoanalysis, by Antonino Ferro and Luca Nicoli, Translated by Adriano Bompani, Karnac Books Ltd., London, 2017, 176pp.
PMID: 29973650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vijayakrishnan A Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Encounters with John Bowlby: Tales of Attachment, by Arturo Ezquerro, Routledge, London and New York, 2017, 266pp.
PMID: 29970921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bacciagaluppi M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The interplay of the two hemispheres of the brain in psychoanalysis.
THE INTERPLAY OF THE TWO HEMISPHERES OF THE BRAIN IN PSYCHOANALYSIS. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jul 03;: Authors: Lentz JS Abstract Several authors have written intriguingly about the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Each hemisphere perceives the world differently, impacting that which it looks upon and reinforcing our particular world view. Notably, the left hemisphere, has always been assumed to be the dominant hemisphere, but only because it has language and is so adept at formulating arguments. The detached mode of the left hemisphere, while useful and necessary to get distance, is no more real...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lentz JS Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Harold searles: lifelong work of a master clinician.
HAROLD SEARLES: LIFELONG WORK OF A MASTER CLINICIAN. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jul 03;: Authors: Rivera FB Abstract Harold F. Searles was one of the most gifted and innovative clinicians of psychoanalysis. His clinical work arouses interest on its own merit, as well as for the ways in which it shaped his highly innovative thinking. We can only imagine what special processes were developing in Searles's inner world under the everlasting impact of his experience with psychotic patients and from his life in general. Searles focused extensively on how the psychotic individuals' mental distortions impacted the...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rivera FB Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Jack Danielian, Ph.D., 1934-2018.
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Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - June 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gianotti P Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Loneliness, closeness and shared responsibility in supervision.
LONELINESS, CLOSENESS AND SHARED RESPONSIBILITY IN SUPERVISION. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jun 28;: Authors: Yerushalmi H Abstract This paper examines the meaning of stepping in and out of the formal supervisory roles and allowing relational unbidden experiences in the supervisory space. Such episodes evolve the supervisory relationship because they help to relieve the supervisees of their sense of aloneness in bearing a burdensome clinical responsibility: they change the supervisees' perspective on therapeutic processes from first person singular to first person plural. Despite their evaluative function a...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - June 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Yerushalmi H Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Bion in Brazil: Supervisions and Commentaries, edited by Jose Americo Junqueria de Mattos, Gisele de Mattos Brito, and Howard B. Levine, Karnac, London, 2017, 262pp.
PMID: 29765097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - May 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miller IS Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Richard Gartner: Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men. The Trauma of Sexual Abuse; and Healing Sexually Betrayed Men and Boys. Treatment for Sexual Abuse, Assault and Trauma.
PMID: 29662102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bacciagaluppi M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Authority, Psychotherapy and the Authority of the Therapist in the Religious Haredi Community.
This article considers the meaning and significance of authority, and its relevance to the transference process, within the framework of psychotherapy in the orthodox Jewish (Haredi) community in Israel. In this community, deeply-rooted habits of obedience to the commandments of the Torah and the authority of the Rabbi are integral to maintaining an orthodox way of life. Clinical vignettes with Haredi patients are presented to illustrate the complexities that arise when both patient and therapist belong to the orthodox community, and highlight the authority-related issues that are central to the therapy. This combination o...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - April 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hess E Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility After the Holocaust, by Roger Frie, Oxford University Press, New York, 2017, 312pp.
PMID: 29643371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - April 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laub D Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Good and Bad: Love and Intimacy From Plato to Melanie Klein.
Abstract Melanie Klein's theories on love outline a complex system of relations-an oscillating dynamic of psychical and emotional tendencies following from both actual experience and fantasies produced by the mind. Her insights are often discussed and applied in psychoanalytical contexts, but the philosophical implications of her theory-especially in relation to Platonic thought-have rarely been discussed. In this article, I will attempt to address this gap by setting out some preliminary yet core considerations shared by both Plato and Klein. First, I will describe some structural parallels between Kleinian and P...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - April 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stromberg D Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Reading willy wonka in the era of anti-thinking.
READING WILLY WONKA IN THE ERA OF ANTI-THINKING. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Apr 11;: Authors: Miller IS Abstract Whether encountered as a movie or novel, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a childhood staple of postwar Anglophone culture. Originally published in 1964, Dahl's story of "Willie Wonka" is a morality tale for our times addressed by the present essay in relation to the precariousness, violence, intergenerational faith, and materialist fantasies reflective of contemporary life in the early twenty-first century. Compensating for the precarity of contemporary life's impover...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - April 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miller IS Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

From Die Traumdeutung to The Squiggle Game: A Brief History of an Evolution.
