IPA Inter-Regional Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

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Alberto Cabral (2017) establishes a difference between those authors with whom one simply shares a temporal proximity, and those who, both for their ability to perceive the subjectivity of their time, as well as the shadows of it, deserve to be considered contemporary. Accordingly, the capacity of Pichon Riviėre to glimpse the conceptual utility of the ‘linked Self’ and develop the bridge between Psychoanalysis and Social Psychology locates him as a true contemporary. VII. B. The 80’s, The 90’s, and the Beginning of the XXI Century Roberto Doria Medina Eguía , one of the first to study Ego and Self Psychology in Argentina, studied the relationship between the psychopathology of perversions, borderline disorder, acting out and false self in female homosexuality (Doria Medina Eguía und Raggi de Leonetti 1980). Jorge García Badaracco (1986) presented “Identification and its vicissitudes in psychoses: the importance of the concept of ‘maddening object’” at the 1985 IPA Congress, part of which is an articulation of the relationship between his own original contribution of ‘Maddening object’ (See entry OBJECT RELATIONS THEORIES) and the conceptualizations of the Self of Winnicott and Kohut. Following his 1979 “La psicología psicoanalítica del self” (“Psychoanalytical Self Psychology”), which reviewed Kohut´s ideas regarding Self development, pathology and clinical manifestations in narcissistic personality disorders, Juan Miguel Hoffmann’s (1989) “La teoría del self como posible nexo entre investigación empírica y clínica psicoanalítica” (The theory of the self as a possible link between empirical research and psychoanalytic clinic) initiated psychoanalytic empirical research into the concept of Self. In the early 1990´s, a group of Argentine psychoanalysts, coordinated by Ethel Cayssials de Casarino and Marcelo Casarino , scholars of the work of Kohut, developed seminars on research and study of the Self, and published four yearbooks starting in1995. Among them were “Why a Psychology of the Self?” by Marcelo Casarino (1995), and “The Self and the Person in the thought of Heinz Kohut”, by Ethel Cayssials de Casarino (1996). In 1997 Paul and Anna Ornstein visited Buenos Aires and offered conferences whose transcriptions are also included in one of the mentioned yearbooks (Ornstein, P., 1998; Ornstein, A. 1998). This development closely followed already published clinical application of Kohut’s self psychology to the treatment of severe pathologies (Raggio 1992). In 1999, Guillermo Lancelle edited the book, “El self en la teoría y en la práctica” (“Self in theory and practice”), dealing with, among other topics, countertransference, empathy, narcissism, interpretation and anxiety, adolescence and negative therapeutic reaction. The publication included Argentine (Arendar, R; Cayssials de Casarino, E; Hoffman, J; Ortiz Frágola, A; Paz, M A ) and North American (Brandchaft, B; Goldberg, A; Tolpin, P; Wallerstein, R and Wolf, E ) authors, and Lancelle’s own article “Self, clinical finding and conceptual need” (Lancelle, 1999).


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