Traumatised and Non-Traumatised States of the Personality: A Clinical Understanding Using Bion's Approach, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Traumatised and Non-Traumatised States of the Personality

A Clinical Understanding Using Bion's Approach, 1st Edition

By Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo


362 pages

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This book provides, using Bion's insightful legacy, a practical and useful instrument to safely navigate the psyche. It offers an original conception of trauma and of the working mind between "traumatised" and "non-traumatised" states based on essentials taken from Bion's contributions.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: Theoretical considerations about pre-conceptual traumas and traumatised and non-traumatised states of the personality -- “Evicted from life”: time distortion between pre-conceptual and conceptual traumas -- The mark of Cain: ego and superego narcissistic identifications with pre-conceptual traumas -- The conceptualisation of pre-conceptual traumas -- The unconscious: the messenger of truth from Bion’s perspective of container–contained interaction -- Transformation of pre-conceptual traumas: heteromorphic or homeomorphic symbolisations -- “Deferred action” (“après coup”) and the emotional interaction between pre-conceptual and conceptual traumas -- Pre-conceptual traumas as the tyrannical presence of absences -- Negative and positive links as a form of communication in the traumatised and non-traumatised states (TS ⇔ N-TS) -- The traumatised ego and the traumatising superego -- Acting out pre-conceptual traumas: interruption of therapy and “catastrophic change” -- Pre-conceptual traumas: inflicted by chance and repeated by compulsion -- The world of sigma (Σ) -- The triangle’s entrapment: pre-conceptual traumas and the oedipal condition -- All pregnancies are twins: one baby in the uterus and one baby in the mind—pre-conceptual traumas and infertility -- Children from the claustrum: pre-conceptual traumas and addiction -- Pre-conceptual traumas and somatic pathology: the body’s attempt to dream a repetitious undreamed dream -- Pre-conceptual traumas and totalitarianism *

About the Author

E. Lopez-Corvo, Rafael

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health