GILIOLA FORNARI SPOTO
Dr. Gigliola Fornari Spoto (London)
to NYC in a discussion of Erotic Transference and Transvestism in the Transference-Countertransference
April 7 and April 8, 2017
”THE SHAPE OF WATER: THE ANALYSIS OF A TRANSVESTITE
This presentation describes how disturbance in sense led to unmanageable and unrepresented states of mind. Using three different clinical illustrations Fornari Spoto will describe how the patient moved progressively towards an increased capacity to give symbolic shape and structure to unprocessed mental contents. She describes how the transvestite phantasy is enacted in the transference and how loss is gradually tolerated and represented.
"EROTIC TRANSFERENCE AND ITS VISCISSITUDES
In this paper fornari-Spoto describes a powerful erotic transference which emerged at the beginning of the analysis of a young woman with a traumatic history of early separation from mother: Fornari Spoto reflects on its defensive and communicative qualities, as well as on the the countertransference issues generated by the erotic transference. In it, she follows the evolution of the erotic transference as the analysis progressed.
Fornari Spoto received her medical training in Italy and psychoanalytic training at the British Psychoanalytical Institute where she is a Training and Supervising Analyst; former Chair of the Education Committee; current Chair of Admissions. Teaching throughout Europe, published papers on perversion and femininity and the Oedipal Complex. Editor of Eric Brenman's "The Recovery of the Lost Good Object", Routledge, 2006.
Fornari Spoto writes: "I have a great interest in psychoanalytical education and its complex institutional dynamics, having been the Chair of the Education Committee for 6 years.