March 31, 2021
Figure of youthful Eros, Freud Museum London.
"The Infantile and its dimension in the finding of unconscious fantasy".
S. Bolognini, P. Ellman, D. Chavis, N. R. Goodman, A. Fainstein, D. Birksted-Breen.
52° IPA Congress
22 July 2021 20:00-21:30 GMT
English - Panel
The infantile is always present, in the child, the adult, dreams and in waking life. The infantile appears in transference/countertransference and also is found when societal trauma is active. This panel looks closely at the infantile in forces of the mind, in unconscious fantasy, in development and in the treatment relationship.
M.D. and Psychiatrist, Stefano Bolognini has been President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and then President of the International Psychoanalytical Association (2013-2017). He lives and works in Bologna (Italy), and is supervisor of Public Psychiatric Services.
For 10 years (2002-2012) he was member of the European Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis; he is Honorary Member of the New York Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS), of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS); from 2013, member of the Advisory Board of the International Psychoanalytic University of Berlin (IPU); founder (2014) and Chair (from 2016) of the IPA Inter-Regional Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (IRED).
His main scientific interests regard Psychoanalytic Empathy, Interpsychic Dimension, Institutional Organizations and Issues, Educational Process, Theory of Technique.
Bolognini has published 250 psychoanalytic papers in international books and reviews.
Among his books, translated in several languages: Like Wind, Like Wave (Other Press, 2006)]; Psychoanalytic Empathy (Free Association, 2004); Secret Passages. Theory and Technique of the Interpsychic Relations, Routledge, 2010); “Das Ereignis der Einfuehlung. Zwei Psychoanalytische Reflexionen” (Verlag Turia+Kant, Wien-Berlin, 2017).
His last book “Vital Flows between Self and Not-Self” is in publication by Routledge (London).
Doug Chavis is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Baltimore Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is in the private practice of child, adolescent and adult psychoanalysis. He recently published The Construction of Sadomasochism: Vicissitudes of Attachment and Mentalization, IJP 2018.
Paula L. Ellman, Ph.D., ABPP. is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC and the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. She is Overall Chair of the IPA Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis and Chair of the IPA Intercommittee Work Group on Prejudice and Race. She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and is a Board Member of the North America Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC). Recent publications include: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (with N. Goodman, Routledge, 2017) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women: Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (with N. Goodman, Karnac, 2017). She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland.
Nancy Goodman is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society in Washington D.C. and the IPA. She publishes about trauma, witnessing, female development, sado-masochism, and enactment processes. Finding Unconscious Fantasy is a major theme in Nancy's work found in the book, Finding Unconscious Fantasy in narrative, trauma and body pain, edited with Paula Ellman.
Dana Birksted-Breen, Ph.D., is a training and supervising psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Former Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis books, she is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Her latest book is The Work of Psychoanalysis, Sexuality, Time and the Psychoanalytic Mind New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge 2016. Her most recent paper “Pathways of the Unconscious: When the Body is the Receiver/Instrument” was published in the Centenary issue of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (issue 6, 2019). She conceived and co-curated an exhibition at the Freud Museum, London, “The Enigma of the Hour, One Hundred Years of Psychoanalytic Thought”( June- August 2019) and a short film about it https://vimeo.com/383978034. She is the editor of Translation/Transformation, 100 Years of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, New Library , Routledge 2021, nominated for the Gradiva Prize 2021.
Abel Fainstein MD. Psychiatrist. Mag. in Psychoanalysis. Full Member, Training Analyst and former President of the Argentine Psychoanalytical Association. Former President of FEPAL. Former member of the IPA Board and Ex Com. Member of the Institutional Issue Committee and Advisor of the IRED. Konex Award in Psychoanalysis 2016. Private Practice. Supervisor. Professor at the Angel Garma Institute of APA and at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires. wwwabelfainstein.com.