Encounters with the Irrational: My Story by Andr é E. Haynal, with an interview by Judit Mészáros, International Psychoanalytic Books, New York, 2017, 173pp.
Encounters with the Irrational: My Story by André E. Haynal, with an interview by Judit Mészáros, International Psychoanalytic Books, New York, 2017, 173pp. Am J Psychoanal. 2019 Feb 18;: Authors: Vida JE Abstract PMID: 30778161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vida JE Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The W.R. Bion Tradition: Lines of Development, Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades, edited by Howard B. Levine and Giuseppe Civitarese, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018. 514pp.
Abstract PMID: 30778162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Friedman HJ Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Better Late than Never: The Reparative Therapeutic Relationship in Regression to Dependence by Lorraine Price, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 216 pp.
Abstract PMID: 30778163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lewis JI Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Aggressive enactments: containing the "no" in clinical work with survivors of abuse.
AGGRESSIVE ENACTMENTS: CONTAINING THE "NO" IN CLINICAL WORK WITH SURVIVORS OF ABUSE. Am J Psychoanal. 2019 Feb 13;: Authors: Charles M, Dodd Z, Stevens GJ Abstract Identity development depends on the ability to say 'no.' Setting limits enables a relationship between two separate individuals to develop. Early trauma can leave the individual so vigilant to others' demands that internal prohibitions against intrusion remain silenced, which we conceptualize as a 'no' that could not be sufficiently articulated to keep the person safe. For those who have not been able to assert this fundamental li...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Charles M, Dodd Z, Stevens GJ Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

A long-term case study with sadistically-tinged countertransference elements.
Abstract This case report sketches the psychoanalytically-informed supportive psychotherapeutic treatment of a single man through his life challenges over a twenty-year period. The decades-long challenges arise from obsessive compulsive disorder, pathologic self-effacement with insatiable and unusual erotic components, and severe visual impairment leading to blindness. Sadistically-tinged impulses arising in the countertransference are described. PMID: 30760817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ingram DH Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Working with religion: often neglected aspects of transference and countertransference.
WORKING WITH RELIGION: OFTEN NEGLECTED ASPECTS OF TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE. Am J Psychoanal. 2019 Feb 13;: Authors: Cohen M Abstract The author contends that psychoanalytic theory has generally presented religious beliefs as developmentally immature or pathological. This viewpoint has resulted in a neglect of religion on the part of psychoanalysts and an avoidance of their religious life by patients. Even though there has been an evolution from the traditional Freudian foundational approach to religion as an "illusion" to the inclusion of psychoanalytical training within some Chr...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cohen M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Marianne Horney Eckardt, M.D. February 12, 1913-August 31, 2018.
Abstract PMID: 30755674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rubin JB Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

On dreams, imaginative knowing and not knowing: Appearance, identity, and shame.
Abstract This paper explores the relation of concepts of the unconscious to notions of the imagination, and both to the dynamics of shame. In this discussion dreams occupy a central place, since they are so intimately related to human relationships and to the human imagination. What is seen, not seen, concealed, relied upon for others not to understand, and what is imagined in the responses of others and of oneself-these are essentially shame dynamics, since our identity is determined by relationships. PMID: 30755675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kilborne B Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Doublings between bewilderment and enlightenment: reading freud with heine on the troubled identity of hirsch-hyacinth.
DOUBLINGS BETWEEN BEWILDERMENT AND ENLIGHTENMENT: READING FREUD WITH HEINE ON THE TROUBLED IDENTITY OF HIRSCH-HYACINTH. Am J Psychoanal. 2019 Feb 07;: Authors: Miller IS Abstract The present paper examines Freud's collapse of Heine's poignantly observed multi-cultural narratives in discerning the joke's mechanism of doubling as it progresses from initial bewilderment to momentary enlightenment. In so doing, Freud opens the door to examination of the complex Jewish cultural identity he and Heine share, as represented by the fictional character, "Hirsch-Hyacinth". Hirsch-Hyacinth is a caricatu...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miller IS Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Female anatomy and hysterical duality.
This article attempts to add another layer to our understanding of the phenomenon of hysterical duality. The author postulates that hysterical duality can be explained based on the dual-aspect model of feminine sexuality, which exhibits two initially contradictory paths: one derived from primary vaginal sensations and the other from clitoral pleasure. At first, these two paths create a fundamental split between representations of internal space, containment and motherhood and representations related to auto-eroticism and the effacement of the Other's presence and needs. The author argues that this manifest contradiction ma...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - February 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Zaidel A Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Thoughts on the limits of a mutual technique.
Abstract Ferenczi's appreciation of the inherently mutual nature of the analytic encounter led him, and many who followed, to explore the value of mutual openness between patient and analyst. Specifically, Ferenczi saw the analyst's openness as an antidote to his earlier defensive denial of his failings and ambivalence toward the patient, which had undermined his patient's trust. My own view is that, while the analyst's openness with the patient can indeed help reestablish trust and restore a productive analytic process in the short term, it also poses long-term dangers. In certain treatments it may encourage &quo...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Frankel J Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

