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The Girl who Committed Hara-Kiri and Other Clinical and Historical Essays

1st Edition

By Franco Borgogno


424 pages

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This book bears witness to the author's psychoanalytic journey from the years 1994-1995 to the present, and as such is a completion and a continuation of his previous Psychoanalysis as a Journey of 1999. The book is divided into two parts: one clinical and the other theoretical. The two parts are connected to each other, since the concepts and authors on whom the second (theoretical-clinical) part are focused make up the "tools of the trade" that the author utilizes in the first part to describe his work with patients. In particular, th author describes his work with "M," who is the protagonist of many of these pages. The first (clinical) part contains the text, more or less unmodified, of the analytic paper that the author presented fifteen years ago in order to be appointed a training and supervising analyst.

Table of Contents

Foreword , Author’s Preface , Part I , On the patient’s becoming an individual: the importance of the analyst’s personal response to a deprived schizoid patient and her dreams 1 , The roots of a psychic suffering: the analyst’s “theoretical tics” , The interlocking of the “inter-intra” psychic , The importance of having an “agency” on the other , The process of working through in the “here and now” and along the “long wave” of the analytic encounter , On “psychic death” 1 , Part II , “Spoilt children”: a conversation between two analysts 1 , Little Hans updated , A particular form of repetition in the transference-countertransference , Ferenczi: yesterday, today, and tomorrow , Part III , There is no conclusion

About the Author

Franco Borgogno

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health