Deciphering unconscious communication
Arrangør: Institutt for Psykoterapi Oslo i samarbeid med den Psykoanalytiske Studiegruppa Bergen
Foredrag med den engelske psykoanalytikeren Caroline Polmear.
Some transference communication can be inferred by analysing the patient’s symbolic verbal associations. However deep and primitive pre-verbal or non-symbolic communication of the transference is harder to hear. Caroline Polmear will explore the ways in which the analyst can hear unconscious and non-symbolic communication by recognising ways in which they are engaged unconsciously in mutual enactments. She hopes that the clinical work she reports in this paper will help us to think about how we can make the patient’s unconscious communication to our unconscious, conscious and available for thought.
Caroline Polmear is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Some of her publications include: A Short introduction to Psychoanalysis with Jane Milton and Julia Fabricius; Finding the bridge: psychoanalytic work with Asperger’s syndrome patients, in The Many Faces of Asperger’s Syndrome, (eds. Maria Rhode and Trudy Klauber) and in Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults (ed. Kate Barrows); Envy and Gratitude: an Independent view, in Envy and Gratitude Revisited (eds. Priscilla Roth and Alessandra Lemma); Dying to live: mourning, melancholia and the adolescent process, in Enduring Loss (eds. Eileen McGinley and Arturo Varchevker), and The Basic Fault and the borderline psychotic transference, in Independent Psychoanalysis Today (eds. Paul Williams, John Keene and Sira Dermen).
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