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A reflection on Elvio Fachinelli’s thinking. From making the uncon-scious conscious to broadening a subject’s territories
Author/s: Anna Ferruta 
Year:  2020 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 109-118 FullText PDF:  186 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2020-001006
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The Author offers an overview of the development of Elvio Fa-chinelli’s psychoanalytic thinking through an in-depth analysis of the topics covered in his main works (La freccia ferma ‒ The Stationary Arrow, Claustrofilia ‒ Claustrophilia, La mente estatica ‒ The Ecstatic Mind). She highlights how Fachinelli moves from a classical position, maintaining that the aim of the psychoanalytic process is making the unconscious wish conscious ‒ thus overcoming defence barriers ‒ to a dynamic view of the analytic dialogue, directed at broadening the sub-ject’s psychic experiences and dimensions. Lastly, the Author under-lines Fachinelli’s innovative thinking with respect to subsequent au-thors (Ogden, Ferro, Roussillon, Bollas), who further described the functioning of the analyst’s mind in the session and its orientation to-wards activating container-contained dynamics.
Keywords: Osessive neurosis, claustrophobia/claustrophilia, defences, ecstasy, container-contained.

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Anna Ferruta, A reflection on Elvio Fachinelli’s thinking. From making the uncon-scious conscious to broadening a subject’s territories in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2020, pp. 109-118, DOI:10.3280/PSP2020-001006


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