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Label issues
Author/s: Mariangela Villa, Silvia Longo 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  21 Pg. 45-65 FullText PDF:  220 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2019-001004
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The authors link the concept of "label" as discussed by Benasayag and Schmitt in their book Les Passions Tristes. Souffrance Psychique et Crise Sociale with the concept of "psychic retreat" introduced by Stei-ner. They reflect on a type of mental functioning seen in several of their patients who, by carrying out a matter-of-fact discourse, not only hinder a classically defined "analytic" work, but also implicitly ask the therapist to "stay out" of their inner world. The authors, by distinguish-ing, along with Steiner, transference to the primary object from trans-ference to the observing object, ascribe this particular demand to a deep seated feeling of shame; at the same time they think that it is pre-cisely by going along with the patient’s demand to "stay out" that they can find a way to gently "get in" in order to awaken, if not even build, a world of internal objects.
Keywords: Label, psychic retreat, transference to the observing object, shame

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Mariangela Villa, Silvia Longo, Label issues in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2019, pp. 45-65, DOI:10.3280/PSP2019-001004


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