April 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
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"Julie Le Brun (1780–1819) Looking in a Mirror", by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun. Courtesy Met Museum, New York.
March 7, 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
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January 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.