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Impert, L. Rubin, M. (2011). Revitalizing the Self Through Mourning: Reply to Commentaries. Psychoanal. Dial., 21(6):736-742.

(2011). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21(6):736-742

Revitalizing the Self Through Mourning: Reply to Commentaries

Laura Impert, L.C.S.W. and Margaret Rubin, Ph.D.

In this reply, we primarily focus on Bassin's notion of the creative or regenerative aspect of mourning, while hoping to expand the role of embodied nostalgia in revitalizing the self. Additionally we address Spero's assertion that we claim to link sensory nostalgia and mourning in an “original” way. Lastly, we intend to clarify why his theoretical interpretations of Annie's arrested psychosexual development were not resonant with her presentation and clinical material.

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