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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613133/irvin-yalom-s-experiment-revisited-applying-robert-langs-s-listening-process-to-a-psychotherapy-classic
#1
Richard L Russell
In a case now famous for its unconventionality, Irvin Yalom had his financially strapped patient submit written reports of the experience of her therapy sessions rather than pay a monetary fee. He also wrote reports of each session, and the two of them shared royalties from the book, Every Day Gets a Little Closer, eventually produced. The arrangement yielded enough process detail to warrant examination through Robert Langs's method of listening and formulating. From that perspective, it seems Yalom did not understand the encoded messages from his patient in reaction to the frame deviations, which resulted in a deterioration of the communicative field and treatment alliance...
June 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613132/the-wheel-and-the-ladder-freudian-and-loewaldian-accounts-of-individuation
#2
Linus Recht
In this paper, I use comparisons of Freud, Loewald, and Plato to explore what it means to individuate and to desire in a world of frustration, pain, and loss. The metaphors of the "wheel" versus the "ladder" present basic images for Freud's tragic conception of a person's emerging into a world of pain, transience and loss, in contrast to Loewald's sense of individuation as an increasing attainment of individual ego and world enrichment, constructed from metabolized grieved objects. I then argue that Plato's Symposium offers comparable visions of the possibilities of love, and that the juxtaposition of Freud and Loewald can be connected to ancient philosophical considerations...
June 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613131/ego-boundary-deficits-and-the-negative-therapeutic-inter-action-a-tale-of-a-whale-a-whale-of-a-tale
#3
Charles A Peterson
Defined variously and unsatisfactorily as a worsening of the patient's condition following a correct interpretation, the negative therapeutic reaction is typically blamed on the patient: "the operation was a success but the patient died." For most neurotic patients unconscious guilt objects to progress and activates the need to suffer. For most character-disturbed patients envy cannot bear the analyst's cleverness. However, patients with ego boundary problems-even sectors of psychosis-may require a different explanatory mechanism, where a correct interpretation may be experienced as a penetration and an engulfment, threatening the intactness of the self...
June 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436783/recognizing-the-patient-s-criticism-of-the-analyst
#4
Joan Sacks Lentz
Difficulty hearing criticism of us by our patients continues to be widespread among clinicians and interferes with progress in treatment. Analysts may have trouble hearing criticism because it is well hidden in the patient's associations or because it is difficult for them to recognize their shortcomings. The author suggests that the analyst's failure to hear criticism prevents the patient from resolving what may be the final, unhealthy ties to past objects. With a lens deliberately trained on criticism in our patients' material, analysts may be surprised by the myriad forms of criticism that are present and by the importance of receptive listening...
April 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436782/subverting-space-an-exploration-of-a-dance-therapy-workshop-apparatus-for-schizophrenics
#5
Silvia Lippi, Laetitia Petit
The authors created a dance workshop for schizophrenic patients designed to address their singular experience of space, in which the categories of interior and exterior do not function as limits. The space of the workshop, which, paradoxically, is thought in terms of the psychic space of schizophrenic patients by playing on its borderless quality, creates a continuity between the psychiatric hospital and the external world, and thus helps to prevent the segregation and isolation of such patients. This continuity is established on the basis of both the physical architecture of the workshop setting and the practice of dancing itself...
April 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436780/truth-axes-and-the-transformation-of-self
#6
Shlomit Yadlin-Gadot
Freud adhered to the idea that psychoanalysis is a science and that truth is one. The transition from a realistic epistemology to an epistemology of subjective idealism in psychoanalytic thought was accompanied by the splintering of the "one" realistic truth into a multiplicity of truths: realistic-correspondent, ideal, subjective-existential, intersubjective, coherent, and pragmatic truths. The present paper, employing the concept of "truth axes," explores these truths as they relate to basic human needs, self- states, and the structuring of subjectivity...
April 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135158/tikkun-a-journey-through-a-labyrinth-of-narrow-spaces-and-darkness
#7
Merle Molofsky
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February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135157/notes-on-contributors
#8
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February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135156/dream-images-and-creation
#9
Céline Masson, Silke Schauder, Simone Korff Sausse
This article links contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the dream, especially Bion's, with the work of the American video artist Bill Viola, who is deeply influenced by altered states of consciousness and produces images of dreamlike quality. We discuss the oneiric and infantile roots of creativity and artistic inspiration, finally taking Viola's monumental artwork The Passing (1991) as paradigmatic of the artist's aesthetic and philosophical elaboration of the relationship between life and death.
February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135155/masochism-a-mixed-method-analysis-of-its-development-psychological-function-and-conceptual-evolution
#10
Vera Békés, J Christopher Perry, Brian M Robertson
This article reviewed the concept of masochism by using a mixed-method approach to analyze 23 publications from 1924 to 2012 by authors from different psychoanalytic schools. Qualitative analysis showed that most authors emphasized painful early attachments, early injury of self-representation, identification with an abusing parent, and narcissistic injury as core experiences in the early childhood of patients with masochism. The main psychological function of masochism was described as a way of avoiding uncontrollable suffering by willingly undertaking other, milder, more controllable suffering...
