Reading Italian Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis in Italy is a particularly diverse and vibrant profession, embracing a number of influences and schools of thought, connecting together new thinking, and producing theorists and clinicians of global renown. Reading Italian Psychoanalysis provides a comprehensive guide to the most important Italian psychoanalytic thinking of recent years, including work by major names such as Weiss, E.Gaddini, Matte Blanco, Nissim Momigliano, Canestri, Amati Mehler, and Ferro. It covers the most important theoretical developments and clinical advances, with special emphasis on contemporary topics such as transference, trauma and primitive states of mind where Italian work has been particular influential.
In this volume, Franco Borgogno, Alberto Luchetti and Luisa Marino Coe of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society provide an overview of how Italian psychoanalysis has developed from the 1920's to the present day, tracing its early influences and highlighting contemporary developments. Forty-six seminal and representative papers of psychoanalysts belonging to the two Italian psychoanalytical societies (the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and the Italian Association of Psychoanalysis) have been chosen to illuminate what is special about Italian theoretical and clinical thinking, and what is demonstrative of the specificity of its psychoanalytic discourse. The selected papers are preceded by a first introductory section about the history of psychoanalysis in Italy and followed by a "swift glance at Italian psychoanalysis from abroad". They are grouped into sections which represent the areas particularly explored by Italian psychoanalysis. Each section is accompanied by introductory comments which summarize the main ideas and concepts and also their historical and cultural background, so as to offer to the reader either an orientation and stimulus for the debate and to indicate their connections to other papers included in the present volume and to the international psychoanalytic world.
The book is divided into six parts including:
History of psychoanalysis in Italy
Clinical practice, theory of technique, therapeutic factors
The person of the analyst, countertransference and the analytic relationship/field
Trauma, psychic pain, mourning and working-through
Preverbal, precocious, fusional, primitive states of the mind
This volume offers an excellent and detailed "fresco" of Italian psychoanalytic debate, shining a light on thinking that has evolved differently in France, England, North and Latin America. It is an ideal book for beginners and advanced students of clinical theory as well as experienced psychoanalysts wanting to know more about Italian psychoanalytic theory and technique, and how they have developed.
- Paperback | 738 pages
- 171 x 248 x 38.1mm | 1,678g
- 25 Apr 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1 Tables, black and white
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Table of contents
analyst's personal response to a deprived schizoid patient Franco Borgogno 38 `The dead Sybil': Reparation and restitution of an absence Andreas Giannakoulas 39 Violated minds. Thoughts on Dora, Schreber, Paul and others Giovanna Goretti Regazzoni 40 Trauma and psychic pain during the first life experiences Tonia Cancrini Section VI: Preverbal, precocious, fusional, primitive states of the mind Introduction Franco Borgogno 41 On imitation Eugenio Gaddini 42 Psychic birth Franco Fornari 43 Defence mechanisms and very early levels Simona Argentieri 44 Personification Eugenio Gaburri 45 Reverie deficits and tyrannical transference Marta Badoni 46 `White psychoses': Silence and delusions Adolfo Pazzagli 47 Hysteria, from the origins to the Oedipal constellation: The `feminine' and the conflict against the otherness Agostino Racalbuto 48 Primitive mental states and the body: A personal view of Armando B. Ferrari's concrete original object Riccardo Lombardi Afterword 49 A swift glance at Italian psychoanalysis from abroad Lesley Caldwell
Drs. Borgogno, Luchetti and Marino Coe have done a masterful job in bringing together a comprehensive overview of Italian psychoanalysis. This work offers a rare opportunity for English-speaking colleagues to become acquainted with the outstanding contributions of our Italian colleagues. This book provides an essential education for students and practitioners alike. - Theodore Jacobs, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Emeritus
Reading Italian Psychoanalysis eloquently constitutes an original contribution which questions the great issues of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. This work offers the reader an encounter with the broad Italian psychoanalytic thought from its origins to the present day and constitutes a rich, and unexpected, source for explorations. On the one hand, it encourages the broadening of the psychoanalytic perspective and on the other, it reveals the eloquent manifestations of this perspective in culture and in society. This book has manifold interests, but in particular I would like to emphasize its human dimension and the fervour conveyed by its authors. It is this fervour that turns the reading of this book into a profound, transforming experience. - Luis Kancyper, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Argentine Psychoanalytic Association; Recipient of the M. Sigourney Award, 2014
Despite a long and illustrious history, Italian psychoanalysis has gained international recognition only in recent decades. Now, including such legendary names as Edoardo Weiss, Ignacio Matte Blanco, Parthenope Bion Talamo, and Luciana Nissim Momigliano, as well as its many brilliant contemporary representatives, the collective achievement of this school of interpsychic masters can be appreciated for the first time in this authoritative volume superbly edited by Franco Borgogno, Alberto Luchetti and Luisa Marino Coe. - Peter L. Rudnytsky, University of Florida and Florida Psychoanalytic Institute
About Franco Borgogno
Alberto Luchetti is Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society. Past Editor of the Rivista di Psicoanalisi, he is Member of the Scientific Board of the Jean Laplanche Foundation's `New Foundations for Psychoanalysis' of the Institut de France.
Luisa Marino Coe is a member of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and a guest member of the British Psychoanalytic Society. She is former President of the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO) and Chair of the IPA IPSO Relations Committee. She was Editor of the Italian Psychoanalytic Annual.