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Description - Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis by Giovanna Ambrosio

This book compares different psychoanalytic thinking and models - from a rigorously Freudian perspective - on three concepts of great theoretical and clinical importance: 'Language', 'Symbolization', and 'Psychoses'. These concepts are significantly interwoven with each other both in personal development as well as in the atypical and individual forms of pathology. The authors have endeavoured to reply to one of the foremost queries that has occupied Jacqueline Amati Mehler's thinking: whether and how the acquisitions of modern psychoanalysis have brought about changes in our criteria of analysability; whether our increased knowledge has lead to a greater therapeutic capacity, as she believes; and whether, as a consequence, we must endorse the so-called flexibility of the setting and the classical methods, as she does not believe.'This present book...is our way of honouring Jacqueline Amati Mehler, in the hope that its contents of critical and dialectic confrontation on fundamental issues of psychoanalysis may enrich not only the intimate circle of her friends, but also the wider audience of all those who today love and practise psychoanalysis.' - Giovanna Ambrosio and Simona Argentieri, from the Foreword

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855755857
ISBN-10: 1855755858
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 147mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Giovanna Ambrosio

Giovanna Ambrosio is a full Member and the Secretary of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association, member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, and Chief Editor of the journal 'Psicoanalisi'. She is the current overall Chair of the IPA Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis (COWAP), and former European co-chair of COWAP (2001-2005). Her main scientific interests include the field of the intrapsychic interaction relationship between 'truth and false', the meanings of 'lies', and issues related to the well known problem of the "confusion of tongues". She is author of several essays and editor of two books - 'On Incest: Psychoanalytic Perspectives' and 'Language, Symbolization, and Psychosis', both published by Karnac. Simona Argentieri is a full Member, Training and Supervising Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical association. She has dedicated much thought to the relationship between psychoanalysis, culture and art, particularly the cinema. She is the author of many essays and books on the above subjects. Jorge Canestri, M.D, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst. Training and supervising analyst for the Italian Psychoanalytical Association and for the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. Mary S. Sigourney Award recipient 2004. Professor of Psychology of Health at the Roma 3 University. Editor of the Educational Section of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association. Has published numerous psychoanalytical papers in books and reviews including 'Language, Symbolisation and Psychosis'.

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