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Processes of Internalization and Transference in a Traumatized Patient
Journal Title: PSICOANALISI 
Author/s: Sotiris Manolopoulos 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 41-54 FullText PDF:  181 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSI2019-001005
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The border between internal and external reality becomes clinically significant when we meet some difficulties in the path of internalization processes as they unfold in a transference situation. If the mobilized traces of experience are not adequately represented and differentiat-ed, the transference occasion does not become a contained re-finding of the object. It becomes an "impingement", an intrusion of a piece of raw reality into psychic life. This is examined in the transference of a traumatized patient who employed rigid anti-traumatic defenses in order to separate sharply between internal and external reality, thus restricting the area of transitional phenomena, and avoiding the separation from the primary object and the identification of pa-ternal limits.
Keywords: Internalization processes, transference situation, trauma, impingement

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Sotiris Manolopoulos, Processes of Internalization and Transference in a Traumatized Patient in "PSICOANALISI" 1/2019, pp. 41-54, DOI:10.3280/PSI2019-001005

   

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