Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis

Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis

By: Giovanna Ambrosio (author)Paperback

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This book compares different psychoanalytic thinking and models - from a rigorously Freudian perspective - on three concepts of great theoretical and clinical importance: 'Language', 'Symbolization', and 'Psychoses'. These concepts are significantly interwoven with each other both in personal development as well as in the atypical and individual forms of pathology. The authors have endeavoured to reply to one of the foremost queries that has occupied Jacqueline Amati Mehler's thinking: whether and how the acquisitions of modern psychoanalysis have brought about changes in our criteria of analysability; whether our increased knowledge has lead to a greater therapeutic capacity, as she believes; and whether, as a consequence, we must endorse the so-called flexibility of the setting and the classical methods, as she does not believe.

About Author

Giovanna Ambrosio is a full Member and the Secretary of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association, member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, and Chief Editor of the journal 'Psicoanalisi'. She is the current overall Chair of the IPA Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis (COWAP), and former European co-chair of COWAP (2001-2005). Her main scientific interests include the field of the intrapsychic interaction relationship between 'truth and false', the meanings of 'lies', and issues related to the well known problem of the "confusion of tongues". She is author of several essays and editor of two books - 'On Incest: Psychoanalytic Perspectives' and 'Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis', both published by Karnac. Simona Argentieri is a full Member, Training and Supervising Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical association. She has dedicated much thought to the relationship between psychoanalysis, culture and art, particularly the cinema. She is the author of many essays and books on the above subjects. Jorge Canestri, M.D, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst. Training and supervising analyst for the Italian Psychoanalytical Association and for the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. Mary S. Sigourney Award recipient 2004. Professor of Psychology of Health at the Roma 3 University. Editor of the Educational Section of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association. Has published numerous psychoanalytical papers in books and reviews including 'Language, Symbolisation and Psychosis'.


ContentsForeword by Giovanna Ambrosio, Simona ArgentieriIntroduzione by Jorge CanestriDeciphering the secrets of oblivion by Fidias CesioSelf formation, symbolic capacity and spontaneity by Gemma Corradi FiumaraA language for remembering the future by Yolanda GampelSymbolization and Psychosis. The mediating function of images in individual psychoanalytic psychodrama by Alain Gibeault"White Psychoses": silence and delusions by Adolfo PazzagliWhen actions speak louder than words by Fred PineReflections on listening to and speaking with the patient during analysis by Ana-Maria Rizzuto The Mystery of the Unsaid Name. Commonalities between God and Rumpelstiltskin by Theodore Shapiro, M.D. Texts and Pre-texts in Psychoanalytic Clinical Practice: Languages and Idioms by Adriana SorrentiniSymbolism in love and sex by Ethel Spector Person, M.D.Does the Pierce's semiotic model based on index, icon, symbol have anything to do with psychoanalysis? By Riccardo SteinerThe Foreign Language by Louise de UrtubeyAfterword by Anne Marie Sandler

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  • ISBN13: 9781855755857
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781855755857
  • ISBN10: 1855755858

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