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Scientific meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Scientific meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 55, No. 4, 1995 Scientific Meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Edited by Joan Gross, C.S.W., and Betsy Hallerman, C.S.W. CLINICAL THOUGHTS ON THE REPRESENTATIONAL WORLD Presenter: Jay Greenberg, Ph.D. Discussants: Michelle Price, C.S.W and Robin Goldberg, Ph.D. March 30, 1995 In a provocative and stimulating paper, prompted by ideas originally presented in his book, Oedipus and Beyond, but departing from an earlier discussion of drive theory, Jay Greenberg offered a unique approach to the understanding of uncon- scious processes, one which focused on the primacy of what he terms the "repre- sentational world," rather than on the traditionally based analysis of repressed wishes. Challenging the classical Freudian viewpoint in this regard, he argued that the unconscious not only embodies disavowed wishes, but also acts as a container for ideas, beliefs, and cognitions about the self and others, which can serve as the basis for a broader range of analytic work and conflict resolution. By way of example, Greenberg cited a well-known paper by Jacob Arlow on psychic reality, in which Arlow interpreted a patient's sarcastic reaction to a bee flying into the consultation room as representing the patient's disavowed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

Scientific meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

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Springer Journals
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1995 Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
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0002-9548
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1573-6741
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10.1007/BF02741986
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Abstract

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 55, No. 4, 1995 Scientific Meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Edited by Joan Gross, C.S.W., and Betsy Hallerman, C.S.W. CLINICAL THOUGHTS ON THE REPRESENTATIONAL WORLD Presenter: Jay Greenberg, Ph.D. Discussants: Michelle Price, C.S.W and Robin Goldberg, Ph.D. March 30, 1995 In a provocative and stimulating paper, prompted by ideas originally presented in his book, Oedipus and Beyond, but departing from an earlier discussion of drive theory, Jay Greenberg offered a unique approach to the understanding of uncon- scious processes, one which focused on the primacy of what he terms the "repre- sentational world," rather than on the traditionally based analysis of repressed wishes. Challenging the classical Freudian viewpoint in this regard, he argued that the unconscious not only embodies disavowed wishes, but also acts as a container for ideas, beliefs, and cognitions about the self and others, which can serve as the basis for a broader range of analytic work and conflict resolution. By way of example, Greenberg cited a well-known paper by Jacob Arlow on psychic reality, in which Arlow interpreted a patient's sarcastic reaction to a bee flying into the consultation room as representing the patient's disavowed

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The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 1995

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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