A cutting-edge collection of psychoanalytic ideas edited by Rui Aragão Oliveira, Maria José Gonçalves, and João Diniz, with contributions from David Bell, Franco Borgogno, Luis J. Martín Cabré, R. D. Hinshelwood, Howard B. Levine, Andrea Marzi, Sérgio Eduardo Nick, Leopold Nosek, Fernando Orduz, Éric Smadja, and Virginia Ungar.
Over the past decade, the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society took the opportunity to restructure and redefine their organisation. As part of this process, they invited outstanding psychoanalysts from all over the world to present their thoughts, reflections, and clinical investigations. These conferences, workshops, and working groups helped shape the modern society, bringing in vibrant new ideas.
Reflections on Contemporary Psychoanalytic Thought showcases the best of these significant contributions with chapters from David Bell, Franco Borgogno, Luis J. Martín Cabré, R. D. Hinshelwood, Howard B. Levine, Andrea Marzi, Sérgio Eduardo Nick, Leopold Nosek, Fernando Orduz, Éric Smadja, and Virginia Ungar. Each chapter begins with an introduction from one of the editors, Rui Aragão Oliveira, Maria José Gonçalves, and João Diniz, which contextualises their impact at the time, the transformations they brought about, and their continuing relevance to the psychoanalytic community. Grouped into two stimulating sections – Psychoanalysis and contemporaneity and Theory of psychoanalytic technique – the book is an absolute must-read for all psychoanalysts and will be of interest to other mental health professionals, students, and anyone interested in engaging with contemporary psychoanalytic concepts.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements About the editors and contributors Introduction Part I Psychoanalysis and contemporaneity Introduction by Maria Jose Goncalves 1. The institutional dynamics of psychoanalysis: the effect of the development threatening idea R. D. Hinshelwood Introduction by Maria Jose Goncalves 2. Freud and culture Eric Smadja Introduction by Joao Seabra Diniz 3. The disappeared: a sorrow without dreams Leopold Nosek Introduction by Rui Aragao Oliveira 4. Virtual space, identity, and psychoanalysis: a new world or a dreadful voyage? Andrea Marzi Introduction by Joao Seabra Diniz 5. Contemporary hysterical body Fernando Orduz Introduction by Rui Aragao Oliveira 6. Connecting the International Psychoanalytical Association to our psychoanalytical community Sergio Eduardo Nick Introduction by Joao Seabra Diniz 7. From the glass slipper to the glass ceiling Virginia Ungar Part II Theory of psychoanalytic technique Introduction by Rui Aragao Oliveira 8. Towards a two-track model for psychoanalysis Howard B. Levine Introduction by Joao Seabra Diniz 9. Who is killing what or whom: some notes on the internal phenomenology of suicide David Bell Introduction by Rui Aragao Oliveira 10. Achieving the elasticity of technique: Sandor Ferenczi's psychoanalytic project and journey Franco Borgogno Introduction by Maria Jose Goncalves 11. Ferenzci's ideas in contemporary psychoanalysis: Ferenczi's contribution to the psychoanalytic theory of trauma and further developments Luis J. Martin Cabre Final thoughts Index
About the Editors:
Rui Aragao Oliveira is a full member and supervising analyst of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (PPS) and International Psychoanalytical Association. He is the director of the training committee of the PPS, past president of the PPS, past editor-in-chief of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Review, and past editor of Psychoanalysis Today. He teaches at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Lisbon and has been working with clinical groups for the IPA with the three level model. He has published on the theory of technique, paternal function, and clinical issues.
Maria Jose Goncalves is a medical doctor, child psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, child psychoanalyst, and full member and supervising analyst of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (PPS) and International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). She is the former president of the PPS Board and Institute Board, and past director of the PPS Training Committee. In the PPS Institute, she promotes the training on psychoanalytic ethics. She was a former director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Pediatric Hospital in Lisbon, where she founded a mental health infancy unit. She has published numerous papers, especially on infant psychoanalysis and on clinical issues.
Joao Seabra Diniz is a full member and supervising analyst of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (PPS) and International Psychoanalytical Association. He started his psychoanalytic training in Italy and continued it in Lisbon at SPP. For many years, he was involved in the formation of candidates for psychoanalysis. He is past president of the SPP and of the Institute of Psychoanalysis of Lisbon/SPP. He is the former director of the Social Action Service at Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa, and worked in the childhood and youth sector, where he collaborated in the launch of Adoption in Portugal. For some years, he collaborated with the Center for Judicial Studies, training in matters related to the abandonment and adoption of children. He is former national director of the Family and Child Support Project-PAFAC. He was a member of the National Commission for the International Year of the Child.