By Judy Gammelgaard
From its inception psychoanalysis has sought to impact a remedy throughout the healing courting among analyst and analysand. Betweenity looks at what occurs whilst the tested framework of the psychoanalytic approach is challenged via people with borderline personalities.
In this booklet Judy Gammelgaard appears to be like at how we would comprehend the analysand who's not able to have interaction with remedy and the way we'd deliver them to some extent the place they can achieve this.
Areas of debate include:
- the border among psychiatry and psychoanalysis
- early mother-child relationships
- the splitting of the ego.
This booklet should be crucial analyzing for all psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and practitioners wishing to benefit extra approximately operating with borderline character buildings and issues.
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Additional resources for Betweenity: A Discussion of the Concept of Borderline
Freud’s theoretical model constituted an obstacle in this context, for Freud’s metapsychology rested solidly and consistently on the theory of neurosis. Looking back on the numerous psychoanalytical writings on borderline disorders, it becomes apparent that they are generally limited by two mistakes. One dates back to Freud and the fact that he based his theory of personality on studies of the structure and psychic mechanisms of neurosis. The other originates in the attempt to expand the theory of the particular mechanisms of psychosis to include a broad borderline spectrum ranging from hospitalized patients to those on the analyst’s couch.
Adler (1975) and Adler and Buie (1979) attempted to build bridges between Winnicott and these egopsychologically inspired object-relations theorists, and work from the assumption that borderline patients have regressed to a phase where object constancy has yet to be ﬁrmly established, and where the ability to recall the supportive image of a caregiver ﬁgure has been temporarily lost. 32 Early mother–child relationships In recent years Fonagy et al. 2 Their explanation of borderline pathology is based on observations of a normal child’s development of the ability to make thoughts and emotions the object of reﬂection and in consequence to be able to distinguish the subjective world from the objective one.
Theories of object-relations have been right to emphasize the signiﬁcance of the object to the development of the child. Yet they often forget that this signiﬁcance is deeply embedded in the passionate ‘language’ spoken by mother and child. French psychoanalysis has supplemented the concept of the object as we know it from objectrelations theory with the idea of the mother as a signiﬁcant mediator of sexual discourse. In other words, the mother leads the child into the psychosexual register. Laplanche (1989, 1997, 1999) has 34 Early mother–child relationships argued for a theory he calls general seduction, Aulagnier (2001 ) spoke of a form of verbal violence against the childish psyche, and Green (2000b) has consistently upheld the classical theory of the drives, without which he believes we would never be able to fully understand the reactions – be they normal or pathological – of children to their surroundings.