Talks On Psychoanalysis

Self-Criticism

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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  

Wednesday Jun 17, 2020

In today’s episode Fred Bush will speak about his new paper: Self-Criticism as a Lifeline.  Thanks to his clinical vignettes and to his sharp description of the mechanisms that rule the need for self criticism, he will lead us to discover a kind of patient that is different from the one that generally manifest a sense of guilt and melancholia. We’ll see that if they’re not experiencing criticism, these patients encounter the fear of a terrifying void. Because here self criticism is a way to hold on to the primary object. Fred Busch, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Busch has published over 70 articles in the psychoanalytic literature, and four books, primarily on the method and theory of treatment. He has been on numerous editorial boards. His work has been translated into ten languages, and he has been invited to present over 160 papers and clinical workshops nationally and internationally. His last two books were Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind: A Method and Theory of Psychoanalysis, published in 20014, and in in March, 2019, The Analyst’s Reveries: Explorations in Bion’s Enigmatic Concept. He is currently editing a new book: Dear Candidate: Analysts from around the world write personal letters to candidates. Introduction recorded by Frank Andrade frankandrade70@gmail.com Etude Op. 25 no. 4 in A minor - 'Paganini' comes from https://musopen.org

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