Numarul 2/2015 este co-finantat de Administratia Fondului Cultural National si va fi disponibil online si in limba romana. Proiectul nu reprezintă în mod necesar poziţia Administrației Fondului Cultural Național.
AFCN nu este responsabilă de conținutul proiectului sau de modul în care rezultatele proiectului pot fi folosite. Acestea sunt în întregime responsabilitea beneficiarului finațării.
The difficulty of analyzing the setting of the psychoanalytic cure is rooted in the history of psychoanalysis and in the way in which psychoanalysts’ thinking evolved in more than a century of clinical and theoretical attempts of exploring the human psyche. In this paper I’ve tried to capture the forms in which the setting was used in the work of psychoanalysts, not only from a historical perspective, but primarily in term ... Read more
Real conditions sometimes impose the attemp to perform psychoanalytic treatments at two sessions a week, but such treatments should be carefully considered. Unconscious fantasies on the common therapeutic project, co-created by the analyst and patient in the analytic field, have a continuous organizing effect on the development of the therapeutic process. It seems that psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, having a different tr ... Read more
The shuttle and condensed analysis does not belong to standard training models within the IPA but quite a number of analysts in countries and regions where no training possibilities had existed were already trained in this modality. The author has been active in this training model as the training analyst since 1995 and describes some of his experiences. Although there are problems, specifically with the intermittent setting p ... Read more
The psychic truth, as a discovery of or as a journey towards the self (to become oneself; to become what you truly are), acquires its content from two directions. On the one hand, within it, the present, the past and the future entwine in the Freudian thread of the desire or in the traumatic thread in which the present is flooded with the past. The present and the past limit each other. On the other hand, the subject’s truth ... Read more
The term counter-resistance in the analysis has been accepted as the analyst’s unconscious identification with the resistance of the analysand. In their clinical practices, psychoanalysts acknowledged different kind of resistances, displayed by the analyst in various situations, it is debated whether only counter-resistance should be accepted or the analyst can have resistance responses not only because of analsysand’s tra ... Read more
The adoption, alongside with the task of making a family, also has the task to elaborate the traumatism of the abandonment. According to Winnicott, a child needs first of all parents, even more than love, because having parents means for him/her the certitude of the survival when he/she is detested and even detestable. The adoption implies specific psychic realities which request additional skills in elaborating and containing ... Read more
The author reflects on some interviews conducted with Hutu killers during the Rwanda genocide. She considers the difficulties of negative assertion which involves a regression of the superego and a drastic attack on thinking process. She proposes the idea of a “conformist dementalisation”.
This article is based on Marie’s psychotherapeutic follow-up, who tried to commit suicide, mentally more than physically, the suicidal gesture is understood as a passage through the psychic treatment of trauma in the form of an attempt of hystérisation.
In this paper, we explore the representations of society and culture that Freud developed in the course of his work and we shall distinguish two periods. Distinct from contemporary sociological and anthropological conceptions, they led to his construction of a personal socio-anthropology that was virulently criticised by the social sciences. But what exactly is meant here by “culture” and “society”? Do we mean Freud’ ... Read more
Many years ago, in the Introduction to a co-edited book, my colleagues and I wrote: «We need to differentiate between a paranoia that is the result of ill-conceived thinking […] and a paranoia which is the result of processes going on outside of one’s mind and control […] Although the term “persecution complex” is almost synonymous with paranoia, there is a definite sense in which one can be persecuted without being ... Read more
ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS receives original articles for publication (only articles that haven’t been previously published in other publications are to be received, in electronic or printed form, in English or French) about any psychoanalytic theme.
The papers published in the ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS have undergone editorial screening and anonymous double-blind peer-review. They may be reviewed by the Editors, Editorial Office staff and assigned peer reviewers unless otherwise permitted by the authors.