Talks On Psychoanalysis

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May 4, 2021  

Ruggero Levy - “The polyphony of contemporary psychoanalysis: the multiple languages of man”.

The work proposes that the contemporary analyst can and should listen to the varied languages of man and, with a specific technical stance, help the patient, through intermediary moments, to think what was unthinkable, to name what was unnameable. It departs from listening to the language of the non-symbolic, which depends on the analyst’s capacity for reverie and their capacity to metaphorise the patient’s reports, to propose instead the construction of symbolic forms through the use of scaffolding for thinking. This is what permits the historicising, the placing of the patient’s life in a narrative. If this does not take place, there is an eternal presentification of the traumatic emotional experience, resulting in the “murder of time” (Green).

Ruggero Levy is a Psychoanalyst, Full Member and Training Analyst of the Psychoanalytic Society from Porto Alegre (SPPA), Brasil; Former President of SPPA; Chair of the IPA Working Parties Committee; Keynote paper/Major Lecture at the 50th IPAC in Buenos Aires, 2017; Ex-IPA Board Member from 2011-2013 and from 2013-2015; Professor and supervisor of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in the Courses of Specialization on Children, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy; Author of many book chapters and scientific papers published in regional, national and international psychoanalytic reviews.

This episode is available also in Portuguese

Ruggero Levy (2019) The polyphony of contemporary psychoanalysis: the multiple languages of man, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 100:4, 656-673, DOI: 10.1080/00207578.2019.1636251

 

Pair of Transverse Flutes, mid-18th century, Johann Wilhelm Oberlender (the Elder) Courtesy Met Museum, New York.

April 20, 2021  

Inter-regional encyclopaedic dictionary of psychoanalysis: Migration and mutation of concepts.

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Portraits of the Wives of Emperors. Courtesy Met Museum, New York

Focusing on the concepts of “SELF” and ‘INTERSUBJECTIVTY”, the panelists Stefano Bolognini (Chair of IRED), Arne Jemstedt (Co-Chair for Europe), Ines Bayona (Co-Chair for Latin America) and Eva Papiasvili (Co-Chair for North America) will elucidate how the concepts change (mutate) as they cross (migrate) among different psychoanalytic and socio-cultural geographies.

Chair
Stefano Bolognini, Italy

Co-Chair
Eva Papiasvili, United States

Presenters
Ines Bayona Villegas, Colombia
Arne Jemstedt, Sweden

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October 13, 2020  

Carlos D. Nemirovsky - Winnicott and Kohut on Intersubjectivity and Complex Disorders.

In this episode, Carlos D. Nemirovsky presents an excerpt from his latest book: “Winnicott and Kohut on Intersubjectivity and Complex Disorders. New perspectives for Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry”.

This book suggests that we need conceptualizations that encompass new clinical phenomena observed in present-day patients, considering that the traditional definitions of basic psychoanalytic notions are no longer comprehensive enough, due to the complexity of scientific developments within and beyond the psychoanalytic field. 
From this perspective, clinical practice with complex patients can particularly benefit from Winnicott and Kohut’s ideas, for these authors see each patient as unique, and are in direct contact with empirical facts.

Carlos D. Nemirovsky is a Training Analyst, Supervisor and President of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association. He is Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Institute of Mental Health, Full Member of the IPA and Member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is author of numerous articles and books and has published in the APdeBA journal Psychoanalysis, and online in www.aperturas.org and www.psicoterapiarelacional.es.

 

Intersubjectivity and Complex Disorders.
New perspectives for Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry.
Routledge, London, 2020.

 

This episode is available also in Spanish

 

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