February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135154/troubling-gender-or-engendering-trouble-the-problem-with-gender-dysphoria-in-psychoanalysis
#11
Ayelet R Barkai
This paper reviews existing case reports in the psychoanalytic literature of children diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID), now called gender dysphoria. It concentrates on a review of problems and psychoanalytic dilemmas inherent in the use of the term GID and elucidates the concurrent quandaries this term both signifies and is symptomatic of. The focus is on reports of child psychoanalyses published during or after 1991, when the American Psychoanalytic Association formally adopted a nondiscrimination policy against homosexuality...
February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135153/books
#12
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February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135152/agents-of-law-psychoanalytic-perspective-on-parenthood-practices-as-socially-accepted-violence
#13
Efrat Even-Tzur, Uri Hadar
This paper presents a theoretical model of parental authority from the vantage point of parental subjecthood, using a roughly Lacanian formulation of what it means to take a (parental) subject position. For Freud, the parental role involves the acceptance of social rules that may, at times, involve a socially acceptable degree of violence. Nevertheless, psychoanalytic discussions have disregarded the parents' subjective experience as agents of the Law and purveyors of threatening authority. The authors elaborate on Freud's and Lacan's ideas and delineate several prime types of parental identifications as agents of Law...
February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135151/developmental-considerations-in-the-origins-of-object-relations-implications-for-normative-development-and-clinical-practice
#14
Eric D Rankin
While previous writers have considered the possibility of pre-object phases of psychic development, their offerings have tended to focus on its conceptualization and implications for psychopathology and psychoanalytic care. The purpose of this paper is to extend some of these ideas by proposing a developmental model that includes a pre-object phase of normal psychic development within an object relations framework and by discussing how this model might further inform our understanding of psychopathology associated with early development and its analytic treatment...
February 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893346/the-preoedipal-and-oedipal-structure-of-termination-an-in-depth-case-study
#15
Trevor Lubbe
Much has been written about the Oedipus complex as a central organizing focus for the understanding of early developmental attainments as well as for the structuring of the personality, but nowhere are triangular forces more vitally active, clinically, than in the termination phase. The decision to end, once agreed upon, typically sets in motion a symmetrical process in which two dynamics occur concurrently. First, what drives the termination is a mourning process in which the primary task is to relinquish the analyst as a transference object and to establish the analyst as an internal object...
December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893345/quo-vadis-the-future-of-psychoanalysis
#16
Mauricio Cortina
Although contemporary psychoanalysis is split into different schools and traditions, there is growing support for some of the main tenets of contemporary psychodynamic thinking from attachment theory, infant research, developmental psychopathology, new models of motivation, the neuroscience of emotions and emotional regulation, and the discovery of different implicit and explicit memory systems. These tenets, which psychodynamic clinicians of all stripes encounter in their daily work with clients, are the following: (1) that large footprints are left over from infancy and childhood which involved insensitive, intrusive, frightening, or shaming care; (2) the carryover of these relational experiences into adulthood are expressed as unconscious expectations and attributions we make of others (transference and countertransference; (3) defensive processes and emotional regulation and deregulatory patterns develop to cope with these unhealthy relations...
December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893344/from-hallucination-to-fiction-the-invention-of-meaning-in-psychosis
#17
Silvia Lippi, Célia Lehaire, Laetitia Petit
Taking their inspiration from a case history, the authors explore the effects of a writing workshop led by a professional writer for patients in a psychiatric hospital. This workshop allowed different modes of transference to unfold: transference to the analyst-therapist, transference to the writer who led the workshop, and transference to the other members of the group. The writing activity created conditions in which there could be a movement from hallucination to delusion-a delusion expressed in fiction through the act of writing...
December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893342/person-environment-mergence-and-separation-otto-rank-s-psychology-of-emotion-personality-and-culture
#18
Daniel Sullivan
Between 1924 and 1939 Otto Rank put forward three major elements of a comprehensive theoretical edifice that has yet to be fully articulated. These are conceptually linked by the fundamental importance of person-environment mergence and separation. Rank's theory of emotions highlights anxiety as the affect of separation, and guilt as the feeling that binds the individual to others. His personality theory distinguishes between the partialist, who responds to life fear with identification, and the totalist, who responds to death fear with projection...
December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893341/index-of-contents-psychoanalytic-review-volume-103
#19
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December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893339/psychopathy-in-everyday-life
#20
Michael Eigen
Psychopathy is a spectrum of possibilities linked with survival drives. It appears in commonly accepted forms in everyday life and more egregious, devastating ways as well. Often extreme manifestations of psychopathy become part of everyday existence, almost taken as normal while its cumulative destructiveness mounts. This paper explores a range of psychopathic states in individuals and groups, including positive and negative contributions these tendencies can make. Psychopathy in individuals and culture interweave in many ways, and some of the latter are discussed...
December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
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