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Brothers, D. (2019). THE SQUARE AND THE CROSS: DISCUSSION OF “MUTUAL EMPATHY: IMAGINED SYMBOL AND REALIZATION IN THE TREATMENT OF TRAUMA” BY SARAH PILLSBURY. Psychoanal. Self. Cxt., 14(3):256-258.

(2019). Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context, 14(3):256-258

THE SQUARE AND THE CROSS: DISCUSSION OF “MUTUAL EMPATHY: IMAGINED SYMBOL AND REALIZATION IN THE TREATMENT OF TRAUMA” BY SARAH PILLSBURY

Doris Brothers, Ph.D.

In this discussion I describe my reactions to two visual images of central importance in Sarah Pillsbury’s article: the square and the cross. I attempt to show how they symbolize the themes of embodiment and intergenerational trauma that, I believe, require deeper understanding in psychoanalysis.

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