Sadism

Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

The study of the legend of Tristan and Iseult in terms of the multiple fantasies it might express adds to our understanding of the psychology of love. In a previous paper (1975), I delineated, via allusion to the Tristan legend, the romantic-erotic conditions sometimes involved in creativity. In this one, I have approached the question of love from the other direction and have tried to delineate the creative-adaptive conditions required for integrating the experiences of loving and being in love.

Author(s): 
Gediman, H. K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Volumes have been written about the patient's love for the therapist, but there has been relatively little discussion of the therapist's love for the patient.

Author(s): 
Novick, J.
Novick, K. K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

From clinical material of patient-analyst pairs caught up in negativistic transference-countertransference enmeshment, the defensive functions of negativism are explored for both patient and analyst. Fascination with and dread of the negative intersect as patients struggle to avoid terrifying aspects of self and other. The analyst works to avoid being trapped in negativism within the dyad. Containing, metabolizing, and transforming the dyad's mutual destructiveness and mutual love enable analyst and patient to feel safer with both.

Author(s): 
Coen, Stanley J.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis

In this paper, the author works with the awareness that perversion is a socially, historically and theologically loaded term, at the same time as it may be the latest frontier in psychoanalysis, both clinically, and in relation to contemporary art and culture which emphasize the perverse.

Author(s): 
Stein, Ruth
Publication Title: 
Psychoanalytic Review

Even an originally revolutionary movement like psychoanalysis can become conservative and can take refuge, at last, in reactionary acquiescence. Many revolutionary minds, fighters of yesterday, are tired and now rest their cause on dogmas and preconceived ideas. The progress of science does not tolerate such refuge. The shape of psychoanalysis around the year 2000 of our era will be very different from the concept of the New York Psychoanalytical Society of 1945.

Author(s): 
Kernberg, Otto F.
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