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Interview with Robert D. Hinshelwood: Part Two.

Sabrina Di Cioccio Question. Dr. Hinshelwood first of all, after several weeks, how did you find the reply of the Conference happened in Rome on the 3rd and 4th of October, to the theme of your book "Research on the Couch"? And what do you think about the reading given by the Italian psychoanalysts who were present at the Conference? R.D. Hinshelwood. This is a difficult question because it is so much more difficult to reflect on presentations at a conference - and especially when ...


Could psychoanalysis be considered a science?

Interview with R.D. Hinshelwood: Part One Question. Dr. Hinshelwood, your coming in Rome the next 3rd and 4th of October, will open a debate around a question nowadays always more important for the psychoanalytical field: Could psychoanalysis be considered a science? In your book, “Research on the Couch: Single Case Studies, Subjectivity and Psychoanalytic Knowledge” (Routledge, 2013), you point to that Freudian attempt that lasts from more than a century and has its only decisive key in the clinical practice. What is the ...


The group treatment of drug users with mediating object: the application of Photolangage

Interview with Claudine Vacheret by Giorgia Morgese Question. Professor Vacheret, what do you think about the treatment of drug users? What therapy is  more appropriate, a group therapy or an individual one? Claudine Vacheret. It is clear with drug users that a group therapy is better as they tend to have big difficulties with mental thinking. They prefer to act rather than mental thinking. Since they cannot speak about their own feelings and affects then we have to organise a setting with ...


Psychoanalysis in the Era of Cyberspace. Interview with Glen O. Gabbard

by Sabrina Di Cioccio Question. Dr. Gabbard, after several years you came back to Rome to discuss a paper about “The privacy, the Self, and the practice of psychoanalysis in the era of Internet”(1). A new frontier on which it is necessary stay and reflect if psychoanalysis wants to keep in touch with new diseases of the modern age. How long did you take interest on this theme? What made you want to treat it? Glen O. Gabbard. I could not avoid ...


Looking at Shame. Interview to Benjamin Kilborne

Di Cioccio. Mr Kilborne, shame is a feeling and an experience on which you spent time in the last years, marking its relation with trauma. You wrote: <<Shame is being caught with one’s pants down in one’s own eyes>>, and this suggests us to work on how it is related to looking and being seen. Could you introduce us to the role of the other’s look in the genesis of “being ashamed”? Kilborne. This is a fundamental question, and one that ...