Volume V, no. 1 - 2012 (9)

Editorial (Gianina Micu)

This article is available in French only. Ce nouveau numero de la Revue Roumaine de Psychanalyse accueilledans ses pages une serie d’ouvrages interessants sinon significatifs par leurapproche variee d’un sujet qui anime plusieurs etudes et rapports cliniqueset scientifiques de la psychanalyse actuelle. De grandes personnalites dumonde de la psychanalyse signent la contribution au sujet, donnant de lavaleur a la publication ... Read more

1 - In favour of a moderate use of countertransference: the history and the present situation (Franco de Masi)

Countertransference is one of the mostimportant tools of the analytic work. Inthis paper, I will try to show howcountertransference has been considered indifferent ways according to theimportance paid to the analyst'ssubjectivity. One important problemconcerns the therapeutic value of theelaboration of countertransference. Myhypothesis is that this necessary process isnot enough to promote the therapeuticprogress. I think that ... Read more

2 - La communication primitive, le sens et le non-sens du silence dans les mouvements contre-transférentielles (Daniela Luca)

This article is available in French only. The purpose of this paper is to explore – bymeans of contemporary psychoanalyticaltheories – the nuances and the sense ofsilence, of primitive, non-verbal, affective,archaic communication in thepsychoanalytical work, with a special focusnot only on distinguishing and analyzingthe transference/countertransferencemovements but also on the destiny of the unheard and unsaid in creatin ... Read more

3 - Le Contre-Transfert dans la Clinique Contemporaine. Une séance déplacée (Michel Vincent)

This article is available in French only. The setting can be seen as the keeper of thepsychoanalyst’s ethics. A very banal≪ agieren ≫, a session displacement coversand then clarifies what was, until thattime, a rather obscure aspect of thetransference/countertransferencerelationship. For this purpose, a wellarrangeddivan and a safe setting enablethe “reading” of the touch that the patientand the analyst leave on them ... Read more

4 - The countertransference, the analyst’s personality and the way in which the analytical relation develops in time (Georgiana Dobrescu)

In this paper, the author tries to analyze theway in which an analyst understands andmanages countertransference during time. The author asks herself in which way theanalyst’s counterstransference is affected/influenced by his/her professional status(beginner analyst, experienced analyst,belonging to some theoretical psychoanalyticalschools, etc); also, if countertransference isaffected by some significant events from theana ... Read more

5 - The rule of abstinence and countertransference (Vasile Dem. Zamfirescu)

My contribution debates the relationshipbetween the rule of abstinence andcountertransference, existing much moreimplicitly than explicitly in the specializedstudies. I discern three moments: exclusionof countertransference by the demand ofabstinence as a rule; restraining theabstinence rule to neurotic disorders andemphasizing the importance of noticing andexpressing countertransference for thepsychotic pathology and borderli ... Read more

6 - Is it possible to measure countertransference? (Horst Kaechele & Ingrid Ergardt)

Empirical research on the treatment processhas long time - for good reasons - avoided toeven try to measure countertransference,although this dimension of thepsychoanalytic work has gained inmomentum over the last decades. Our paper reports on various efforts of howto approach such a methodology formeasuring such an elusive concept. Thedistinction between habitual patterns ofcountertransference and situational affectivereactio ... Read more

7 - Commentary on "Countertransference, the analyst’s personality and the way in which the analytical relation develops in time" by Georgiana Dobrescu (Daniela Irimia)

The paper is structured around extremely current interrogations onthe contemporary dynamics of psychoanalysis. I’m referring to the questionto what extent is the analyst’s countertransference influenced by the data ofhis personal psychology, as reflected in the professional training and in thechoices of his personal history.

8 - L`écorce et le noyau de Nicolas Abraham et Maria Torok (Gabriel Balaci)

J’ai l’heureuse opportunite de soumettre a votre attention, avecl’intention de provoquer votre curiosite intellectuelle, le livre L’ecorce et lenoyau, etonnant par la richesse des pistes de recherche et de reflexionproposees, et par le regard de ses auteurs sur le psychisme. Les auteurs desarticles rassembles dans ce livre sont Nicolas Abraham et Maria Torok,continuateurs des idees de Ferenczi et de l’ecole hongroise ... Read more

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