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Thursday Aug 25, 2022

In this episode dr. Marion Minerbo brings us an original hypothesis about the constitution of the cruel superego – the one that, according to Freud, plants its roots in the id and is pure culture of the death drive. In her hypothesis, the hatred with which the superego attacks the ego comes from the identification with unconscious micro-vows of death that originate in the paranoid core of the parental figure. She proposes a formula that helps us to recognize that these attacks have the function of defending the parental figure's narcissism: “it's not me who... it's you who... and I hate you for that”. Within an asymmetrical relationship with the adult, the child has no alternative but to accept these beta-elements and identify with them. These identifications would then constitute the core of the cruel superego. In the original paper, she shows how these hypotheses about how the superego is constituted helps us in finding a way for its deconstruction .   Marion Minerbo, MD, PhD, is a full member and training analyst at the Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São Paulo. She has published dozens of articles and the following books: "Conversations on clinical practice"; "New conversations on psychoanalytical practice”; "Neurosis and non-neurosis”; "Transference and Countertransference"; "A posteriori, a journey", all by Blucher Editorial, São Paulo, all of which published in Portuguese.  In 2015, at  the Brazilian Congress of Psychoanalysis, she received the main award for this paper: the Durval Marcondes Award.   This episode is available also in Portuguese https://anchor.fm/talksonpsychoanalysis-por/episodes/Contribuies-para-uma-teoria-sobre-a-constituio-do-supereu-cruel----Marion-Minerbo-e1mv0hm  

Sunday Feb 13, 2022

Flowers and Fruit in a Chinese Bowl, c. 1645, Juan de Zurbarán. Courtesy Art Institute Chicago. What role does Pleasure occupy in human development? What influence did this theme have on the development of Freud's Psychoanalytic theory? What do we think in contemporaneity about the function of pleasure in the psyche? In this episode we have the pleasure of listening to Dr. Rui Aragão Oliveira with his article “Why pleasure?”. Dr. Rui provides an overview of the relevance of the topic for the very emergence of Psychoanalysis, addresses the role of pleasure in the dynamic-economic balance of the psyche and its development, discusses the relationship between people and pleasure in our current society and, finally, points out aspects of pleasure in the clinical work of the analyst. Dr. Rui Aragão Oliveira is a full member and training analyst of the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society, the SPP, Phd in Clinical Psychology. He is the Chair of the SPP Teaching Committee and Past President of the SPP. He was editor-in-chief of the Revista Psicanalítica Portuguesa and also editor by the IPA of the international publication Psychoanalysis.Today. Link to the paper https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-LWo16_Lapji9PCqGOJ8d-AMztwT7twB/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112457875385152358388&rtpof=true&sd=true   This episode is available also in Portuguese  

Sunday Nov 14, 2021

Themes of hiding abound in the developmental narratives of boys who grow up to be gay. Their need to hide is reinforced by the traumatizing public humiliation that ensues from either open expressions of same-sex desire or gender- nonconforming behavior. The experience of being discovered, punished, and humiliated for showing or acting on such feelings or behaviors can lead to hiding activities that persist long after the actual trauma is forgotten. When open expressions of same-sex intimacy are driven underground, clandestine and forbidden sexual activities, highly tinged with interpersonal anxiety, may become a significant mode of relatedness. This papers offers a clinical psychoanalytic approach for working with gay men that distinguishes the concept of sexual compulsion from that of sexual identity. Harry Stack Sullivan’s conceptualization of dissociative defenses is useful in clinically understanding and therapeutically working with gay men in general, and with sexually compulsive gay men in particular. This approach allows the sexual identities of gay men to be respected while addressing the compulsive behaviors that some of them find so troubling.   Jack Drescher is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and a Faculty Member of their Psychoanalytic program and their Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health. He is an adjunct Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute. He also serves as a consultant to IPA’s Committee on Gender and Sexual Diversity.   SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS  Reed GM, *Drescher J, Krueger RB, Atalla E, Cochran SD, First MB, Cohen-Kettenis PT, et al. Revising the ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders classification of sexuality and gender identity based on current scientific evidence, best clinical practices, and human rights considerations. World Psychiatry, 15:205–221.                                                                    Drescher J, Schwartz A, Casoy, F, McIntosh CA, Hurley, B, Ashely K, et al: The growing regulation of conversion therapy. Journal of Medical Regulation, 102(2):7-12. Drescher J, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Reed GM: Gender incongruence of childhood in the ICD-11: Controversies, proposal, and rationale. Lancet Psychiatry, 2016, 3:297-304. Drescher J, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Winter S: Minding the body: Situating gender diagnoses in the ICD-11. International Review of Psychiatry, 2012, 24(6): 568–577. Drescher J: Queer diagnoses: Parallels and contrasts in the history of homosexuality, gender variance, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2010, 39:427–460.  