Abstract It is often possible to retrace the history of a new concept or a new technique, identifying precursor and reflections that would lay the foundations for the birth of something "new". This also applies to the "squiggle game" of Donald W. Winnicott, one of the Winnicottian "creations" in which the distinctive signs of its fatherhood are more evident as, at the same time, are evident several debts to other scientists: from Freud's interpretation of dreams, through Jung, Klein and Fordham to Milner's "free drawings". PMID: 29593360 [PubMed - as supplied by publish...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - March 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stefana A Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Elia Kazan's America America: A Message for America.
Abstract Elia Kazan's 1963 film, America America is a tribute to the immigrant experience of his own forebears, and has relevance to the refugee crisis of today. In stark black and white cinematography, the film provides insight into the refugee-immigrant experience, personified in Stavros, a young man longing for freedom, obsessed with an idealized America. His hope and innocence cannot safeguard him. His memories of his happy childhood and loving family create idealizing transferences to a world of others who manipulate and betray him as he undertakes his quest. Eventually he too learns to manipulate and betray,...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Molofsky M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing, and Belonging in Psychoanalysis, by Galit Atlas, Routledge, New York, 2016, 179pp.
PMID: 29563603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - March 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Orfanos SD Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Trauma and Countertrauma, Resilience and Counterresilience: Insights from Psychoanalysts and Trauma Experts, edited by Richard Gartner, Routledge, New York, 2017, 316pp.
PMID: 29459755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gensler D Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Humility.
Abstract This paper offers a nuanced discourse on the otherwise ignored topic of humility. It brings together scattered comments within psychoanalysis, secular lay-literature, sociocultural studies, and religious thought on humility. The paper also describes pathological variants of humility (excessive, deficient, false, and compartmentalized) and delineates five areas of clinical practice where humility plays an important role: (i) humility in selecting patients to treat, (ii) humility in daily conduct with patients, (iii) humility in the attitude of listening to clinical material, (iv) humility in the manner of ...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Akhtar S Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Inventing God: Psychology of Belief and the Rise of Secular Spirituality, by Jon Mills, Routledge, London and New York, 2017, 244pp.
PMID: 29459757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cohen M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Wisdom of Lived Experience; Views from Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Metaphysics, by Maxine Anderson, Karnac Books Ltd, London, 2016, 146pp.
PMID: 29422680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Turtz J Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Melancholic Response to War Destruction and the Emergence of a Group Assumption of Post-Ness.
Abstract What psychological response does war and forced displacement evoke in victims? How do survivors of war communicate their experiences to their children? Finally, what culture does the psychological response to loss shape? Using data collected through interviews, psychological consultations, and children's drawings from two sources-the ongoing Syrian civil war and the Bosnian war of 1992-1995, this paper suggests that the experience of the war generation becomes the organizing axis of their identity and that of their children. It seeks to demonstrate that survivor parents communicate their experience of los...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Yordanova K Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Becoming Myself, by Irvin D. Yalom, Basic Books, New York, 2017, 343pp.
PMID: 29422682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Zuckerman JR Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Never again! Trauma disrupts the experience of time.
PMID: 29422683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stolorow RD Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Somatic Countertransference as Evidence of Adhesive Identification in a Severely Traumatized Woman.
Abstract This paper discusses the use of somatic countertransference as a means of learning about the patient, about projective and adhesive identification and about the object relating nature of the most traumatized and withdrawn part of the personality. It assumes an elemental knowledge of British Object Relations and uses clinical material to illustrate the hypotheses that somatic countertransference is an indicator of a very elemental communication occurring from the aspect of the psyche that is united in a body mind or mind body. The paper assumes that this body mind was object seeking at birth and perhaps be...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eekhoff JK Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Ethical Presence in the Psychoanalytic Encounter and the Role of Apology.
Abstract This paper discusses aspects of ethical presence in psychoanalysis, and the possible use of apology in the therapeutic process. The author roughly delineates two periods in the history of psychoanalysis regarding the ethical dimension-the early classical period which is influenced by Freud's ethics of honesty, which gradually evolves towards the more recent intersubjectively-influenced period, necessitating the assimilation of an ethics of relationships. It is suggested that explicit theorizing of the ethical dimension into psychoanalysis offers added value to its effectiveness, and a framework is present...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Weiss M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Binocular Vision in the Total Situation.
Abstract This paper investigates the concept of "total situation" which, even though introduced into psychoanalytic thinking via sister disciplines, such as sociology, the neurosciences, etc., has gradually acquired a relatively prominent position in current therapeutic practice. It is used as a metaphor for the envelopment of the unfolding transferential and related events in the analytic process. Irrespective of whether one focuses on the individual analytic condition or the group-analytic one, contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives include both the bi-personal unconscious interactions and the variou...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joannidis C Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

There must be blood.
