Secret Passages provides a theoretical and clinical exploration of the field of psychoanalysis. It looks at the pivotal relationship between analyst and client and its importance to the psychoanalytic process. Offering a uniquely global perspective, Bolognini considers the different trends in contemporary psychoanalysis, charting a course between the innovative and traditional.
Divided into three parts, areas of discussion include:
plurality and complexity in the internal world
the complex nature of psychoanalytic empathy
from the transpsychic to the interpsychic
Drawing on vivid clinical examples throughout, Secret Passages will be of great interest to all psychoanalysts, in particular those with an interest in gaining a more global theoretical perspective.
Table of Contents
Introduction. PART I: Three Prefaces to the Discussion. Freudís "Objects": Plurality and Complexity in the Internal World and in the Analystís Working Self. Proposal for an Alternative Review of Therapeutic Factors: In the Margins of "Rethinking Therapeutic Action," by Glen Gabbard and Drew Western. Speaking of Things, Speaking of Words. PART II: Interpsychic Passages. The Intrapsychic and the InterpsychiC. "Interpret-Action". My Dog Doesnít Know Descartes: The Disenchanted Analysis of the "Interpsychic" Man-Dog. The Psychosexuality of Mucous Membranes: Inter-Body and Interpsychic. The Complex Nature of Psychoanalytic Empathy: A Theoretical and Clinical Exploration. The Glass Half Empty or Half Full: Dream Work and Oneiric Working Through. PART III: From the Transpsychic to the Interpsychic. Peleusís Hug: Survival, Containment, and Con-Viction in the Analytic Experience with Serious Pathologies. The Courage to Be Afraid. Trust in Oneís Self: Pseudomaturity and Disarticulation Between Ego and Self in Panic Attacks.
"We should all be grateful to Stefano Bolognini for leading the way for the rest of us to follow. He has blazed a trail, and now it is incumbent up on the rest of us to make our way along that trail and join him in the new country of global psychoanalysis." Ė Glen O. Gabbard, from the Foreword.
Stefano Bolognini is a Psychiatrist and a Training and Supervising Analyst and is President of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. He works and lives in Bologna, and is consultant and supervisor of the Italian National Mental Healt Service. He is member of the European Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.