Thursday Aug 26, 2021

In this episode we’ll listen to Christine Anzieu-Premmereur on the construction of auto-eroticism and the ability to fantasize-dream at the dawn of life. Christine Anzieu-Premmereur is a PhD Psychologist trained in Paris, an Adult and Child Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris. She moved from Paris to New York in the year 2000 where she has her private practice. She is a faculty teacher at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research where she is the director of the Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Training Program, and Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She is the chair of the IPA Committee for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis and a member of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She chairs the discussion group on Parent-Infant Programs at Psychoanalytic Institutes at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings. She has published several articles and chapters on her work as a psychoanalyst of adults, children, and infants with their parents, including recently "A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today's Psychoanalysis" published by Routledge, and has collaborated with Dunod on "Le jeu en psychanalyse d'enfants" (Playing in child psychoanalysis) and "Pratiques psychanalytiques avec les bébés" (Psychoanalytic practices with babies). link to the paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UDFE2VmMO8nhSSliHL5WzPSgKXNYFit1/view?usp=sharing   this episode is available also in French     A Circular ceiling design with clouds and roses, second half 19th century. Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise. Courtesy Met Museum, New York.

Tuesday Jun 22, 2021

  In preparation for the 52nd IPA Congress, we will present a number of episodes dedicated to the activities that will take place and its theme: THE INFANTILE: ITS MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS.  Please visit ipa.world/theinfantileonline to explore the extensive program and to register. The 52nd IPA Congress will be held online from July 21st to August 1st, and by visiting our program you can set your schedule to suit your personal time zone.   In this episode we’ll listen to Laura Colombi talking about the paper titled: “The dangerous call of the wild. Clinical considerations about dissociation into fantasy”. Here she discusses how fantasizing, understood as a flight into fantasy, belongs to a type of mental functioning as opposed to that of imaginative fantasy. The Author follows Winnicott’s idea that withdrawal into  fantasy can take on a dissociative quality, which is structured early on as a defensive solution following the loss of hope in object relations. Such defence becomes the foundation for a dangerous enclave in which the subject ends up enclosing himself, experiencing an illusory self-sufficiency which is nourished with omnipotence and sensory pleasure. From this perspective, the Author suggests that the withdrawal into fantasy must be understood as a risky factor of emptying the Self or of a crystallization into psychopathological structures. This way, it could become an automatic activity of ‘non-thought’ that replaces the working-through processes necessary for the development of the mind. Clinical material, omitted in the podcast, of both children and adults will illustrate how the flight into fantasy, over time, may take the form of an anti-relational realm of the mind, compromising the operations necessary for the integration of psychic life. Laura Colombi is Training Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and Analyst for Children and Adolescents. She has been working  on the educational and theoretical levels on disorders related to the pathology of primitive psychological organization and weaves together interests from the clinic of children and adult patients with severe psychopathology and identity disorders. On the topic of 'dissociation into fantasy' she has published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and in the Italian  Psychoanalytic Journal.   This episode is available also in Italian    Clearing in the Forest (1880), Rodolphe Bresdin. Etching on cream laid paper. The Art Institute of Chicago. Debussy Rêverie, Constantin Stephan.   We are pleased to announce that Talks On Psychoanalysis has been selected in the Top 15 Psychoanalysis Podcasts list by Feedspot and that in this moment we are first in the ranking. Feedspot editorial team extensively searched on Google and social media websites to find the best Psychoanalysis Podcasts and ranked them based on several factors such as: Podcast content quality Post consistency Age of the podcast Average number of shares on social sites Traffic of your podcast and more.