THERE MUST BE BLOOD. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Nov 15;: Authors: Atwood GE Abstract It is argued that in the effective psychotherapy of patients suffering with severe trauma, there is always blood that is shed. This blood may be metaphorical but is often literal. In its absence, it is unlikely that anything of real value has occurred. PMID: 29142302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Atwood GE Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Journeys in Psychoanalysis: The Selected Works of Elizabeth Spillius, by Elizabeth Spillius, Routledge, East Sussex and New York, 2016, 192pp.
PMID: 29118389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Friedman HJ Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning, edited by Lene Auestad, Karnac Books Ltd., London, 2017, 197pp.
PMID: 29118390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Molofsky M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Personal Mourning, and Border Psychology, by Vamik D. Volkan, Karnac, London, 2017, 118pp.
PMID: 29118391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miller IS Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Parnas: A Scene from the Holocaust, by Silvano Arieti, Paul Dry Books, Philadelphia, PA, 2000, 158pp.
PMID: 29109442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Covitz H Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Shining a Psychoanalytic Light on Alienation, Otherness, and Xenophobia.
PMID: 29109443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Koritar E Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Psychoanalysis in an Age of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization, by Neil Altman, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2015, 140pp.
Psychoanalysis in an Age of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization, by Neil Altman, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2015, 140pp. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Nov 01;: Authors: Rachmani V PMID: 29093573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachmani V Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Moral injury.
MORAL INJURY. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Oct 30;: Authors: Antonelli M Abstract The devastating effect on the self of moral injury, often a core component of trauma, occurring when one's actions have profoundly violated one's code of ethics, when one has been a victim of such violation, or when one has been a passive witness, has been extensively explored as it has occurred in veterans of the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Two examples illustrate its prevalence in civilian life. The literature shows violation of expected empathy from and for others, inherent in our nature, is more devastating than ...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Antonelli M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Our Relations to Refugees: Between Compassion and Dehumanization.
Abstract After the so-called refugee crisis of 2015-2016 European reactions to foreigners had come to the fore and we are seeing xenophobic political and populist movements become increasingly mainstream. The massive rejection of refugees/asylum seekers taking place has made their conditions before, during and after flight, increasingly difficult and dangerous. This paper relates current xenophobia to historical attitudinal trends in Europe regarding Islam, and claims that a much more basic conflict is at work: the one between anti-modernism/traditionalism and modernism/globalization. Narratives on refugees often ...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Varvin S Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

I Am a Mystery to Myself.
Abstract Throughout my lifetime I have had a vague sense of my identity. There were no distinct memories or stories from my childhood and adolescence to provide me with the recognition, much less an appreciation, for who I was in the world. It wasn't until I entered psychotherapy that revelations about my family life came into understanding. This was not from any recollecting of actual events but from the indirect observations of families where being engaged with each other had occurred. Through psychoanalysis, reading a variety of psychoanalytic thinkers, and by taking up my own writing I was encouraged to discov...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miller J Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Anti-semitism and Xenophobia.
Abstract This paper explores the link between anti-Semitism and xenophobia from a psychoanalytic prism. The author claims that anti-Semitism is a particular form of xenophobia directed against Jews, with some unique characteristics. She first introduces some basic notions about xenophobia, and then discusses the origins of anti-Semitism as they are viewed in early psychoanalytic thinking and in contemporary psychoanalysis. The article explores the nature of anti-Semitism in society today, and presents some reflections on the interplay between anti-Semitism and other kinds of xenophobia. PMID: 29062130 [PubMed...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kogan I Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Pierre Janet and Auguste Forel: Two Historical Contributions.
Abstract This paper discusses two 19th century French-speaking authors, Pierre Janet and Auguste Forel, who both employed hypnosis and in various ways were early influences on psychoanalysis. To acquaint the reader with the clinical works of these pioneers, a long case history by Janet, and a case history by Forel are presented. The connections between these two authors and modern developments are discussed. Both historical figures were contemporaries of Freud and their at times contentious relationships became part of their legacy. PMID: 29062131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bacciagaluppi M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Some Paths Towards Psychotic Alienation.
Abstract In this paper I use the term alienation to describe the mind's detachment from psychic reality and its withdrawal into an alien world that leads to progressive dehumanization. In spite of this phenomenon having a psychodynamic nosography and descriptive models that effectively reveal it in detail, mental alienation is still mysterious and unsettling, especially when it manifests all of a sudden in clinical work. Alienating withdrawal into sensory fantasizing, which causes increasing loss of contact with human reality, is often preceded by a long period of time spent in a dissociated world that has gradual...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: De Masi F Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Second special issue: heritage of a psychoanalytic mind. ferenczi international conference in toronto.
