Trying to enter the long black branches: Some technical extensions of the work of Frances Tustin for the analysis of autistic states in adults

@article{Mitrani2011TryingTE,
  title={Trying to enter the long black branches: Some technical extensions of the work of Frances Tustin for the analysis of autistic states in adults},
  author={J. Mitrani},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  year={2011},
  volume={92},
  pages={21 - 42}
}
  • J. Mitrani
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
The author suggests a number of technical extensions/clinical applications of Frances Tustin’s work with autistic children, which are applicable to the psychoanalysis of neurotic, borderline and psychotic adults. These are especially relevant to those individuals in whom early uncontained happenings (Bion) have been silently encapsulated through the use of secretive autosensual maneuvers related to autistic objects and shapes. Although such encapsulations may constitute obstacles to emotional… Expand
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