08/15/2018, 20:40, Vienna  DEUTSCH / ENGLISH

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Desaparecidos: How do you mourn a missing person?

Author: Valeria Portaluppi

(Until next Wednesday, the author will be available in the forum to answer your questions!)

This article aims to examine the special circumstances that mourning work has to take into account when dealing with relatives of the Desaparecidos - people who went missing during the last civilian-military dictatorship in Argentina.

I will examine how the absence of a beloved person’s body requires a different approach concerning the psychic apparatus and the mourning process. How does one mourn a missing person?

In “Mourning and Melancholia” Sigmund Freud defines mourning as “the reaction to the loss of a loved person, or to the loss of some abstraction which has taken the place of one, such as fatherland, liberty, an ideal, and so on”. He describes, “the testing of reality, haven shown that the loved object no longer exists, requires forthwith that all the libido shall be withdrawn from its attachments to this object”.
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Ein Aufklärungsbuch für Erwachsene

Author: Lea Dohm

„Liebe und Sexualität“ von Masters und Johnson, erstveröffentlicht 1987 ist als „Klassiker der Sexualtherapie“ bekannt und wird heute schulenunabhängig in der Psychotherapie-Ausbildung gelehrt. Die Autoren leisteten Pionierarbeit in der Erforschung der menschlichen Sexualität. Das Buch gehört zu den etwas späteren Veröffentlichungen der Autoren, der Durchbruch war beiden bereits 1966 mit dem Titel „Die sexuelle Reaktion“ gelungen.
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What are the limits of scientific curiosity?

Author: Sabrina Zehetner (TVP)

On famous psychoanalysts and their study of parapsychology.

“You will learn nothing from this paper of mine about the enigma of telepathy; indeed you will not even gather whether I believe in the existence of “telepathy” or not.” (Dreams and Telepathy, Sigmund Freud, 1922)

As connoisseur of ancient Greek language and literature, Sigmund Freud must have had a nodding acquaintance with “Philopseudes” by the satirist Lucian of Samosata (the inspiration for “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), in which the sharp-tongued author wittily ridicules those who believe in the supernatural.

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Social narcissism (Part I) / Le narcissisme social (Part I)

Author: Elsa Godart

We suffer in this world: our society is pathogenic. This society is one that is part of what is now called hypermodernity. Hypermodernity, as its name suggests, is a "modernity" of excess, excessiveness, and the limitlessness that has written in its DNA the Greek hubris (overconfidence) as a trademark.

Le narcissisme social (part I)

Nous souffrons de ce monde: notre société est pathogène. Cette société est celle qui s’inscrit dans ce qu’on appelle désormais l’hypermodernité. L’hypermodernité, comme son nom l’indique est une «modernité» de l’excès, de la démesure, du sans-limite qui a inscrit dans son ADN l’hùbris (démeusure) grecque comme marque de fabrique.
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American Views on Anna Freud (Part I)

Author: Carmen Birkle

The Vienna School of Psychoanalysis with its creator and main proponent Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) triggered significant interest in the U.S. and became particularly prominent when Freud visited the U.S. in 1909. Psychoanalytically interested Americans started to flock to Vienna after World War I until the Nazis took charge of the metropolis in 1938. By then, Sigmund Freud had already left the city and the country along with his daughter Anna (1895-1982) and many of their (often Jewish) friends and patients.
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Where can we learn more about the man without "distortion in dreams", who wrote the book and where does Sigmund Freud mention this?

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The Podcast of the previous radio show is now online!

Sigmund Freud´s return to Vienna

Author: Sabrina Zehetner (TVP)
On June 4, a sculpture of Sigmund Freud created by Oscar Nemon was unveiled on the campus of the Medical University of Vienna.


Author: Helen Carabott (TVP)
Two famous psychiatrists, who loved art and whose homes were made into museums.

Transgenerational Trauma (Part I)

Author: Silvia Prosquill (TVP)
"Trauma is contagious“, states Judith Herman pointing towards the relationship between mental illness and how it is structurally passed on within different types of relationships.

"Normopathy" as social aberration - Psychodynamics of the bandwagon syndrome

Author: Hans-Joachim Maaz
"Normopathy" refers to a social aberration whose collective pathology is no longer perceived or accepted because a majority of the population consistently thinks and acts in relation to the socially dominant values.

„When it rains in Paris, it drizzles in Brussels”

Author: Sabrina Zehetner (TVP)
We put psychoanalysis in Belgium under the magnifying glass.


The development of libido / Lo sviluppo della libido

Author: Gabriella Papadia
From the dissolution of the oedipal complex to the development of several attachment styles.

The psychoanalysis of the Viennese Sigmund Freud and its significant value for modern man

Author: Helmut Luft
Sigmund Freud lived in Vienna from 1860 to 1938 where he gained insights that would change the world.

Retro Blechschild: What´s on a man´s mind

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