Volume VIII, no. 2 - 2015 (15)

EDITORIAL, Gianina Micu

Therefore, the section Theoretical and clinical psychoanalysis, unmodified, follows the topic of this year’s first issue - Impasse, crisis and working-through, connecting this issue with the series of articles previously published. I would like to add a personal comment to what was already said in the previous editorial regarding the topic of impasse and working-through, a comment that is appropriate for this celebration of ... Read more

1 - Brîndușa Orășanu, IMPASSE IN WORKING-THROUGH AND THE PSYCHOANALYST’S ETHICS

The paper is an attempt to establish a connection between the analyst’s ethics and the analytic method, a connection that emphasizes the notion of ethics in relation to the notion of method. The specific temporal dimension of psychoanalytic ethics indicates a back and forth process in relation to the method: after a movement to transgress analytic thinking, the ethical process consists in a movement to return to analytic thi ... Read more

2 - Rodica Matei - SOCIAL TRAUMA, FRACTURE OF IDENTITY AND RESTORING THE SENSE OF CONTINUITY THROUGH THE ANALYTIC CURE

Social trauma, with a specific reference to the Soviet occupation, the enforcement of the dictatorship of the proletariat and the struggle for survival during the "Golden Age", produces splits, even fractures in the sense of belonging to a family history, of continuing or discon-tinuing a tradition, but preserving psychic suffering as landmark of contemporary Romania has origins in our predecessors' traumas, unspoken or unthou ... Read more

3 - Rita Teodoru - DISSOCIATION-THE WINDOW FOR/TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING

A model of the dissociative mind could have a transformative poten-tial for the way we concepttualize mental processes. With respect to dissociation many of the basic notions of psychoanalysis have a different meaning. For examaple, the structural model postulates the tripartite unit of the Ego, the Id, and the Superego, all of them being in a dynamic conflict. This model, which implies a unitary, cohesive self, could appear d ... Read more

4 - Veronica Șandor - PSYCHOGENESIS - FACTORS OF THE CHILD’S PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT

Mental development is not linear. Each stage is configured depending on the previous stage but also on the relational, narcissistic regime, that of psyche-soma continuity, somatic accommodations, transgenerational and cultural registration. This paper presents 4 diagrams with 4 determinants of psychic development with the intention of achieving a holistic view of the human psyche in its becoming.

5 - Michel Vincent - Early insomnia: insomnia during the first six month of life

Early insomnia in a six months old infant born to young parents is un-derstood by reference to narcissism, a psycho-analytic concept intro-duced by S. Freud and later deve-loped to make sense of a variety of pathologies. Consultation with a psychoanalyst is the treatment to cure the anxiety responsible for the pain.

6 - Luis Rodríguez de la Sierra y Escobar - The “Sweet” dreams of children

Starting from several examples of dreams reported by children pa-tients, the author examines the evo-lution of psychoanalytic theories re-garding dreams: S. Freud, A. Freud, M. Klein, S. Ferenczi, Kohut, Lacan, Winnicott, Erikson and concludes on the dynamics and economy of dream interpretation in the therapeutic pro-cess emphasizing their impor¬tance in transference, repetition (of trauma), recollection and working-through.

7 - Ilany Kogan - Trauma and symbolization – my mother, myself

The author explores the traumatic impact of growing up as a replacement child to parents who were Holocaust survivors. Using a case study in which the patient was a replacement child for parents who each lost a child during the Holocaust, the author examines the damage to the child’s ego functions (thinking abilities and reality testing) and emotional develop¬ment. Analysis consisted of an attempt to understand the meaning ... Read more

8 - Jacques André - Ego analysable …?

What could “Ego analysis” mean? The Ego, described by Freud as “first and foremost a body-ego“, could this primitive Ego continue its life beyond the developments and transformations whose object it is? The Ego’s transformation into an object of love (and hate), by means of narcissism, inevitably raises the issue of unconscious Ego and its analysis. The setting plays a privileged role in the analysis of the Ego.

9 - Georgiana Dobrescu - Love as desire, conflict and Oedipal development

The author tried to outline the way in which the feeling of love appears and develops during lifetime. Thus, the relationship between a mother and her baby can be described as a relationship in which attachment, sensuality and mirroring exist. Later in adolescence, romantic love can be described by a lot of idealization and high expectations and values. In adult life, the feeling of love becomes more complex and conflictual: t ... Read more

10 - Simonetta Diena - Emptiness in bulimia: clinical vicissitudes and theoretical implications

This work illustrates the analytical therapy of a bulimic and obese patient. The viewpoint I would like to put forward relates to the specificity of the analytical work with this type of patients. These patients seem to live in a psychic reality where the mental representations of the emotions they have experienced are missing. And they are not able to recognize the full meaning of their emotional experience. Although these a ... Read more

11 - Danielle Quinodoz - Theban parents, Corinthian parents: the dichotomisation of Oedipus’ parents

Oedipus myth illustrates the failure of Oedipus to work-through his complex: Oedipus has fulfilled his unconscious wishes, he has killed his father and married his mother. What role did the affects play in this failure? For the author, the fact that Oedipus has two parental couples, parents from Thebes who abandon him and parents from Corinth who adopt him, has a universal phan-tasmatic significance: the dicho¬tomi-sation avo ... Read more

12 - Matei Georgescu - Keep on being brother with the devil even after you you have crossed the bridge: radical forms of sibship in its social beginning

Starting from the issue of the diabolical in psychoanalysis, evoking the mythological and folkloric themes, by means of a short illustration, through the relation between the Oedipus complex and fraternal relationships, using the theory of social beginning, we attempt to explore the archaic dimensions of sibship.

13 - Daniela Popa - Discussion on EMPTINESS IN BULIMIA: CLINICAL VICISSITUDES AND THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS by Simonetta Diena

We speak today about a multidimensional perspective that explores different factors that influence the apparition of bulimia like sociocultural factors, personality traits, family dynamics, genetic and biological factors. The researchers agree that the motivation to have an appearance that conforms to the present standards of thinness that drives these patients to follow restrictive diets which in their turn elicit bulimic beh ... Read more

14 - Brînduşa Orăşanu - BOOK REVIEW Moving Images Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film by Andrea Sabbadini

Throughout the book, we see how the author provides parenthesis, offering general considerations that go beyond the actual topic and use the film as if to retrieve analytical thinking, while maintaing a close relationship between psychoanalysis and film. I'll start with them.

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