Talks On Psychoanalysis



Wednesday May 22, 2024

What roles do the inanimate objects in the psychoanalyst’s office play in the treatment?  Paintings on the walls, bookcases, armchairs, carpets, sculptures, and of course, the couch are simultaneously objects of external reality which are part of the frame, and they may also become part of the internal reality of the patient.  Can these objects have an important effect on the progress and process of analytic treatment? It is these questions that Jacqueline Godfrind will address in this podcast episode.
Starting from theories of objects as autistic, transitional, resemblances and fetishized, put forth by Tustin, Winnicott, Searles and Kestemberg, she will broaden the reflection based on her own clinical observations of her analysands during a period when she redecorated her office. These objects, she illustrates, can become transferential objects, rich with important meanings and may support sensory or archaic investments, and this is even more the case in certain patients with fragile structures. 
Jacqueline Godfrind is a full member and training analyst of the Belgian Society of Psychoanalysis of which she was scientific secretary, president and president of the teaching commission. She has long participated in training in child psychotherapy where she was a lecturer at the Free University of Brussels. She has further led multiple supervisions in various fields. In addition, she has a background as a child analyst and a long practice as an adult psychoanalyst.  Her writings and publications are many including: The two currents of transference and Psychoanalysis beyond speech - the body which contain her reflections on the treatment clinic, and How femininity comes to women which addresses her interest in the feminine. She has participated in the production of several collective works, notably on topics as wide ranging as acting out in the treatment, and also in the work titled What is operative in the treatment, which won the Oedipus prize.
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This episode has been produced in collaboration with Julia-Flore Alibert.
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This episode has also been published in French.

Friday Feb 26, 2021

Lena Theodorou Ehrlich is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, visiting faculty at the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, and Clinical Supervisor at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry. She has maintained a lively practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and supervision in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 30 years. She is internationally recognized for her original contributions to the literature on beginning and deepening analysis and building and maintaining a psychoanalytic practice.  Her 2019 paper, Teleanalysis: Slippery slope or rich opportunity? won the 2019 Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association prize award for excellence in psychoanalytic scholarship and distinguished contributions to the journal. Her book, Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out: Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice is available on Amazon and the Routledge Press website.
PSYCHOANALYSIS FROM THE INSIDE OUT.Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice.
Published July 29, 2020 by Routledge180 Pages

Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

In this episode, Marie-Thérèse Khair Badawi presents her paper: “Being, Thinking, Creating: When War Attacks the Setting and the Transference Counter-Attacks”.
This text, published in 2011 concerning the attack of the psychoanalytical setting in war conditions, has revealed the interest of many psychoanalysts during the Covid-19 pandemic which attacks also the setting. The questioning trying to find an issue in a situation of war where the psychoanalysts and their patients are facing the same trauma against the unpredictable which attacks the invariance of the setting, seems to be a similar problematic in these two traumatic states and … even maybe to many others!
Marie-Thérèse Khair Badawi PHD, is Training Analyst of the International Psychoanalytical Association, member of the European Psychoanalytical Federation, of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society, co-founder and first President of the Lebanese Association for the Development of Psychoanalysis, the first IPA study group in an Arab speaking country. She is Professor Researcher at Saint-Joseph University of Beirut. Author of numerous publications translated from French to several languages among which one german translation was selected and many published in the Revue Française de Psychanalyse and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.  She has studied in depth themes on war, trauma, incest and sexuality, specially female sexuality and sexual identity. Her PHD thesis  "Le désir amputé”  published at L'Harmattan, Paris, 1986,  is considered by UNESCO as one of the first reliable studies on female sexuality in the Middle East. 
This text has been published in ten different languages and the version you can listen to in the podcast has been reduced for privacy reasons. For a complete reading of the paper please refer to:
Badawi, M.-T. (2011). Being, Thinking, Creating: When War Attacks the Setting and the Transference Counter-Attacks. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 92(2):401-409.
Badawi, M.-T. (2011). Être, penser, créer : quand la guerre attaque le cadre et que le transfert contre-attaque. Rev. Franç Psychanal, 75(4):1035-1043.
"Le désir amputé"L'Harmattan, Paris, 1986.
This episode is available also in French and Italian

Sunday Sep 06, 2020

Link to the paper
In today's episode Anna Ferruta presents an excerpt from her article published in 2014 in The Italian Psychoanalytic Annual entitled: “The Analytic Setting and Space for the other”.
Anna Ferruta is Psychologist, Full Member and Training Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She works as a psychoanalyst in Milan, Italy, specialising in the treatment of sever psychic pathologies and the psychodynamics of institutional working groups. She is a founding member of Mito&Realtà: Association for Therapeutic Communities. Other appointments have included Vice-Director of Psiche, Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Pavia, and consultant in the Neurological Institute C. Besta, in Milan. She is the author of several Italian and international publications.
Etude Op. 25 no. 4 in A minor - 'Paganini' comes from
This episode is available also in Italian

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