Listening to regression With the assumption that the notion of libidinal regression pertains to a model of static psyche, closed to the relationship with the other and organized in an invariant form, the Author considers that the presentation of the archaic in the analytic session implies a model of psyche as a Functional Organization with different levels of functioning and symbolic representation. The idea of an archaic psyche is proposed and conceptualized as non repressed unconscious, originated by the projective traumatic attributions of the parental unconscious and looking for expression and representation through enactment within the different contexts where psychic reality is worked through. It is considered that the idea of a psyche, expressing and representing through repetition in dramatic act, is the logical consequence of a model of an open psychic subject generating psychological meaning in the encounter with the inter-subjective other, no more view as a contingent object. The Author argues that the Freudian notion of agieren supposes an implicit change in the theory of psychoanalytic listening as transference is no longer considered the displacement between intra-psychic representations but an inter-subjective phenomenon linked to counter-transference. Thus transference is considered exceeding both the model of the first drive theory as well the first Freudian topography. It is postulated that the instrumental use of regression in the analytic process implies that the setting, containing the scenic representation of certain archaic intrapsychic configuration of the patient registered as not-verbally-thought-psychic-gestures, creates the conditions for a new form of representation compatible with Ego’s verbal thinking, apart from repetition in act and liable to be resignified infinitely.
Keywords: Agieren, archaic, Functional Organization, countertransference, listening, notverbally- thought psychic gestures, non repressed unconscious, intersubjective, enactment, regression, transference, transformation.