First florence ferenczi special issue.
FIRST FLORENCE FERENCZI SPECIAL ISSUE. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 15;: Authors: Koritar E Abstract PMID: 30442998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Koritar E Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Suicide: a patient's wish to kill off "bad" introjects and thus achieve rebirth.
SUICIDE: A PATIENT'S WISH TO KILL OFF "BAD" INTROJECTS AND THUS ACHIEVE REBIRTH. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 13;: Authors: Seitler BN Abstract Benedict came for treatment because he experienced severe self-deprecating feelings that tortured him. He felt commanded-by what he characterized as internal demons-to kill himself. When he did not do so, he felt humiliated for having been a coward. Simultaneously, he reckoned that if he died his demons would be killed off, but that he would arise brand new. Because Benedict had already "killed off" several earlier therapists, he needed someon...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Seitler BN Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The lonely passion of the "people".
The lonely passion of the "people". Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 10;: Authors: Prince RM Abstract This paper explores the psychological sources of support for a leader, and unwavering belief in the illusions he promotes, which persists despite confrontation with reality. Lonely passion is an oxymoron. It is passion because of the intensity of the supporters' longing which is partially shaped by fear and loss. Their passion is lonely because they appear to be left empty with their love unrequited, having given their selves up and only having an illusion in return. It explores the effects of soci...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Prince RM Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Cut and the Building of Psychoanalysis, Volume II: Sigmund Freud and S ándor Ferenczi, by Carlo Bonomi, Routledge, London & New York, 2018, 285pp.
The Cut and the Building of Psychoanalysis, Volume II: Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, by Carlo Bonomi, Routledge, London & New York, 2018, 285pp. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Nov 07;: Authors: Rothschild L Abstract PMID: 30405196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rothschild L Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Balint Matters: Psychosomatics and the Art of Assessment, by Jonathan Sklar, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 232pp.
Abstract PMID: 30405197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stern WL Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Political Divide in the Consulting Room.
Abstract This paper addresses a treatment relationship that tests the analyst's capacity for empathy within an impinging political context. It involves a Ferenczian "relaxation of technique" within the analytic frame, while the analytic couple attempts to negotiate a polarized transference and countertransference. Specifically, within a long-term treatment imbued with positive transference, my patient becomes openly outraged by my insensitive anti-Trump remarks. Increasing confrontations around the expression of political views illuminate our otherness. He complains of psychic ostracism within a liberal ...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hendelman LA Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Beyond Anti-thinking: Psychoanalysis as Politics.
Abstract This paper discusses the political nature of psychoanalytic audacity in an era of fake news and disinformation as receptive populations accustom themselves to societal and political misrepresentations of anti-thinking. Against the aggressive rise of anti-thinking that cauterizes individual and societal registration of precarity, the ideological foundation of psychoanalytic inquiry is in the freeing of that which emotionally and ideationally, has felt to be impenetrable, making such contents and expressions available for clarification within the consensual understandings between two very different individu...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miller IS Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

