[History Beyond Trauma] New º Françoise Davoine

History Beyond Trauma New º Françoise Davoine

Psychotic structures there is a rupture with the Other that social contract that guarantees our word exchanges even if just as an pragmatic illusion A traditional treatment rooted in this Symbolic register won t be fruitful since that register was pierced in the psychotic by trauma and what couldn t be said or thought at the timeThe authors propose then a particular way to handle transference and counter transference in which the analyst express themselves their feelings their dreams to the patient even at. N intimate family histories as shaped by the Second World War and outward toward an exceptionally broad range of cultural references to iterature philosophy political theory and anthropology Using examples from medieval carnivals and Japanese No theater to Wittgenstein and Hannah Arendt to Sioux rituals in North Dakota they reveal the ways in which psychological damage is done and undone With a special focus on the relationship between psychoanalysis and the neurosciences Davoine and Gaudilliere show how the patient analyst relationship opens pathways of investigation into the nature of madness whether on the scale of History world wars Vietnam or on.

The risk of being a jester with the goal to reintroduce back a foreclosured fragment of their unconscious Thus the goal is to recover something from the non symbolized Real to the Symbolic shared with the analyst through an interexchange at the evel of the Imaginary where identifications between analyst and patient may not be an impasse as it is in the treatment of neurotics but a pass to the cure So far this book is amazing I sat up at 1am utterly impressed and god knows I have read on my share of trauma. The scale of Story the silencing of horror within an individual familyIn order to show how the therapeutic approach to trauma was developed on the basis of war psychiatry the authors ground their clinical theory in the work of Thomas Salmon an American doctor from the time of the First World War In their case studies they illustrate how three of the four Salmon principles proximity immediacy and expectancy affect the handling of the transference countertransference relationship The fourth principle simplicity shapes the style in which the authors address their readers that is with the same clarity and directness with which they speak to their patient.

A fascinating read and accessible if you already understand some psychoanalysis The authors try to dissociate an irreducible historical expression from psychosistraumamadness in a clinical definition towards a truth in that expression to be attended to by a witnessing of the symptom on its own terms The authors show how to apply a psychoanalytic method in the treatment of psychosis something that Freud recognized the traditional method would not be able to treat The key idea is rooted in the belief that in. In the course of nearly thirty years of work with patients in psychiatric hospitals and private practice Francoise Davoine and Jean Max Gaudilliere have uncovered the ways in which transference and countertransference are affected by the experience of social catastrophe Handed down from one generation to the next the unspoken horrors of war betrayal dissociation and disaster in the families of patient and analyst alike are not only revived in the therapeutic relationship but when understood actually provide the keys to the healing process The authors present vivid examples of clinical work with severely traumatized patients reaching inward to their ow.

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