Lee Grossman

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In 2002, the National Institutes of Health sponsored a meeting concerning methodological challenges of research in psychosocial interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders. This paper provides a summary of the presentations and the discussions that occurred during this meeting. Recommendations to federal and private agencies included the need for randomized(More)
In the clinical situation, the analyst fails to hear more than he or she hears and spends much time working in the dark. The author raises questions about how we can take cognizance of that state of affairs in our thinking about analytic work. A clinical example illustrates how, in an analytic atmosphere, a patient will correct an analyst's failure to hear.(More)
Freud's (1940a) tentative distinction between the defensive maneuvers in neurosis and those in perversion can be extended to good clinical effect. In general, neurotic defenses may be thought of as directed against wishes, whereas perverse defenses are directed against perceived reality. It is suggested that the perverse approach to reality is not limited(More)
The terms sadism, masochism, and sadomasochism seem to have become increasingly, if loosely, associated with aggression in psychoanalytic discourse. This is due in part to the fact that Freud's changing ideas generated confusion about the relative contributions of libido and aggression. The author reviews Freud's variable usage and offers a clinical(More)
  • L Grossman
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1996
The author considers that a large group of clinical phenomena, of which perversion is the most dramatic example, is characterised by the effort to disavow troubling perceptions of reality. In these cases, patients are sometimes characterised--erroneously, in his view-as living in a different 'psychic reality'. He suggests that patients who use perverse(More)
as somewhat separate from one another in 1946 (these two terms would not be consolidated into the ‘paranoid ⁄ schizoid position’ until her 1952 revision of Notes on some schizoid mechanisms), one can draw upon Steiner’s citations to show how Rosenfeld also buttressed this conceptual scaffolding. In his 1947 work on his schizophrenic patient Mildred, who(More)