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Subjectivity and Objectivity in Analytic Listening

Subjectivity and Objectivity in Analytic Listening

Apr 1st, 20141 Comment

“Renik notes that the power of the patient’s transference will persist in spite of selfdisclosure. I would add that this includes the idealizing transference as well. An idealizing patient will surely idealize a user-friendly, self-disclosing analyst as readily as a silent, austere one.”

Free Association and Analytic Neutrality

Free Association and Analytic Neutrality

Mar 31st, 20142 Comments

“Neutrality as a technical principle does not mandate a correct way of responding, nor does in commit the analyst to an emotionally vacant way of being; rather it guides that analyst to avoid using feelings, attitudes, and postures in order to control the patient’s transference experience.”

Subjectivity and Desire in Research

Subjectivity and Desire in Research

Jan 18th, 2014No Comments

“Is it possible to construct a relation to an other in such a way that an ‘interpretation’ might emerge that does not simply rearticulate our narcissistic attachments to recognized identities?”

Exploring the White Spaces of Organization

Exploring the White Spaces of Organization

Dec 5th, 2013No Comments

“The millenarian discourse of crisis with which we began is suggestive then not so much of new sites of organization that are fixed in spatial location or measurable in terms of regular temporal scales but of rather more shifting and protean forms of organizing.”

Reflexive violence

Reflexive violence

Nov 14th, 2013No Comments

“…We hope to have shown that the attribution of deliberate intent to the act of self-harm is a reciprocally violent, ultimately defensive flexing of discourse-bound muscle on the part of a societal in-group…”

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