The Bi-Personal Field: Experiences of Child Analysis (New by Antonino Ferro

By Antonino Ferro

Within the Bi-Personal box Antonino Ferro units out his new conceptual method for research, contemplating not just the internal global of the sufferer however the endured interplay of that international with the internal global of the analyst. The publication takes a clean examine the most points of idea and method in psychoanalysis within the gentle of Kleinian advancements. It displays the drastic alterations as a result considering Bion. Illustrated with various precise scientific examples, the writer claims that the fundamental concentration of the analytic dating is the awake and subconscious interpersonal/ intersubjective tactics happening among the analyst and sufferer.

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These parts were now in conflict with thought functions. In Franco’s narrative text we speak of a conflict between a violent, impulsive army rashly launching an attack against a well-organized, regular army capable of ‘thinking’ before putting its plans into action. 9) whose contents seem to suggest an infinite number of readings: one could easily spot ‘breasts’, ‘penises’ and ‘nipples’, combined in such a way as to suggest geographic confusion (Meltzer 1967) of the type ‘breast-bottom’, ‘penisnipple’, ‘front-back’.

The patient takes them in, adds further preconceptions or expectations to them and returns them once again to the analyst. This functioning implies a mental mode of pairing (or a primal scene) in which new thoughts are born, the fruit of a good reciprocal union, without jealousy, envy or at least the -K of both members having obstructed the fertile functioning of the mental couple. Indeed, while writing to Fliess, Freud said that every sexual act was a process involving four people. We are dealing with ‘a relationship…that implies both partners being simultaneously and reciprocally subject and object, active and passive’, as Fornari (1975) puts it.

The ‘story’ that is developed will be entirely new and ‘couple specific’, in terms both of its creative evolution and its healing and mutilating effects. It is not the interpretive activity of decodification that counts. What is important is the transformation of the patient’s projective identifications. This is a task for the the analyst, who must be aware that he plays an active role in determining the facts. The very presence of the analyst, as observer, is influential, but even more so are his defensive structures and relative projective identifications.

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