Monday May 10, 2021

Martina Burdet is a training analyst for the Psychoanalytic Association of Madrid and member of the Psychoanalytic Society of Paris. She is the Chief Executive of the e-journal Psychoanalysis.today, former General Secretary of the EPF and the Current Chair of its Working Group on Remote Analysis.  Her book, Love in the Time of the Internet – Do you l@ve me or do you follow me? was written as a response to the increasing number of patients she has seen over recent years who are experiencing problems in their lives – problems that seem to come at the crossroad between the intrapsychic world and the social environment, digital revolution and virtual reality. She wrote the book as a psychoanalyst for psychoanalysts, but it is also intended for a wider public interested in psychoanalysis. In it, she combines psychoanalytic theory with what she calls ‘Ordinary Stories’; that is, stories of patients who describe how they can – or actually, how they cannot – love in the time of the Internet.   This episode is available also in French

Tuesday Apr 27, 2021

In this text, the author states that in clinical work with patients, the narcissistic problem places the psychoanalyst's sensitivity in the foreground. He addresses a conceptualization of narcissism and the sexualization of the ego, following the postulations of André Green. Sabin Aduriz also develop how the narcissistic polarization of the instinctual drives affects the splitting of the currents of tenderness and sensuality, as well as in the role of the primal scene. Finally, he addresses the function of the ideal and the validity of narcissism in contemporary culture. Sabin Aduriz is a Psychoanalyst. He is a training analyst of the Madrid Psychoanalytic Association (APM), taking charge of teaching and training at the institute of the APM. He graduated in Psychology and Pedagogy. At the outset of his career, he worked at the Mental Health Center in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) and for 10 years in a high school environment, working especially with adolescents within the FUHEM Schools network, a independent, non-profit association dedicated to promoting social justice, environmental sustainability and social action through education. He has served as Director of the APM Institute and, therefore, of its Teaching Committee. He has given lectures and courses on "Narcissism today" and on “Clinical treatment of narcissism in adolescence." He also has published several articles in the APM journal, including one titled Repetition and Creation: Narcissism and Drive Life. Link to the paper https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oUoq_qjIi6LbD7DFCNDXdXqTLmsQMN_8/view?usp=sharing   This episode is available also in Spanish   "Julie Le Brun (1780–1819) Looking in a Mirror", by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun. Courtesy Met Museum, New York.

Sunday Mar 07, 2021

In this episode, Milagros Cid Sanz reflects on the transitional role of the narcissistic double in the constitution of the subject, considering this transition from the integration of autoerotisms into a unified narcissism, to the full differentiated object relationship in its alterity, and its repercussions on the psychoanalytical cure. Milagros Cid Sanz is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Full Member and Training Analyst of  the Asociación psicoanalítica de Madrid (APM), were she has held various positions, among which we highlight: -  President of the APM (2006-2009) - Currently, Editor in chief of la revista de psicoanálisis de la Asociación psicoanalítica de Madrid. At the EPF (European psychoanalytical federation): Member of the Scientific Committee for the Congress of the FEP At the IPA (International psychoanalytic association) : Member of the IPA Outreach Committee as European Representative. From 2020 Co-chair for Europe of the IPA Ethical Committee. Conferences and clinical presentations in Spain,  Europe, and Latin-America. She is author of more than fifty published works. Psychoanalytical articles, books reviews and psychoanalytical collective books.   Link to the paper https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NW5HyocIQD7BcsIZbTB2SH-TYJ3y2psO/view?usp=sharing   This episode is available also in Spanish

Monday Jan 18, 2021

In this episode, in collaboration with the IPA Publications Committee, chaired by Gabriela Legorreta, we hear from Ilany Kogan who will be speaking about her new book Narcissistic Fantasies in Film and Fiction - Masters of the Universe. Here she studies narcissistic fantasies from a psychoanalytic perspective through the analysis of various protagonists in literature and the performing arts. One of the author's main interests is the narcissistic desire to be "Master of the Universe", a god-like, omnipotent and immortal figure.  Although this wish is a universal propensity of early origin, it is also relevant to the identification with narcissistic leaders in the modern world. Ilany Kogan is a Training and Supervisory Analyst in the Israel Psychoanalytic Society. She is one of the founders of The Psychotherapy Centre for the Child and Adolescent in Bucharest, Romania. She worked as supervisor for the IPA Study Group in Istanbul, Turkey and currently supervises in in Germany and Romania. For many years she also worked with the offspring of Holocaust survivors and published extensively on this topic. In 2003 she was awarded the Elise M. Hayman Award for her studies on the Holocaust and Genocide. She also received the Sigourney Award for lifetime achievement in her work, in 2016.   Narcissistic Fantasies in Film and Fiction - Masters of the Universe.Published April 17, 2020 by Routledge, 178 Pages.

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