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On psychosomatics: The search for meaning
  • Catalina Bronstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 February 2011
In 1964, an Expert Committee of the World Health Organization noted two different meanings implied by the term psychosomatic. The first referred to ‘‘the holistic outlook in medicine, a move awayExpand
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Kleinian Theory: A Contemporary Perspective
1 Melanie Klein, Beginnings, Catalina Bronstein. 2 Freud and Klein on the Concept of Phantasy, Elizabeth Bott Spillius. 3 The Paranoid--schizoid position, Priscilla Roth. 4 Depressive Position, JaneExpand
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Borges, immortality and the circular ruins
  • Catalina Bronstein
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 June 2002
The author explores ideas surrounding immortality and death focusing on the interplay between their development in two stories by Borges (‘The circular ruins’ and ‘The immortal’) and theirExpand
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The development of a therapeutic space in a first contact with adolescents
Abstract This paper is based on work developed at a walk-in centre for adolescents. Our initial approach is one which involves, on the one hand, assessing the adolescent's difficulties and, on theExpand
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Delusion and reparation
ABSTRACT This paper looks at the reparative quality of delusional systems. The Author explores and expands Freud’s notion of delusion as an ‘attempt at reparation’. Even if a delusion is mostly theExpand
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Psychosomatique : le rôle du phantasme inconscient
L’auteur propose l’hypothese d’une relation entre l’affection psychosomatique et le conflit psychique sous-jacent aux fantasmes inconscients qui s’expriment a travers le corps. Ces premiers fantasmesExpand
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Finding unconscious phantasy in the session: Recognizing form
  • Catalina Bronstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 August 2015
Translations of summary The concept of unconscious phantasy has played – and still does play – a central role in psychoanalytic thinking. The author discusses the various forms by which unconsciousExpand
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Psychosomatics: the Role of Unconscious Fantasy
The author proposes that there is a relationship between psychosomatic disorders and psychic conflict with its underlying unconscious phantasies as they are lived out in and through the body. –TheseExpand
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‘I am not crying. I am rubbing my eyes’: Annie and the hollow object
This article explores the relationship between the development of severe eczema and asthma in an eight-year-old girl and her difficulties with experiencing psychic pain and conflict. The authorExpand
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The Analyst’s Disappointment
  • Catalina Bronstein
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1 December 2015
Your letter, your dear long letter, written in your own hand brought me, along with everything else, one great joy—for the skepticism about the future of analysis stems not from me, dear Mr. Freud,Expand
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