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November 26, 2020  

Udo Hock: Distortion/Entstellung: a fundamental concept of psychoanalysis.

In this episode Udo Hock will present his paper on the notion of “distortion” in psychoanalysis. He has been working for many years on this notion that has been neglected by post-Freudian authors: the “Distortion” or “Disfigurement”, “Entstellung” in German. In his podcast he will show that the term has the status of a fundamental concept in Freud's work. It characterizes the method, the metapsychological concepts as well as the technique of psychoanalysis which is in the tradition of Freud. It is a guideline not only for our clinical work, but also for our thinking on the Unconscious.

After studies in Berlin and Paris, Udo Hock worked as a psychoanalyst in private practice in Berlin. He is member of the Publications Committee of the IPA; member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation "Jean Laplanche“ in Paris; translator and editor of the work of Jean Laplanche into German; coeditor of the German psychoanalytical journal “Psyche” and lecturer at the International Psychoanalytical University of Berlin. He has written many articles about the classical themes of psychoanalysis, as the concepts of “Drive”, “Time”, “Infantile Sexuality”, “Transference”, “Repetition”, “Cover Memory”- and on the work of Jean Laplanche. He is the author of the book “Thinking the Unconscious: Repetition and Death Drive“ published in German in 2012.

Link to the paper https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RONNz2lFwWuKvzyVS0AIL5ntF4bxEfTW/view?usp=sharing

This episode is available also in German and French

July 20, 2020  

Kunihiro Matsuki - “A clinical appreciation of gleichschwebende Aufmerksamkeit in relation to the methods of psychoanalysis”.

In this episode we explore the core psychoanalytic method and the differences between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Our presenter Dr Kunihiro Matsuki presents two methods relating to perceiving a patient’s unconscious, one linked to the idea of ‘evenly suspended attention’, the other in relation to “free-floating attention’.

Dr Kunihiro Matsuki is President of The Japanese Psychoanalytic Society, Member of the IPA Asia-Pacific Planning Committee and Chair of the IPA Asia-Pacific Sydney 2020 Conference Committee. He is the author of 12 monographs, many psychoanalytic papers and is responsible for the Japanese translations of fundamental authors like Bion and Meltzer. In 2016 he also won The Japanese Psychoanalytical Association’s Distinguished Publications Award.

Introduction recorded by Andy Cohen Etude Op. 25 no. 4 in A minor - 'Paganini' comes from https://musopen.org

This episode is available also in Japanese

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