From primary maternal preoccupation to dead mother.
FROM PRIMARY MATERNAL PREOCCUPATION TO DEAD MOTHER. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Oct 31;: Authors: Csillag V Abstract Ferenczi (1929) writes about the unwelcome child who is not ushered into this world with care and grows up in the grip of the death instinct, with a depressive streak and a weakness in the capacity for life. Andre Green's (1986) concept of the dead mother describes a similar phenomenon, by which the image of a loving mother is transformed into an inanimate, dead parent. The absent mother becomes the negative, which will then take up a central position in the child's psyche. Winnicott (1956) d...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Csillag V Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Sublime Subjects: Aesthetic Experience and Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis, by Giovanni Civitarese, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 172pgs.
Abstract PMID: 30377296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Koritar E Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Terrified by suffering, tormented by pain.
Abstract Ferenczi's understanding of the primitive defenses required to cope with trauma, such as introjection, identification with the aggressor, atomization and reckoning, supports the author's clinical observations of patients who introject a pain mother. Introjecting a pain mother assures that the terrorism of the original external event of a suffering mother keeps the internal suffering going, resulting in being tormented by pain. Such an introjection creates technical difficulties for the analyst. A clinical case is presented to demonstrate. PMID: 30374141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Am...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eekhoff JK Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Ferenczi as social trauma thinker.
Abstract In the 21st century, the notion of trauma is so commonly used that one can speak of a culture of trauma. Today, a wide variety of people claim victimhood, pointing to their traumas as validation. Fassin and Rechtman denounce the way in which recognition strategies make use of the identity of victim to justify compensation policies and financial reparations. This paper presents Sándor Ferenczi's contributions on trauma, showing how his theory takes into consideration relational and political aspects that were underemphasized by Freud. When Ferenczi is compared to contemporary recognition thinkers (s...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gondar J Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Price of Free Markets, by Todd McGowan, Columbia University Press, New York, 2016, 292pp.
Abstract PMID: 30374143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rendon M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Mutuality.
Abstract Ferenczi's striving for mutuality, a call which Freud didn't take up, let him explore this concept with his analysands. He thus became the originator of mutual analysis, although with caveats, and of the concept of introjection, another important Ferenczian notion. The analyst's attitude of knowing the 'objective' and independent Truth is changing its orientation into that of a co-construction in the analytic work; here the analyst and the analysand build a third internal world, which they share and which remains their own. Clinical vignettes illustrate the implications of these views. PMID: 30361646...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Haynal AE Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The Psychic Life of Fragments: Splitting from Ferenczi to Klein.
Abstract The present paper starts from the reflection that there is a curious "phenomenological gap" in psychoanalysis when it comes to processes of splitting and to describing the "life" of psychic fragments resulting from processes of splitting. In simpler terms, we are often in a position to lack a precise understanding of what is being split and how the splitting occurs. I argue that although Melanie Klein's work is often engaged when talking of splitting (particularly through discussions on identification, projection and projective identification), there are some important phenomenological...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Soreanu R Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Of Things Invisible to Mortal Sight: Celebrating the Work of James S. Grotstein, edited by Annie Reiner, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2018, 304pp.
Abstract PMID: 30361648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cohen M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

The blood crisis: a choice between dying and rearranging?
THE BLOOD CRISIS: A CHOICE BETWEEN DYING AND REARRANGING? Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Oct 24;: Authors: Vida JE Abstract I began my Ferenczi studies in the fall of 1987, a year before the English translation of his Clinical Diary was published. Since then, I have demonstrated in writing, teaching, working, and living that there is scarcely a passage in this "laboratory notebook of psychoanalysis" that fails to illuminate the clinical and the personal. And above all is Ferenczi's late awareness that his personality had been constructed upon false assumptions. This is a reckoning of thirty years' co...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vida JE Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

When Hurt Remains: Relational Perspectives on Therapeutic Failure, edited by Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar and Rachel Shalit, Karnac, London, 2016, 208pp.
PMID: 30097624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - August 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Finn M Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Beyond Doer and Done To: Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third, by Jessica Benjamin, Routledge, London and New York, 2018, 278pp.
PMID: 30087412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - August 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miller I Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Correction to: HAROLD SEARLES: LIFELONG WORK OF A MASTER CLINICIAN.
Abstract Unfortunately the name of the author was given incorrectly. It should be read: Francisco Balbuena. We apologize for this mistake. PMID: 30054589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Balbuena F Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

Master of the universe: scorsese's "the wolf of wall street" through a psychoanalytic lens.
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE: SCORSESE'S "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET" THROUGH A PSYCHOANALYTIC LENS. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Jul 17;: Authors: Kogan I Abstract In this essay I wish to present some reflections on Jordan Belfort, the protagonist of the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" from a psychoanalytic prism. The movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street", is a 2013 black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese and adapted by Terence Winter from Belfort's memoir (2007) of the same name. This movie has already been analyzed from cultural and historical perspectives, with the protagonist repre...
Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kogan I Tags: Am J Psychoanal Source Type: research

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.
PMID: 29959395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Psychoanalysis)
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