Volume VI, no. 2 - 2013 (16)

Rodica Matei, Editorial

This article is available in French only.

1 - Joyce Slochower, Relational holding: Using Winnicott today

This essay reviews the place of the baby metaphor in relational thinking. The relational emphasis on mutuality (patient-as-adult) in the clinical encounter collided with models lodged in developmental metaphors and resulted in sharp critiques of the holding theme. Bringing my own Winnicottian / relational perspective to this critique, I proposed a view of holding that bridged the two models by exploring the analyst’s partici ... Read more

2 - Brînduşa Orăşanu, Do you speak French? – Non, je ne parle que l’Anglais. On pluralism and common ground

This article starts from observing the fact that there are similar clinical phenomena described in different psychoanalytic “theoretical languages” by authors belonging to different orientations. Concepts of projective identification and identification with the aggressor are provided as examples, their clinical description having a common core, also found in other notions, such as those of paradoxical system (M. de M’Uza ... Read more

3 - Daniela Luca, La psychanalyse de la transitionalité aujourd'hui - la créativité, la destructivité et la survivance de l'objet A la mémoire d'André Green

This article is available in French only. In this paper, the author proposes an illustration of the psychoanalytic theories on transitionality – from D. W. Winnicott to Didier Anzieu and René Roussillon, and especially on the importance of arranging the analytic frame when working with difficult patients (non-neurotic), according to ”the principles of transitional analysis”. Transitionality first implies a form of psy ... Read more

4 - Rodica Matei, Fonctionnement archaïque et cadre psychanalytique

This article is available in French only. Archaic functioning refers to psychic processes preceding primary processes specific to the developmental period in which there is no separation between body and psyche. This type of functioning is found through regressive dynamics in the psychoanalytic cure of the subject who suffers from addictive or psychosomatic pathology. The way in which the analyst looks or listens will be confr ... Read more

5 - Gábor Szőnyi, On loving the profession: Which psychoanalysis do you love? What do you love and fear in psychoanalysis?

The author investigates questions such as: “Why do we choose psychoanalysis as our profession?”, “What motifs contribute to this choice?”, “Why is the relationship often passionate?” or: “which is in fact the object of our love?”. Expectation to recover from psychic suffering and obtainment of narcissistic gratifications are among those components. There are several options in which analysis could be misused, a ... Read more

6 - Roland Havas, Le psychanalyste, sa clinique et ses théories

This article is available in French only. No psychoanalyst can be immune to any theory, whether it is implicit or not. His theories or theoretizations are forgathered in the cure, throughout the analytic process. Useful to his activity, theories shouldn’t serve the analyst for “protecting against the experience of affects” (Freud). They shouldn’t function as a theoretical layer either. Only the subjectivity of the anal ... Read more

7 - Cléopâtre Atanassiou-Popesco, L’apprentissage des limites. Quelles règles, pour quelle individuation?

This article is available in French only. Learning the limit doesn’t differ from the depressive position described by M. Klein: the baby’s, then the child’s acceptance of the barrier that separates him from his mother and that triggers in him the existence of a dependency on her. In this respect, this limit opposes the expansion of the child’s narcissism or his egotism. The limit, if integrated by the ego, allows him t ... Read more

8 - Marc Hebbrecht, The dream as a picture of the psychoanalytic process

“The dream as a picture of the process” gives an overview of the work that has been done during the psychoanalytic process. The dream is going to play a crucial role in the therapy or in the analysis. Its lucidity and transparency are characteristic. Although the patient doesn’t stress the importance of the dream during the session, he/she remembers them clearly and also later in the analysis or after termination, he/she ... Read more

9 - Irena Talaban, La bouillie des noms

This article is available in French only. This paper addresses the problem of filiation and affiliation in the psychotherapy of a Jung pubescent exhibiting behaviour problems. Elyah is the only child of a mixed couple Judeo-Christian (father Ashkenazi and mother Catholic). The working hypothesis involves that individual identity cannot be built outside the registration of a person in a filiation, and any filiation is unthinkab ... Read more

10 - Radu Clit, Contradictions et evolution dans la definition de la latence

This article is available in French only. Defined by Freud as a consequence of “biological peacefulness”, latency has evolved, according to F. Guignard. The case of an 8-year-old little girl, placed in a specialized institution shows the difficulty of establishing this developmental phase. Her parents are separated and they are in conflict, and she suggests that her father used her as a sexual object. The girl shows, on th ... Read more

11 - Petruţa Gheorghe, Sullivan Revisited – Life and Work, by Marco Conci

“Sulivan Revisited – Life and Work”, by Marco Conci, is an extensive effort to lay down in a structured manner not only the life and work of Harry Stack Sullivan, but the obvious overdetermination between personal history, profession, work, quests, pursuits, and the atmosphere of those “terrible” times of research, development and innovation.

12 - Daniela Luca, Commentaire à “Do you speak French? – Non, je ne parle que l’Anglais.On pluralism and common ground” de Brînduşa Orăşanu

This article is available in French only.

13 - Ileana Botezat-Antonescu, Commentary on “On loving the profession: Which psychoanalysis do you love? What do you love and fear in psychoanalysis?” by Gábor Szőnyi

"Out of my mind" - meaning "I’m not in my right mind" made ​​me think forth to the conscious and unconscious levels of the complex process of loving – love... The next step is existent to an inevitable object of love. We could then rephrase and ask ourselves: What psychoanalyst do we love? Are there any parental figures (personal analyst, supervisor, teacher) involved and most important how are they involved during the ... Read more

14 - Camelia Petcu, Commentaire à “Le psychanalyste, sa clinique et ses théories” de Roland Havas

This article is available in French only.

15 - Simona Trifu, Commentary on “Contradictions et evolution dans la definition de la latence” by Radu Clit

Lucille is a child possessing a certain kind of emotional investment, a kind of total love that the latency period cannot nullify. Or, if we were to look at the same reality of emotions as in a mirror, we might wonder whether Lucille is choosing to remain in latency in order not to annul / to lose / to leave this type of loving. There are people who, even though later in their evolution into adulthood have known or will know ... Read more

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