Jorge Marugan and Eduardo Braier, awarded in the fourth Angel Garma Award to best unpublished work on psychoanalysis

The Ángel Garma Award aims to be a stimulus for the creation of new productions in the field of psychoanalysis. The Jury has awarded the best works on psychoanalysis among those selected by the Reading Committee. The members of the jury were: Mrs. Carmen Garma, Read more…

Secondary award in IV Angel Garma
Book review of «Interpretations. Freud phrases drawn in tango rhythm» by Daniel Schoffer

Interpretaciones. Frases de Freud dibujadas a ritmo de tango Daniel E. Schoffer Kraut Barcelona: Del Centro Editores, 2018 Special recognition in the 4th Angel Garma Award on Psychoanalysis. Barcelona, 2019.   [Text in Catalan]: Daniel Schoffer és psicoanalista. Membre titular de l’APM funció didàctica. Psicoanalista Read more…

Violence against women, ViolenceS against The woman (2nd part)

The psychoanalytic clinic with women subjected to abuse and sexist violence raises many questions, difficulties and uncertainties. In this article we gather some of the most frequently asked questions about the psychological characteristics of women who endure for many years relationships that entail violence and Read more…

Presentation of Leandro Carmona y Núria Batlle

[Text in Spanish]: Tengo el agrado de presentar, como convidados de Intercambios, a dos jóvenes profesionales: Leandro Carmona Ros, licenciado en Psicología por la Universidad de Rosario, Argentina, psicoanalista en consulta privada y, a nivel de la pública, ha participado en un Equipo Educativo en Read more…

Inclusive school and control society

Tenderness as a proposal to combat medicalization in childhood   The article analyses the increasing psychopathologization of children educational system in the model known as «inclusive school» in Catalonia. It focuses in the description of some devices, and proposes some conditions, necessary for intervention in Read more…

Presentation of Josep Anton Fernàndez

[Text in Spanish]: Josep-Anton Fernàndez es Licenciado en Filología Catalana por la UAB (1987); Doctor en Lenguas Modernas por la Universidad de Cambridge (1996); Lector de catalán y español en la Universidad Ca’ Foscari de Venecia (1988-89); Lector de español en la Universidad de Birmingham Read more…

Poetic creation and the riddle of suicide: Hart Crane i Alejandra Pizarnik

This essay explores the relationship between the literary imagination, poetic creation, and suicide through the work of two poets who took their own lives: Hart Crane and Alejandra Pizarnik. Drawing on authors from the psychoanalytic field such as Vincenzo Marzulli, and literary critics such as Read more…

Psychoanalysis: apolitical <> politically (in) -correct?

We are questioning the relationship between political discourse and psychoanalytic discourse, questioning the idea of a neutral psychoanalysis, apolitical —exemplified with an investigation— which leads to ask whether a psychoanalyst and his doing can be left out of what happens beyond their consultation. And whether Read more…

Presentation of Pere Llovet i Planas

[Text in Catalan]: En Pere Llovet i Planas és especialista en Psicologia clínica per la Universitat de Barcelona i Ginebra, Psicoterapeuta psicoanalista 8FEAP9, i Diplomat en Estudis Avançats en Ciències Politiques de l’Administració i Sociologia per la Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Actualment es President de l’Associació Read more…

The introduction of supervision in Social Services.
Story of a 1986 experience

In this article we explain the first experience (of which we have knowledge in our environment) of the supervision of cases following the psychoanalytic model in the childhood social services. This experience took place in the context of the general reorganization of these services derived Read more…

Commentary on the film «Girl»: a story of transsexuality

Girl Dirección: Lukas Dhont Bélgica: Menuet bvba/ Frakas Productions/ Topkapi Films, 2018 [Text in Spanish]: La ópera prima de Lukas Dhont narra la historia de un proceso de transexualidad. Empezó como documental sobre la vida de Nora Monsecur (transexual que a los quince años quiso Read more…

In memoriam – Jorge Aragonés

[Text in Catalan and Spanish]: Un adiós muy sentido Dice el poeta que: Cuando un amigo se va Galopando su destino Empieza el alma a vibrar Porque se llena de frío Cuando un amigo se va Queda un espacio vacío Que no lo puede llenar Read more…

