journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

International Journal of Psycho-analysis

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211036/unconscious-phantasy-as-a-structural-principle-and-organizer-of-mental-life-the-evolution-of-a-concept-from-freud-to-klein-and-some-of-her-successors
#1
Heinz Weiss
Starting with Freud's discovery of unconscious phantasy as a means of accessing his patients' internal world, the author discusses the evolution of the concept in the work of Melanie Klein and some of her successors. Whereas Freud sees phantasy as a wish fulfilling imagination, dominated by primary process functioning and kept apart from reality testing, Klein understands phantasies as a structural function and organizer of mental life. From their very beginnings they involve object relations and gradually evolve from primitive body-near experiences to images and symbolic representations...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168701/letter-from-the-president-of-the-european-psychoanalytic-federation-looking-at-the-future-of-the-epf
#2
Jorge Canestri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168697/the-death-instinct-and-the-mental-dimension-beyond-the-pleasure-principle-in-the-works-of-spielrein-and-freud
#3
Fátima Caropreso
In 'Destruction as Cause of Come-into-being', Spielrein argues for the need of postulating the existence of a death instinct in mental functioning. The idea that she thus anticipated the concept of death instinct Freud introduced in 1920 is often found in psychoanalytic literature. But the specific meaning of Spielrein's hypothesis is seldom discussed, as well as the extent to which she anticipated Freud's concept. In fact, there are important differences between their views. Besides, a closer analysis of Spielrein's text reveals other ideas that come close to fundamental aspects of Freud's theories from 1920 onwards, particularly the assumption of a more primordial mental functioning than the one regulated by the pleasure principle...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127751/introduction-pioneer-analysts-of-the-rio-plata-region
#4
Howard B Levine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083959/the-hippocampus-facilitates-integration-within-a-symbolic-field
#5
John Thor Cornelius
This paper attempts to elaborate a fundamental brain mechanism involved in the creation and maintenance of symbolic fields of thought. It will integrate theories of psychic spaces as explored by Donald Winnicott and Wilfred Bion with the neuroscientific examinations of those with bilateral hippocampal injury to show how evidence from both disciplines sheds important light on this aspect of mind. Possibly originating as a way of maintaining an oriented, first person psychic map, this capacity allows individuals a dynamic narrative access to a realm of layered elements and their connections...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083956/introduction-to-the-link-and-the-theory-of-the-three-d-s-depositant-depositary-and-deposited-role-and-status
#6
Nydia Lisman Pieczanski, Alberto Pieczanski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000920/on-fascination-and-fear-of-annihilation
#7
Michel Thys
In this paper fascination phenomenologically is described as a state of radically being captured by an imposing object. What is left of the impoverished and paralysed subject clings to the exclusive fascinating object. Fascination is the eye of the storm of extreme ambivalence towards an exclusive object: being the only remaining object it is necessary for living in an object world, but at the same time it is threatening to life by absorbing the subject totally. So the subject is sucked in by a yet frightening object...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991668/silicon-in-pure-gold-theoretical-contributions-and-observations-on-teleanalysis-by-videoconference
#8
Lucio Gutiérrez
Ideas about psychoanalysis via videoconference-videoconference teleanalysis (VT)-are presented with the general understanding that these settings produce a twofold split between various degrees of recognition/negativisation of the absence of the other, on one hand, and the expectation of physical co-presence, on the other. This split has been put forward as dismantling the here, now, with me pre-reflexive unity of the analytic experience. This article suggests that both members of the analytic dyad will seek to reappropriate the experience through a forced ego integration that interferes with accessing states of unintegration in the analytic treatment and produces subtle alterations to symbolisation work...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966801/case-study-analysis-of-a-traumatized-hemophiliac-boy
#9
Jill Savege Scharff
The author presents a case study of a hemophiliac boy in four-times-a-week analysis from the age of four to six and a half years. An extensive narrative of various phases of the analysis including the termination provides the reader access to the material for discussion of therapeutic action. Her analytic technique is based on a developmental point of view and illustrates the use of limits, play, and interpretation based on countertransference. She understands the boy's symptoms of preferring to be a girl, asking to cut his penis off, and wishing to die as defenses against the fear of castration, which in his case is aggravated by the actual threat of repeated medical interventions, and by the underlying fear of a lack of body composition...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966795/the-so-called-death-drive-an-indispensable-force-for-any-subjective-life
#10
Bernard Penot
The psychoanalytic movement has difficulty in overcoming the malaise bequeathed by what Freud wanted to call the 'death drive'. This term remains doubly problematic: first because the indispensable antagonist of Eros-binding cannot be reduced to a particular drive; and secondly because this Anteros plays a vital role in subjectivization. The Freudian idea of the 'death drive' has in addition the drawback of confusing dissociative thrust (unbinding) with the aggressive component of libidinal cathexis. Now it is precisely the lack of articulation between them that leads to deconstructing it...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966777/fostering-the-educational-value-of-candidate-evaluation
#11
Arden Rothstein
Approaches to fostering the educational value of candidate evaluation are presented, in view of the plethora of intra-psychic challenges that combine with many other complexities of learning to work as an analyst. Four integrally interrelated practices have been found to address sensitivities inherent in candidates' experience of training in general, and being evaluated in particular. When applied in concert, the institute's evaluative process not only becomes more considered, but also better promotes a psychoanalytic attitude and minimizes the intrusion of evaluators' personal responses...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917491/english-notes-to-contributors
