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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

On the subject of violence: context, trauma and reparation

Violence is present in life, in human behaviour. It has been and is still a wide field of observation for psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists and psychoanalysts. Studying the psychological trauma associated with violent demonstrations, which can be unaccountable to those who suffer, without forgetting that violence Read more…

A conceptual map of the primary and secondary process of the psychic device

In this paper we present the main features of the primary and secondary processes of the psychic apparatus, according to our interpretation of Freud’s formulation, within the first topology. We have organized our presentation using a representation tool known as concept map using free software Read more…

Trauma and abuse: reflections about traumatic origin of aggressiveness based on clinical experience

The article addresses the issue of abuse and mistreatment in childhood, through clinical experiences carried out in the Dominican Republic. A meeting with J, a Dominican 7-year-old child, took place to explore the traumatic outcome and devastating consequences that situations of abuse and mistreatment can Read more…

La regrediencia: un concepto central para una epistemología específicamente psicoanalítica

6ª Conferencia de Christian Delourmel Conferencia organizada por Gradiva, Associació d’estudis Psicoanalítics, en Barcelona, el 14 de junio de 2013 Algunas reflexiones acerca de la verdad y la realidad, entre convicción y creencia Introducción Poco a poco, ha emergido en la trayectoria de nuestro grupo Read more…

Regarding the problem of the medicalization of depression in the context of the current crisis

This paper looks into the types of strictly medical responses that are given to depression, medicating it excessively. It highlights the current confusion among people about its nature that often includes a real hotchpotch of discomforts, symptoms and disorders. It explains the process by which Read more…

Psychic disorders, social transformations and economic crisis

In this paper we analyze the psychic discomforts associated with the economic crisis triggered from autumn 2008. This crisis is causing a deep social transformation that affects institutions and people. In addition, the progressive impoverishment of several social sectors happens in a social model based Read more…

Sobre algunes transformacions i usos del terme «diferència» en els darrers temps.
Les dones i la política

El moviment d’emancipació femenina ha aspirat i aspira a harmonitzar dos moviments de la democràcia moderna que no sempre han anat equilibrats: la universalitat dels drets humans i la dualitat dels sexes, present en tota la tradició utòpica del segle XIX (pensem en Fourier, per Read more…

Some clinical reflections from the concepts of transitional space and object and false self

According to some thoughts developed by Winnicott about transitional space, transitional object and false self, the author writes about their interrelation and their importance for symbol formation, individuation, self-object differentiation and the «as if» pathologies. Finally he presents a clinical example in order to illustrate Read more…

Presentación de la V Conferencia de Christian Delourmel

Esta es la quinta de las conferencias que Christian Delourmel viene presentando en Gradiva sobre el tema de las relaciones entre psicoanálisis y ciencia. En las cuatro primeras (ya publicadas en esta revista*) Delourmel ha perfilado rasgos comunes al pensamiento científico y psicoanalítico (papel mediador Read more…

Traslado de conceptos de una disciplina a otra: ¿riesgo de usurpación, de desvío conceptual?

5ª Conferencia de Christian Delourmel Conferencia pronunciada en Gradiva, Associació d’Estudis Psicoanalítics Algunas reflexiones introductorias a una epistemología psicoanalítica específica En el transcurso del XXXVIII Congreso de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Internacional en Ámsterdam en 1993, la Revista de Psicoanálisis (publicada por la Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina1) Read more…

Preliminary notes for mental disorders’ international classifications review. About the DSM-V

It is well known for mental health professionals around the world but specially for those who are directly or indirectly involved in the mental health field, the main working lines of the new DSM-V have been finalized. As it has already happened before, an increase Read more…

Repeat, build and elaborate. Reflections on the unrepeatable repetition in the theory and clinic of contemporary psicoanálisis

In this paper the author describes a clinical case related to the contemporary theoretical conceptualizations of repetition, construction and elaboration of those amnesic psychic contents and attitudes which some of our patients insistently repeat during the developement of their psychoanalytic process. The involvement of the Read more…

El pensamiento freudiano, un pensamiento complejo (Edgar Morin): algunos prolegómenos a un estudio de la especificidad del proceso teorizante en psicoanálisis

3ª Conferencia de Christian Delourmel Conferencia pronunciada en Gradiva, Associació d’Estudis Psicoanalítics, el lunes 27 de junio de 2011 Quisiera comenzar abordando la cuestión esencial para nuestro grupo de trabajo que practicó Elsa Schmid-Kitsikis en una presentación reciente a saber: «¿en qué registro de pensamiento Read more…

Obstacles epistemològics en la perspectiva microfísica quàntica (Bachelard) i resistències al pensament psicoanalític en segona tòpica: punts comuns

4a Conferència de Christian Delourmel Conferència pronunciada a Gradiva, Associació d’Estudis Psicoanalítics, el divendres 25 de novembre de 2011 En el text que us he adreçat, Gaston Bachelard mostra molt bé com un dels obstacles epistemològics, que anomena «obstacle substancialista» en el seu llibre La Read more…

Pensar las relaciones entre el psicoanálisis y las ciencias (Introducción al ciclo de seis conferencias)

Introducción al ciclo de seis conferencias de Christian Delourmel En 2004, César Botella organizó en París un seminario —que codirigí junto a él— denominado «Psicoanálisis y ciencias» cuyo objetivo era preguntarse por las relaciones entre ambas disciplinas. El seminario se reunió una vez al mes Read more…

Recurso provisional a la metáfora como representación intermediaria en el proceso teórico en psicoanálisis

1ª Conferencia de Christian Delourmel Conferencia pronunciada en Gradiva, Associació d’Estudis Psicoanalítics, el viernes 21 de enero de 2011 El autor examina el papel que pueden tener las metáforas en el caminar teórico tanto del psicoanálisis como de la ciencia. Tanto en un terreno como Read more…

Especificidad de una teoría psicoanalítica de la memoria

2ª Conferencia de Christian Delourmel Conferencia pronunciada en Gradiva, Associació d’Estudis Psicoanalítics, el viernes 25 de marzo de 2011 En esta segunda conferencia el autor defiende una radical heterogeneidad conceptual entre el acercamiento psicoanalítico de la memoria y del inconsciente y los acercamientos de otras Read more…

About some technical and methodological issues of psychoanalytic dialogue with children

This paper tries to convey to its readers certain methodological and technical characteristics to be taken into account in psychoanalytical work with children. The author shows the complexities that the analyst has to face from a theoretical and technical point of view as well as Read more…

Primary and secondary psychopathy. (The acting out and the desperate invisible)

TEXT IN SPANISH: Dada la complejidad polisémica que hoy enfrentamos los psicoanalistas ante el concepto de acting out, pasaje al acto, actuación psicopática y personalidad psicopática; me resultó pertinente y útil diferenciar las psicopatías primarias de las defensas psicopáticas. Cada una de ellas tiene una Read more…