Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see translations of Freud SE or GW…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

When you hover your mouse over a paragraph of the Standard Edition (SE) long enough, the corresponding text from Gesammelte Werke slides from the bottom of the PEP-Web window, and vice versa.

If the slide up window bothers you, you can turn it off by checking the box “Turn off Translations” in the slide-up.  But if you’ve turned it off, how do you turn it back on?  The option to turn off the translations only is effective for the current session (it uses a stored cookie in your browser).  So the easiest way to turn it back on again is to close your browser (all open windows), and reopen it.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Ansorge, W. (2012). Primitive Processes, Metaphor, and Recognition in the Treatment of Traumatic Loss. Psychoanal. Rev., 99(6):795-826.

(2012). Psychoanalytic Review, 99(6):795-826

Primitive Processes, Metaphor, and Recognition in the Treatment of Traumatic Loss

William Ansorge, Ph.D.

This paper explores how traumatic loss and emotional abuse ruptured a patient's symbolic process and shattered her experience of the reality of her self. In treatment, metaphoric investigation of physical processes of expulsion and incorporation led to a transformation of projective identification into the containment she sought. The therapist's ability to metabolize pain, shame, and the risks of incestuous merger re-experienced in the treatment grew out of his recognition of disturbing experiences of his own that she brought to life. Mutual recognition, linked to the therapist's reverie, was a key treatment factor as both patient and therapist changed.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.