Lecturers and papers

Psychology first dealt with “the Ego’s most estranged thing”, the repressed and the series of symptoms it triggers, a true “internal outland” of the Ego. And obviously, this Ego, which Freud had simply borrowed from popular psychology, without becoming in turn very disturbing, proved to be howbeit the place of “the things for which we are not ready yet”. The Ego is not only a subject,...Read more

Impasse often occurs in the impossible termination of a psychoanalysis, which makes the established project fail. Certainly, Freud’s testimonial text “Analysis Terminable and Interminable” offers the subject profound leads with respect to resistances by means of driving fixations and the impossible transformation of the Ego. But through the case of a patient, I will further explore the linking particularitie...Read more

The experience of impasse in the analytic process is a frequent occurrence in our professional practice. While all analysts are basically resigned to dealing with that, there are different opinions regarding possible technical options when facing impasse situations: some authors seem to be in favour of long-term “lysis strategies”, relying on spontaneous solution of the impasse state after adequate assistance and...Read more

Within a free analysis in an institution, the termination of the treatment can prove to be difficult to accomplish. Based on a clinical sequence, I would like to point out how a dream and the inter-analytic exchange around its interpretation have allowed for re-launching the process of elaboration and leaving behind the impasse, as well as the risk of an interminable analysis. Françoise COBLENCE Emeritus professor ...Read more

The intrusion of the psychoanalytical settings by the actual brings about a deadlock of the elaboration and of the psychoanalytical process. How are overcome these moments and especially what it means to overcome those moments and continue the development of the psychoanalytical process is a challenge that has no solution, but rather a series of testimonials of essays that allows the psychoanalysts to access various forms of ...Read more

This paper describes the analytic therapy of a obese and bulimic patient, with compulsive eating disorder. Through this clinical example I will try to illustrate the swaying motion of the complex relationship which gets established with these patients, weighed down by “the struggle to accept from another” (Williams, G.1997)orbythe difficulties “to help somebody to swallow less, by helping him/her to be less...Read more

100 years of narcissism in psychoanalysis – respective of Sigmund Freud’s “On Narcissism. An Introduction”, and other decades of clinical and theoretical thinking, decades marked by Herbert Rosenfeld, Heinz Kohut, Otto Kernberg, André Green, Jean Bergeret, Catherine Chabert, René Roussillon, among others. 100 years configuring the matrix of working on the impasses, disruptions in treatmen...Read more

Social trauma, with a specific reference to the Soviet occupation, the obtrusion of the proletariat dictatorship and survival during “the Golden Age”, produce cracks, even fractures of sense of belonging to the history of a family, to continue a tradition, or to break of from it, but which remains a landmark. The psychic sufferings in Romania nowadays have the origin in the unspoken and unthought traumas, in the s...Read more

While Westerners – English, Dutch, French, Germans, Italians – live, speak and write about “Hate and Love in Psychoanalytic Institutions” (Jurgen Reeders , 2004), about fanaticism, schisms and queries on the apparent decline of psychoanalysis , Easterners – and we among them – having gone through their own historical-political metamorphoses, interrogate and self-interrogate, hopeful, to wha...Read more

The paper is an attempt to outline a certain differentiation between the possible directions towards which the moments of impasse in psychoanalytical cure could develop. Ethical implications of such directions are explored.   Brîndușa ORĂȘANU Psychoanalyst, Full member and Training analyst of the Romanian Psychoanalytical Provisory Society IPA PhD in Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis at the University Par...Read more

In my intervention, I will propose a series of hypotheses which emerged from my previous practice and research, capable of dealing with impasse situations. Beyond the distinction neurosis/borderline states/psychosis, our patients show difficulty in feeling truly alive and in elaborating the complexity of a disorder in which we find at the same time borderline functioning (especially externalizing intrapsychic life) and a dis...Read more

I intend to briefly introduce Radu Jude’s film Everybody In Our Family (Romania, 2012) before watching it together. I will then contribute to a panel discussion with a Romanian colleague and, hopefully, with the film director himself. My intervention will focus on the intense relationship and complex interpersonal dynamics between father and child beautifully represented in the film, and on the strain under which his ...Read more

Sightseeing in Bucharest

The Palace of Parliament (House of People)

The Palace of Parliament (House of People) is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. Located on Spirii Hill in central Bucharest, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function and the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon in the United States. It is also the most expensive administrative building and heaviest building.

The Romanian Athaeneum

The Romanian Athaeneum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. The projects of the building were made by Albert Galleron (France) helped by C.Baicoianu and was inaugurated in February 1888.

The Arch of Triumph

The Arch of Triumph – inaugurated on 1st December 1936, glorifies the bravery of the Romanian soldiers who fought in the First World War. It was designed by the architect Petre Antonescu, the monument is 27 m high.

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