In this episode, Marie-Thérèse Khair Badawi presents her paper: “Being, Thinking, Creating: When War Attacks the Setting and the Transference Counter-Attacks”.
This text, published in 2011 concerning the attack of the psychoanalytical setting in war conditions, has revealed the interest of many psychoanalysts during the Covid-19 pandemic which attacks also the setting. The questioning trying to find an issue in a situation of war where the psychoanalysts and their patients are facing the same trauma against the unpredictable which attacks the invariance of the setting, seems to be a similar problematic in these two traumatic states and … even maybe to many others!
Marie-Thérèse Khair Badawi PHD, is Training Analyst of the International Psychoanalytical Association, member of the European Psychoanalytical Federation, of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society, co-founder and first President of the Lebanese Association for the Development of Psychoanalysis, the first IPA study group in an Arab speaking country. She is Professor Researcher at Saint-Joseph University of Beirut. Author of numerous publications translated from French to several languages among which one german translation was selected and many published in the Revue Française de Psychanalyse and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has studied in depth themes on war, trauma, incest and sexuality, specially female sexuality and sexual identity. Her PHD thesis "Le désir amputé” published at L'Harmattan, Paris, 1986, is considered by UNESCO as one of the first reliable studies on female sexuality in the Middle East.
This text has been published in ten different languages and the version you can listen to in the podcast has been reduced for privacy reasons. For a complete reading of the paper please refer to:
Badawi, M.-T. (2011). Being, Thinking, Creating: When War Attacks the Setting and the Transference Counter-Attacks. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 92(2):401-409.
Badawi, M.-T. (2011). Être, penser, créer : quand la guerre attaque le cadre et que le transfert contre-attaque. Rev. Franç Psychanal, 75(4):1035-1043.
"Le désir amputé"
L'Harmattan, Paris, 1986.