MADNESS: THE CLAUSTRO-AGORAPHOBIC DILEMMA--HEINZ WEISS

This series of clinical seminars  focuses on the Claustro-Agoraphobia Dilemma and the impact of Concrete Thinking on the Analyst’s Internal Space.  These clinical presentations focus on how the analyst’s internal space is temporarily deformed through the projection of highly condensed, non-symbolized part-object relations. These distortions create what one could call ‘intrapsychic gravitational waves’.  We examine how this deformation can gradually be restored with the onset of reparative mechanisms on the part of the analyst.

 

Prof. Heinz Weiss is the head of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine of the Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus, Stuttgart, and one of the Directors of the Sigmund-Freud-Institute, Frankfurt, Germany. He was a visiting scientist at the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic, London, and is teaching at the University of Tübingen. In his publications and books he has dealt extensively with the concepts of contemporary Kleinian analysts, especially with pathological organizations of the personality, the concepts of time and space in borderline pathology, projective identification and countertransference and the resulting technical problems.  Chair of Education Section of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.  Author of “Trauma, Guilt and Reparation” (Routledge 2020).

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