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The Place and Role of The Father in Early Life

. (2000). Analyse des interactions triadique precoces. Co-construction des outils conceptuels et methodologique. Maury, M., Lamour, M. (2000). Alliances autour du bebe: recherché a la Clinique. PUF, Paris, pp. 27-63. JACOBSON, E. (1950). Development of the Wish for a Child in Boys. Psychoanal. St. Child , 5: 139-152. JONES, K. A. (2007) Assessing the Impact of Father-Absence from a Psychoanalytic Perspective, Psychoanal Soc Work 14: 1, 43-58. LAMB, M.E. (1976). The Role of the Father: An Overview. In M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The Role of the Father in

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Mother’s Primacy in Anthropology and Psychoanalysis


The theory of matriarchy still enjoys wide popularity, even among psychoanalysts. Following Freud’ ideas, they invoke the passage from matriarchy to patriarchy as a historical analogue to the individual psychosexual development.

After a review of anthropological discussions, some hypotheses vis-a-vis this persistence are proposed: matriarchy is a secular cosmogonic myth, developed within the evolutionary paradigm; a fantasy of origin of mankind within the mother’s primacy constellation, both defensive formations against underlying anxieties constitutive of societal institution.

Having recourse to Peirce’s and Green’s concept of thirdness, a critical approach of linearity is undertaken. Finally, a structural correlation between gynaecocracy and matriarchal theory is proposed.

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Mourning, Separation, Mental Space


The work of mourning and organization of the mental space may be seriously disturbed by the real loss of the object and the way how communication with the “still alive” objects is built. Certain obstacles in communication with significant people make the mental separation difficult. The problem of separation, individuation and building of somebody’s own mental space is linked to the way in which the child mourns in relation to the central objects of early childhood. Especially the real loss of a parental object during the early childhood implies a traumatic moment which will excessively dramatize the oedipal issues. In this context, the analysis of the infantile material and development of an analytical work, which would perlaborate the trauma of the loss under a full oedipal conflict of one of the parents, as well as the subjectivation difficulties deriving from this trauma are the indispensable elements of a psychoanalytic work.

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Midlife - Maturity and Creativity


Midlife is an age of crisis according to many authors, as it sets the subject up against the inevitability of the ageing process, loss, and the limitedness of life. Most authors view midlife as an age of crisis where everything can be staked back into the game. But some other authors have highlighted how midlife is characterised by a new burst of creativity, by new object investments and by a redressing of the balance between narcissism (which decreases) and object investments for which a larger share of the libido becomes available. The Author thinks that it seems worthwhile to make a distinction between midlife, as indicative of a phase of life, and maturity, construed as a psychic position which is relatively independent of age.

Therefore, she explores the creativity area of the trans-generational transmission, quoting some psychoanalysts and poets, and introducing a clinical example of the mourning process for losses inherent in the passing of time and the development of tolerance capacities to deal with a change in the balance between the libido and narcissism.

Then the Author affords a specific difficulty in transmitting a trans-generational mandate, when the treatment concerns cases of severe trauma, like victims of collective trauma and mass murders. What can be transmitted in these cases if the psychological concatenation between the generations is interrupted and breaks down? How can it be linked up again? The story and re-elaboration by Henri Parens is brought as an example to be studied and commented.

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The Archaic, Archaic Communication and Psychic Figurability

Publishers, 1992, pp. 247-298. MELTZER, D., WILLIAMS, M. H. (2008). The apprehension of beauty: The role of the aesthetic conflict in development, art and violence. London, Karnac. DE MIJOLLA-MELLOR, S. (2005). De l’informe à l’archaïque, Recherches en psychanalyse , 3 (1): 7-19. Paris, Ed. Association Recherches en psychanalyse

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Guidelines for supporting children with disabilities' play
Methodologies, tools, and contexts
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Fusion I. One of the Basic Mechanisms of the Human Psyche

communication. Unpublished paper. In: Rosenfeld, H. A. Impasse and Interpretation, 1987. TAGLIACOZZO R. (1990). Angosce fusionali: mondo concreto e mondo pensabile. In: C.Neri, L.Pallier, G.Petacchi, G.C.Soavi, R.Tagliacozzo: Fusionalità [Fusion]. Borla, Roma. TUSTIN F. (1972). Autism and Childhood Psychosis . Hoggarth, London. TUSTIN F. (1981). Autistic States in Children . Tavistock/Routledge, London. WINNICOTT D.W. (1945). Primitive Emotional Development. Int.J.Psycho-Anal., 26 : 137-143. WINNICOTT D.W. (1958). Through Paediatrics to

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