This book presents scholarly writings on psychic boundaries. It explores one of the extreme pathological conditions from the complex relationship between Holocaust survivor parents and their offspring: the breaking of boundaries. The book adds the dimension of time to the concept of boundaries.
Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series -- Foreword -- Escape from Selfhood -- Introduction -- Case Illustration -- The first encounter -- Phase I: Breaking analytic boundaries–the incestuous touch -- Phase II: Breaking analytic boundaries of time and place -- Phase III: The manic period– denial, omnipotence, and sexual promiscuity -- Phase IV: From manic defence to mourning -- Theoretical Issues Connected to the Case Illustration -- The struggle against mourning -- Defences against pain and mourning -- The impact of trauma on boundaries from the developmental perspective: normal and pathological symbiosis -- The impact of trauma on boundaries from the cultural perspective -- The impact of trauma on boundaries from the clinical perspective -- Special clinical dimensions of the treatment
The aim of the The International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series is to focus on the scientific production of significant authors whose works are outstanding contributions to the development of the psychoanalytic field and to set out relevant ideas and themes, generated during the history of psychoanalysis, that deserve to be discussed by present psychoanalysts.