Autistic Transformations: Bion’s Theory and Autistic by Celia F. Korbivcher

By Celia F. Korbivcher

This booklet is a set of articles written among 1992 and 2005 which makes an attempt to deliver universes jointly – Bion’s referential and autistic phenomena. the sector of scientific paintings which the writer makes use of is that of "learning from the emotional adventure" (Bion, 1962) and the speculation of modifications (Bion, 1965), a style of gazing psychological phenomena inside this box, which additionally encompasses the components of neurosis and psychosis. the writer uses Tustin’s idea (1965) which proposes that the character has, except the neurotic and psychotic components, an autistic half during which prevails sensations rather than feelings.

The writer indicates including an autistic sector to the idea of changes, featuring a brand new form of transformation past these instructed by way of Bion: the autistic adjustments. The advantage of this thought is to extend Bion’s referential to the autistic region, a space ruled through sensations with out illustration within the brain. within the ultimate chapters, the writer examines the functioning of the analyst’s brain while confronted with autistic alterations within the analytic consultation and the consequences of together with this idea in Bion’s referential.

The final 3 chapters are well-known articles that have been granted 4 awards: the Fabio Leite Lobo Prize (2001) and Durval Marcondes (2008) from the Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society, the 1st foreign Parthenope Thalamo Bion from the Italian Society of Psychoanalysis (2004) and the ninth Frances Tustin Memorial Prize through the Frances Tustin Memorial belief (2005).

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160), I have come to think that a sense of bodily separateness is the heartbreak at the centre of all human existence, and that for various reasons, some people experience it in a more drastic way than others. How it is dealt with seems to affect the development of the whole personality . . which are the basis for states of mind throughout life. She also says (p. 217), The hypothesis that I raise concerns what I call states of consciousness. Since birth, there are fluctuating states of consciousness which are the basis for states of mind throughout life.

A wild ‘Joá’? [in Portuguese, Joá Bravo]. ” She continues, “My uncle taught me . . ” I hear that and feel slightly perplexed because, although Marieta did not realise it, I noticed that I had been in contact with this “wild Joá” from the beginning of the session. She tries to hit me and then throws water on me. I begin to feel very irritated, but manage to recover fast and tell her, “I see you as this ‘wild Joá’ which you introduced me to. There is a Marieta in the middle, a flowerMarieta who brings gifts to Célia with one of her hands and with the other hand, takes them away, because there are thorns around the flower that hurt.

A state of greater integration becomes evident in this context. “Pores”, “holes”, appear, from which milk pours, although its “duckbill” is “hard”. She inserts the rivals who no longer threaten her into this figure. She has a greater tolerance of psychic pain, which she can transform and include, instead of eliminating. She develops the capacity to dream, broadening her imaginative world. The analytic link is strengthened, and she is interested and collaborative in investigating her mental life.

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