#12
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859149/psyche-and-culture-perspectives-based-on-the-contributions-and-limits-of-ethnopsychiatry
#13
Rajaa Stitou
The unconscious often appears in the form of a question or answer to the difficult relationship between the psyche and culture, a difficulty that becomes exacerbated when we are dealing with cultural difference. This difficulty, evidenced for example by Freud's thoughts on Islam, reappears, albeit in a very different way, in ethnopsychiatric theory. The author discusses the blind spots of the binary logic of the unconscious present in the work of George Devereux, a logic that eventually leads him into the same trap he had himself criticized...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748510/the-two-bernard-berenson-cousins-the-interplay-among-immigration-culture-and-narcissism
#14
Susan G Goldberg
The lives of two 19th century cousins, both of whom changed their names to Bernard Berenson, are considered from historical and psychodynamic perspectives, using a psychobiographical method. The Jewish cousins immigrated separately to Boston from Lithuania in 1875 and 1882. One cousin, later calling himself simply B.B., became a world-renowned art historian. The other Bernard became a misanthrope after feeling deeply humiliated by his cousin's family in Boston. Many biographies were written about the famous B...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543939/negative-hallucinations-dreams-and-hallucinations-the-framing-structure-and-its-representation-in-the-analytic-setting
#15
Rosine Jozef Perelberg
This paper explores the meaning of a patient's hallucinatory experiences in the course of a five times a week analysis. I will locate my understanding within the context of André Green's ideas on the role of the framing structure and the negative hallucination in the structuring of the mind. The understanding of the transference and countertransference was crucial in the creation of meaning and enabling the transformations that took place in the analytic process. Through a detailed analysis of a clinical example the author examines Bion's distinction between hysterical hallucinations and psychotic hallucinations and formulates her own hypothesis about the distinctions between the two...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435022/from-pilot-fish-to-analyst-finding-a-path-between-symbiotic-and-autistic-defences
#16
L Viviana Strauss
This paper presents the clinical case of a patient with autistic features. One of the main difficulties in his treatment was the particular rapid rhythm of his projections, introjections and re-projections that constrained the analyst's capacity for reverie and hindered the use of effective projective identification processes. These alternating defensive constellations lead either to an expelling autistic barrier or to an engulfing symbiotic fusion. Their combination can be seen as the expression of a defence against an unintegrated and undifferentiated early experience of self that was in this way kept at bay to prevent it from invading his whole personality...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374252/the-capacity-to-tell-a-joke-reflections-from-work-with-asperger-children
#17
Lawrence J Brown
The capacity to tell a joke is a highly complex interpersonal event that depends upon the maturation of certain developmental achievements which are absent or stunted in children with Asperger's Syndrome. These include the ability to know another's mind, a sense of interpersonal timing and, most notably, a capacity for abstract thinking. The author discusses Freud's () notion of joke-work, which is akin to dream-work, both of which are pathways to forming mental representations. Freud considered joke-work as a mental activity that operated on the verbal level and the author examines the preverbal dimensions that are rooted in the earliest mother/infant interactions...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374132/the-psychoanalyst-s-normal-and-pathological-superegos
#18
Vic Sedlak
The first section of the paper explores a number of differing views regarding the concept of the superego, essentially in terms of its formation and its functions. Two broad theories of superego development, both of which were introduced by Freud, are described. The first takes the superego to be principally oedipal in origin; the second traces the superego to an earlier period. The controversy about the usefulness of the concept of the death instinct is also implicated in the different views. It is then suggested that it is worthwhile to distinguish between a normal superego and a pathological superego and that these two distinct models of the superego are implicit in the work of both Freud and Klein...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27338115/clinical-applications-of-matte-blanco-s-thinking
#19
Michel Sanchez-Cardenas
Ignacio Matte Blanco (1908-1995) left very few specific indications about the applications of his theoretical notions to his interpretative style. The author shows how he uses Matte Blanco to formulate some of his own interpretations. The first part of the paper uses clinical vignettes to illustrate some of Matte-Blanco's concepts. Their theoretical vocabulary is thus made explicit. Then two psychoanalytic sessions are discussed at greater length, together with one from a therapy, so that the use of Matte-Blanco's notions can be seen clearly, allowing for a fresh perspective on areas of psychoanalytic theory, particularly dreams, psychopathology viewed according to the proportions of asymmetrical and symmetrical functioning in the patient's bi-logical mental system, the multidimensionality of the unconscious, the structural unconscious, the emotion-thought relationship, projective identification, resistance, and negative therapeutic reaction...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27239900/analytic-process-and-dreaming-about-analysis
#20
François Sirois
Dreams about the analytic session feature a manifest content in which the analytic setting is subject to distortion while the analyst appears undisguised. Such dreams are a consistent yet infrequent occurrence in most analyses. Their specificity consists in never reproducing the material conditions of the analysis as such. This paper puts forward the following hypothesis: dreams about the session relate to some aspects of the analyst's activity. In this sense, such dreams are indicative of the transference neurosis, prefiguring transference resistances to the analytic elaboration of key conflicts...
December 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
journal
journal
25564
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"