A cinematic ecology

When reflecting on the imaginary territories built up within the world of cinema-image and state-of-the-art immersive-images, I propose we pay special attention to three related concepts: the ‘creator’ of the images in motion (the director), the ‘imaginary’ (associated traditionally with fiction) and what we call Read more…

The psychosomatic phenomenon (FPS). Limit of the structure of language

Psychosomatics has always been an enigma for the clinic and for medicine. In this article, I take a tour through the different psychotherapeutic currents and the neurobiological research sciences, which, as they advance, support the Freudian theory of the unconscious. Through two clinical cases, I Read more…

The procreation half century after the applications of techniques of assisted reproduction

The work describes psychological aspects of the demand for procreation in an Assisted Reproduction Unit in the framework of public assistance. It highlights the importance of the articulation of mourning due to the loss of biological fertility with the parental functions and the confrontation of Read more…

About «Authenticity and reciprocity. A dialogue with Ferenczi» by Luis Martín Cabré (coordinator)

[Text in Spanish]: Luis Martín Cabré (LMC) es el coordinador de un grupo de doce analistas, autores del libro junto a él; colegas con los que viene trabajando hace ya décadas en torno a la obra de Sandor Férenczi, el maestro húngaro que fuera durante muchos años Read more…

Adolescence: identity, limits, sectarianism

In this article, we firstly intend to summarize the meaning of adolescente the basic tendencies of peer grouping and the importance of setting bounderies. Secondly, we argue that like in any process of change, adolescents face the increasing tension of ceasing to be a child. Read more…

Violence against women, ViolenceS against The woman

This article discusses the premise that the clinical approach to understanding the mindset of those perpetrators who commit acts of domestic/sexist violence cannot be successful if it relies on only social, cultural, historical and political factors. Instead, the clinical approach —and proper assessment— also requires Read more…

Approach to the spiritual dimension in clinical practice

This article tries to explain my experience and my learning, as a specialist in internal and palliative medicine, accompanying ill people who are dying. Healthcare professionals approach our patients with a certain attitude and with respect, trying to explore their threats and their fears that Read more…

The aging of population in the societies of the first world

First-world societies are subject to a growing aging process. This raises problems with regard to the sustainability of the pension system and, at the same time, generates problems of poor or inadequate treatment of elderly people’s needs. This article shows the results of a study Read more…

Uses of drugs and adolescence

This article follows up and expands upon matters discussed at the 18th edition of the Conference for Families Affected by Mental Health Problems in Nou Barris (Barcelona). The title is «Drug Use amongst Teenagers». This is part of general program of activities entitled, «The Prevention Read more…

What to do to grow healthy

This text concerns to an explanation in the XVII Mental Health Working day in Nou Barris. I opted for keep the original contents, addressed to a diverse public, formed by associated familiars of mental patients and health professionals, reflecting the psychic development theory from psychoanalysis, Read more…

Reflections from a psychotherapeutic group dynamics

Reflections about the experience in a psychotherapeutic group dynamic, developed in an adult’s psychiatric hospitalization unit in the public health care system. This study has been carried out based on the group psychotherapeutic experience carried out in the Adult Psychiatric Income Unit of Vega Baja Read more…

To welcome and treat the difference in mental health

This article tries to make a tour of what various authors consider Normality and/or Adaptation, showing that the “normal”, refers only to the area marked by a rule that changes and adapts to various historical contexts that the subject has lived, and the difficulty of Read more…

Presentación de Valéria Ferreira

Valeria Ferreira es psicoterapeuta de orientación psicoanalítica y psicóloga sanitaria. Siempre le ha interesado enlazar la práctica clínica con la investigación teórica y, es de este modo como se ha construido su carrera profesional. Fruto de esta inquietud han sido los numerosos estudios de investigación Read more…

Psychodynamic factors underlying recurrence in cases of women victims of gender violence

Clinical experience with female victims of gender violence shows that in a considerable number of cases there is a repetition in that these women are recurrent victims of physical and / or psychological violence, either by the same or different partners. This has two sides: Read more…

The hypochondriac enjoyment and the medicalized society

The fact that death is inevitable makes the narcissist a hypochondriac, because it makes the healthy presence of oneself in the future an extremely uncertain matter. Given that the hypochondriac, in addition to its psychic structure, the environment also does so, the excess of medicalization, Read more…

