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Transcending the caesura: Reverie, dreaming and counter‐dreaming
  • Avner Bergstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 August 2013
The author reflects about our capacity to get in touch with primitive, irrepresentable, seemingly unreachable parts of the Self and with the unrepressed unconscious. It is suggested that when theExpand
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On boredom: A close encounter with encapsulated parts of the psyche
  • Avner Bergstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 June 2009
The psychoanalytical literature has numerous scattered references to the analyst’s experience of boredom, especially amongst writers working with primitive mental states. In the present paper, theExpand
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The Painful Vicissitudes of the Patient's Love: Transference-Love and the Aesthetic Conflict1
Abstract One of the essential elements in psychoanalysis, promoting growth of the mind, is the analyst's capacity to contain the pain of the aesthetic conflict (Meltzer, 1988) and bear the patient'sExpand
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Obsessionality: Modulating the Encounter with Emotional Truth and the Aesthetic Object.
  • Avner Bergstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 14 October 2016
Experiences with autistic and primitive mental states have significant implications for our understanding of obsessionality. Consequently, obsessionality is seen as an attempt at a massiveExpand
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Attacks on Linking or a Drive to Communicate? Tolerating the Paradox
  • Avner Bergstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Psychoanalytic quarterly
  • 1 October 2015
The notion of attacks on linking, as described by Bion, may depict a patient’s drive to communicate the internalization of a destructive relationship between a primary object and an infant. This mayExpand
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Dépasser la césure : rêverie, capacité de rêver et de contre-rêver
L’auteur reflechit a notre capacite a entrer en contact avec des parties primitives, irrepresentables, apparemment inatteignables du Self, ainsi qu’avec l’inconscient non refoule. Il suggere queExpand
The Psychotic Part of the Personality: Bion’S Expeditions into Unmapped Mental Life
  • Avner Bergstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1 April 2018
The psychotic part of the personality is seen as a multidimensional mental realm that is fully comprehensible only through intuition and tolerance of approximations, transience, and the notion ofExpand
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Obsessionality
Experiences with autistic and primitive mental states have significant implications for our understanding of obsessionality. Consequently, obsessionality is seen as an attempt at a massiveExpand
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