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Framework for the imaginary : clinical explorations in by Judith L. Mitrani

By Judith L. Mitrani

Annotation an outline of 1 analyst's efforts to obtain and reply to the bright impressions of uncooked and infrequently unmentalized reports, as highlighted within the healing courting. This ebook integrates the paintings of Klein, Winnicott, Bion and Tustin

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At first a desperate survival measure ... gradually ... built into the character ... the basis on which other omnipotent defense mechanisms are superimposed. [po 486] Symington emphasized that these catastrophic unintegration anxieties are likely to be present at times in the majorily of people, and she suggested that, while holding themselves together through the use of these primitive as well as more sophisticated methods. patients are likely to appear to be in opposition to the analytic relationship.

He emphasized the importance of attending to that preoedipal state of mind in which dyadic communication is achieved on a nonverbal level, and those moments in the analysis when such states predominate. Ogden (19S9a,b) proposed a primitive mental organization, prefacing those of the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions, which he termed the autistic-contiguous position_ He suggested that, like the two aforementioned positions, the latter constitutes an ongoing state of mind, a way of being and experiencing with its own set of defenses, anxieties, and a mode of object relating that persists throughout life, one which may be mobilized in the transference al times in the analytic process.

I don't want it to come out. " She seemed to be communicating about that terrible feeling that she would spill out and be gone, unable to collect herself at the end of the hour as she experienced the loss of some very basic sense of security: a loss that would certainly have originated even earlier than the memorable events of either her father's abandonment or her mother's death. Months later we were to come closer to understanding some of the most primitive origins of Carla's fear of being spilled and gone, as well as the template for the development of her leathery protection against the threat of such dissipation.

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