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December 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Second Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2023-24, 2nd Trimester — Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
Michael Pauly, MD
Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam, MD
December 8, 2023 — Etiology (Cont’d)
“Fear of Breakdown” is a classic. In it, Winnicott tells us that there is a storing in the implicit memory system lived events of past emotional overwhelm (primitive agonies) that have not been fully psychologically experienced. Having not been thought about these haunt the person and at times present in treatment as a fear of breakdown. This paper and its concepts offer a foundational link to many papers that follow in this course. Thomas Ogden walks us through Winnicott’s paper. Please bring in clinical material of your own.
Winnicott, D.W. (1974) “Fear of Breakdown”, International Review of PSA, 1:103-107
Ogden, T.H. (2014) “Fear of Breakdown and the Unlived Life”, IJP, 95:205-223