SECOND SPECIAL ISSUE: HERITAGE OF A PSYCHOANALYTIC MIND. FERENCZI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN TORONTO. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Sep 13;: Authors: Garon J PMID: 28904395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - September 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Garon J Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Failure of Clara Thompson's Ferenczian (Proxy) Analysis of Harry Stack Sullivan.
Abstract After hearing Ferenczi's talks on theory and practice in New York in 1926, psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan urged his friend and colleague Clara Thompson to get analyzed by Ferenczi so they could learn his technique. After saving for 2 years Thompson was a patient of Ferenczi for three summers and then moved to Budapest full-time for analysis until Ferenczi's death. Two years after she returned to New York she attempted to analyze Sullivan. Analysis was broken off in anger by Sullivan after 14 months. Before the promised Ferenczian analysis began Thompson discovered Wilhelm Reich's Character Analysi...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - September 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Meigs K Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Ferenczi's evolving conception of narcissisic pathology and its basis in trauma.
FERENCZI'S EVOLVING CONCEPTION OF NARCISSISIC PATHOLOGY AND ITS BASIS IN TRAUMA. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Aug 04;: Authors: Frankel J Abstract Ferenczi's landmark contributions to understanding and treating psychological trauma are inseparable from his evolving conception of narcissism, though he grasped their interrelationship only gradually. Ultimately, he saw narcissistic disorders as the result of how children cope with abuse or neglect, and their aftermath-they identify and comply with the needs of the aggressor, and later of people more generally, and dissociate their own needs, feelings, and perce...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Frankel J Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Book Reviews : Reclaiming Unlived Life: Experiences in Psychoanalysis, by Thomas Ogden, Routledge, London and New York, 2016, 206pp.
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Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Koritar E Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Unconscious perception and reverie: an intersubjective connection.
Abstract This paper discusses an intriguing topic for psychoanalysis: the concept of unconscious communication. Beginning with the concept of unconscious perception, it moves on to figurability and culminates with reverie. Auxiliary concepts, such as receptive unconscious, intersubjectivtiy, countertransferrence and empathy, are discussed in order to articulate the conceptual network on which theoretical arguments are based. PMID: 28751658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bandeira ML Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Ferenczi's Revolutionary Therapeutic Approach.
Abstract Many of the revolutionary principles introduced by Ferenczi in his clinical practice have now been widely accepted especially in the field of trauma and trauma therapy. Examples of these innovative views include his emphasis on empathy as opposed to technical neutrality and his stress on the real conditions of child caring and family environmental deficits and on the consequences of interpersonal violence and abuse that lead to "identification with the aggressor" by the victim thereby resulting in the internalization of both aggressiveness and guilt (the split guilt of the abuser). The resulting...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mucci C Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Something Was Lost in Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle: A Ferenczian Reading.
Abstract Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) brought a lot of new possibilities to psychoanalytic theory, but also a series of losses. While I recognize the importance of the death drive as a metapsychological construct, I argue that the first thing that went missing with the arrival of this groundbreaking Freudian text is the theorization of the ego instincts or the self-preservative drives. Freud never articulated some plausible inheritors of the ego instincts. I follow the Budapest School, and especially the voice of Sándor Ferenczi, for addressing this loss. The second thing that went missing a...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Soreanu R Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Power of Names: Uncovering the Mystery of What We are Called, by Mavis Himes, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, 2016, 223pp.
PMID: 28740193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Castelloe MS Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The "method of game": s Ándor ferenczi and his patient dm./clara thompson.
THE "METHOD OF GAME": SÁNDOR FERENCZI AND HIS PATIENT DM./CLARA THOMPSON. Am J Psychoanal. 2017 Jul 24;: Authors: Cohen E Abstract The aim of this paper is to study the Thompson-Ferenczi therapeutic relationship. Ferenczi paid increasing attention to the way in which patient's early life experiences were reenacted in the transference countertransference matrix. Ferenczi's (1931) description of how he "entered into a game" with a patient, has come to be known as enactment. Ferenczi exchanged the word "game" with "play" when patients enacted their past trau...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cohen E Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Searching for a Sensitive Way of Working Through.
Abstract This work intends to present aspects of clinical work in which the Ferenczian proposition of neo-catharsis, as re-emergence of repressed affective experience in the transference and countertransference presents itself as a challenge to the analyst, since a standard, classical technical approach results in repetition of past trauma with the analyst as perpetrator. A deviation from standard technique-free association, the principle of abstinence in transference, and interpretation-involving empathic listening, and affective sharing contains the patient's suffering. The re-emergence of suffering and terror, ...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kupermann D Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research