N.31 - The different applications of the group device, within clinical, social and organizational institutions

Institutional dynamics within psychoanalytic training


The inherent difficulties within psychoanalytic training are revised in the light of the phenomena of mourning and of incest with whom each student has to deal at the end of his/her personal analysis before entering the training. I hypothesize that a satisfactory “defusion” from the phantasm of the personal analyst and from the related processes of idealization is particularly hampered by the institutional functioning of training institutes and by their dynamics related to the same phenomena of mourning and incest that they have crossed in the course of their institutional lives

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