Presentació de Samuel Gerson

Ens complau compartir amb vosaltres aquesta interessant entrevista amb Samuel Gerson, psiquiatra-psicoanalista i premi 2007 Elise M. Hayman Award per l’estudi de l’Holocaust . Congrés de l’Associació Psicoanalítica Internacional. Aquest psicoanalista ha centrat la seva feina i el seu estudi en el compromís amb el Read more…

Las marcas de la indiferencia. Entrevista a Samuel Gerson

—Empecemos por lo que suena más difícil: ¿podría explicarme el concepto que ideó, denominado «tercero muerto»? El concepto de la «terceridad» es ahora muy popular en el psicoanálisis, pero tiene muchas definiciones diferentes. En mi trabajo planteé que si yo vivo una experiencia estoy yo, Read more…

In defense of subjectivity. Movement for the defense of public mental health

This paper introduces the Platform for Defens of Public Mental Health in Catalonia —an assembly movement of interdisciplinary professionals participating in a personal basis, created to face currrent mental health crucial problems— and its goals, framed in a clinic, ethical, and political commitment. Teresa Morandi Read more…

A critical review at bisexual theory

It is not a matter of erasing sex differences between subjects, but of emphasizing these differences even more. No sexual position might be considered as forming part of a homogeneous group, nor should heterosexuality have a privilege over other forms of sexual composition. The different Read more…

The erogenic drive singularity

This article presents a figurative proposal of the psychic organization focusing its attention on the capacities of assimilation of the external by the singularity of the child in its exchange with the primary objects. It also establishes conjectures in relation to physicochemistry referring to the Read more…

The importance of psychological support in perinatal grief

The work of mourning in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In this paper we present some reflections on the work of mourning in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In preterm birth, the mother often experiences feelings of loss in front of the lack of an Read more…

Who knocks at the door?

I’d like to approach the refugees issue as a political and social problem that engages us all objectively and subjectively. The cruelty and harshness of the experiences of the refugee claimants implies such high level of suffering that is likely to break their psychological and Read more…

Multicausality and overdetermination of violence

The human, the subject, is a social, cultural and historical phenomenon characterized by a complex epistemological stratification. The analysis of violence is also a very complex phenomenon. Violence is a multicausal phenomenon whose explanation lies in the presence and interaction of a considerable number of Read more…

Para Luis Sales
Acerca del artículo “Represión originaria (Urverdrängung), un concepto abierto”
Intercanvis / Intercambios, n.º 34, junio 2015

Querido compañero y amigo: Ante todo, quiero felicitarte por el magnífico artículo del que eres autor, publicado en esta misma revista, acerca de la represión originaria, en ocasión de cumplirse cien años de la aparición de los trabajos de Freud sobre metapsicología, al tiempo que Read more…

A vueltas con la represión originaria
Respuesta a Eduardo Braier

Querido Eduardo: Antes de intentar dar respuesta a las interesantes cuestiones que me planteas a partir de la lectura de mi artículo sobre la represión originaria, permíteme que te exprese mi agradecimiento por el interés que, tal como manifiestas en tu escrito, te ha suscitado este trabajo concreto y, más Read more…

Celebration of difference and praise of uprooting and acceptance Identities, migrations, mental health and human rights
Second part

This second part is, again, a nomadic text, under this perspective that traverses knowledge about the migrations, exiles and the diverse human movements. While the previous article was the celebration of the difference in recognition of the singularity of each individual product of their identifications, Read more…

Clinical diagonally, particular transferential practices

This article intends to open a reflection on possible transference practices that from collective devices can hold other listening positions. Based on psychoanalytic reflections raises the possibility of understanding and exercising a non-normative clinical practice that may bring together some of the trauma or suffering Read more…

Memory, grief and psychoanalysis on the long way of pain between 1939 and 2017

As the purpose of traumatic symptom is to find someone to talk to, this article is an attempt to articulate a written answer to the question: which is the attitude psychoanalyst must adopt in cases of mourning for social trauma? Tries to develop cognition traumatic Read more…

Neoliberalism, economic crisis and subject

The current economic crisis, which began in 2008, has been produced from the excesses of the neoliberal system, the latest version of capitalism. This is based on the deregulation, privatization and dismantling of the welfare state, born after the Second World War. The Friedmanian claim Read more…