Sabina Spielrein: From Being a Psychiatric Patient to Becoming an Analyst Herself.

@article{Balbuena2020SabinaSF,
  title={Sabina Spielrein: From Being a Psychiatric Patient to Becoming an Analyst Herself.},
  author={F. Balbuena},
  journal={American journal of psychoanalysis},
  year={2020}
}
  • F. Balbuena
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of psychoanalysis
  • In this paper, I evaluate Sabina Spielrein's life and ideas from a contemporary understanding. I do this by considering the context and situation in which she lived: a journey from being a hospitalized psychiatric patient to becoming a psychoanalyst herself. From her crucial life experiences she learned that the main psychic conflicts stem from the struggle between life and death, and not from opposing ego drives and sexual desires. Spielrein's considerable creative potentials were nurtured, as… CONTINUE READING

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