By Judith L. Mitrani
This quantity involves a sequence of essays, at the start encouraged over thirty years in the past via Freud’s paper on Gradiva -- “she who steps along.”
In the tale of Gradiva, a tender archaeologist, Norbert Hanold, suffers from delusions and is ready to get to the bottom of the mysteries of his emotional lifestyles and brain as a result of a lady who doesn't problem those delusions, yet quite “steps alongside” with Hanold, progressively supporting him to disentangle fact from delusion via what Freud referred to as “cure through love”. Gradiva, initially felt to be the resource of Hanold’s illness, finally turns into the agent of its answer and of his go back to healthiness.
This impressive story varieties the foundation for Mitrani’s proposal of “taking the transference”. via scientific vignettes, a variety of elements of psychoanalytic method -- precious from the 1st stumble upon among sufferer and analyst and in the course of the technique of the improvement of brain to termination -- are illustrated intimately. those chapters are rooted in and explicate and extend upon the theoretical tenants of Freud, Klein, Bion and Tustin and concentrate on the act of gazing and “taking the transference”, fairly on the childish point.
Salient subject matters contain the significance of listening at the start of study with those that comprehend little approximately research in addition to with those that “know all approximately it”; technical implications derived from works via Klein, Bion and Tustin; analytic encounters with adults and children, a psychoanalytic tackle a modern movie, and a few ways that psychoanalysis may perhaps lend extra desiring to neuro-scientific reports on autism.
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Alex also spoke about two women with whom he was chummy at the hospital and about his sexual attraction to them, and also about one 26 P S Y C H OA N A LY T I C T E C H N I Q U E A N D T H E O RY of his patients. He used the phrases “you know” and “I’ve talked to you about this before” several times in this rambling, undifferentiated report of the weekend’s events. Finally, he recounted a conversation with one of my husband’s patients, a woman whom he had met in the waiting room that my husband and I shared.
There was a brief silence after which he said that he had been thinking of a story he’d read in the newspaper about a good Samaritan who’d been in the wrong place at the wrong time and had suffered a fractured skull at the hands of a madman. He said that when he’d read this story, he’d felt oddly guilty for what had happened. I felt here that I needed somehow to address Marc’s painful disappointment in psychoanalysis and the rage that was secondary to this disappointment, palpably seething underneath the surface of every word he had uttered.
In spite of such barriers to our connection, around the anniversary of the first year of the treatment Lilly began to bring material related to themes of containment. For example, she reported seeing a “baby bag snow suit for sale in an L. L. Bean Catalogue,” which approximated her dreams of being safe and warm. , no adequate articulation), but mostly it just seemed to her to offer safety and warmth. Soon Lilly began to express not only her angry feelings toward me, but also the sense that I could contain some unbearable excitement that she had experienced regarding some very positive developments occurring at that time in her life.
Psychoanalytic Technique and Theory: Taking the Transference by Judith L. Mitrani