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Framework for the imaginary : clinical explorations in by Judith L. Mitrani

By Judith L. Mitrani

Annotation an outline of 1 analyst's efforts to obtain and reply to the shiny impressions of uncooked and infrequently unmentalized stories, as highlighted within the healing courting. This e-book integrates the paintings of Klein, Winnicott, Bion and Tustin

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Perceptions and sensations, not yet subjected to 'alpha function'" (p. 11). I believe Freud's notion of the "anxiety equivalent" (l895b, p. 94) in the actual neurosis was the first attempt to characterize this phenomenon in psychoanalysis. Survival Function of Autistic Maneuvers in Adults 31 toward their babies as if they were parts of their own bodies. Thus they have somehow failed to provide a satisfying and reliable experience at the breast, which could subsequently be internalized-this perhaps due to their own feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, and depression.

At a later point in his analysis, Robert bega~l to bting new photographs-this time in vivid color and c:early threedimensional-of ancient structures gently and loosely shrouded and surrounded by supportive scaffolding, all in the process of restoration. MELTZER'S HISTORICAL AND TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS Meltzer (1975) has provided a historical context for the saga of the development of Kleinian thinking, which culminated in the conceptualization of adhesive identification, suggesting a primitive narcissistic state preceding that subsumed under the paranoidschizoid position.

Tustin (1986) also called attention to Gaddini's (1969) term imitative fusion as yet another way of conceptualizing this phenomenon, reiterating that It is important to realize that, since the child's body seems fused with "autistic objects," these have scarcely reached the status of an "object" in the usual sense of the term ... [and these also] need to be differentiated from Winnicott's "{ransitional objects" which ... can facilitate ongoing psychological development. (p. 128] Gaddini (1969) understood this phantasy of fusion as "an attempt to gain a vicarious identity, magically acquired through [fusional] imitation" (p.

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