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Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis

1st Edition

Edited by Giovanna Ambrosio, Simona Argentieri, Jorge Canestri


320 pages

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In this book, the authors compare different psychoanalytic thinking and models – all of a rigorously Freudian stamp – on three concepts of great theoretical and clinical importance: language, symbolization, and psychosis.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Language, symbolization, and psychosis: an introduction -- A psychoanalytic enquiry into Pandora’s box: symbol and metaphor -- Deciphering the secrets of oblivion -- Self formation, symbolic capacity, and spontaneity -- A language for remembering the future -- Symbolization and psychosis: the mediating function of images in individual psychoanalytic psychodrama -- ‘White Psychoses’: silence and delusions -- When actions speak louder than words -- Reflections on listening to and speaking with the patient during analysis -- The past unconscious and the present unconscious -- The mystery of the unsaid name: commonalities between God and Rumpelstiltskin -- Texts and pre-texts in psychoanalytic clinical practice: languages and idioms -- Symbolism in love and sex -- Does the Pierce’s semiotic model based on index, icon, symbol have anything to do with psychoanalysis? -- The foreign language

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health