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Rina Lazar

Ph.D. clinical psychology, lecturer and supervisor
Psychotherapy Program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, University

Rina Lazar, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private clinic, a lecturer and supervisor at the Psychotherapy Program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and ex-chairperson of this program. She is currently a board member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). She is the co-editor of two books "Desire" and "The Blind Spot" and published many papers in various psychoanalytic journals.

Biography

Rina Lazar, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist. She is a lecturer and supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. She is an ex-chairperson of this program. She is currently a board member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). She works in a private practice in Tel-Aviv.
Rina is the co-editor (with prof. Shlomo Biderman) in "Hakibutz Hameuchad" Publishing House of two books "Desire" and "The Blind Spot". She published papers in various psychoanalytic journals on topics such as: "Psychoanalysis versus Psychotherapy", "The Familiar and the Strange: The Dynamics of Change", "Repetition Compulsion", "Subject, Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity, "Presentness", "Knowing Hatred", "In the Beginning there was Love?'", "The Dead Mother", "Intimate Strangers in "The Other Room", "Infinite Conversation" : The Work of the Unconscious,  "The Shadow of Memory: Mourning and Melancholy Revisited from Multiple Perspectives".

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Psychoanalytic theory and practice in their  cultural contexts

Personal Interests

    Reading as much as I can books relating to psychoanalysis, philosophy, cultural criticism, literary criticism and more than all - literature
    listening to classical music

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Talking about Evil - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Psychoanalytic Dialogues

What are we doing there? A therapeutic tale


Published: Sep 12, 2016 by Psychoanalytic Dialogues
Authors: Rina Lazar
Subjects: Psychological Science

In this presentation, the author tries to portray the therapist's internal and interpersonal positioning vis-a-vis the post-traumatic patient who suffered severe abuse during childhood

the psychoanalytic review

In the beginning was love?


Published: Jan 05, 2006 by the psychoanalytic review
Authors: Rina Lazar
Subjects: Psychological Science

The author explores the link between sacrifice and parenthood in general, and more specifically between sacrifice and motherhood. By “sacrifice” she refers to a mother sacrificing her offspring (as opposed to self-sacrifice), that is to say, the kind of sacrifice which we find in mental borderline cases or in fairy tales. I look for its foundation in the “healthy” psyche, in the psyche of the Creationist mother

Internaional Journal of Psychoanalysis

Knowing Hatred


Published: Mar 04, 2003 by Internaional Journal of Psychoanalysis
Authors: Rina Lazar

The title of this article was carefully chosen to indicate that the author tries to understand hatred not only through the cold eyes of theory, but also by analyzing the experience of hatred and the discourse by which it is described, by referring to the axis of desire as well as to that of knowing-understanding – that is, by presenting hatred's epistemological as well as hedonistic facets

contemporary psychoanalysis

Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Relations between the two modalities


Published: Jan 01, 1996 by contemporary psychoanalysis
Authors: rina lazar
Subjects: Psychological Science

In comparing psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy, one can begin by enumerating their unique, similar, and disparate characteristics, which the author will do here. However the paper's assertion is that the choice does not necessarily stem from one's theoretical orientation and that the theoretical difference itself is not, at present, really so decisive.

psychoanalysis and contemporary thought

Repetition Compulsion: a Reexamination of the Concept and the Phenoenon


Published: Jan 01, 1996 by psychoanalysis and contemporary thought
Authors: Rina lazar and Shmuel Erlich
Subjects: Psychological Science

The authors trace the history of the concept and offer a critical discussion of it in different psychoanalytic schools of thought