Some Considerations on Creativity in Psychoanalysis

Journal title PSICOANALISI
Author/s Jacqueline Amati Mehler
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/1 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 63-73 File size 151 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSI2017-001004
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The author has chosen to explore artistic creativity through what we as analysts encounter in the privacy of our clinical work, namely the lack of creativity and the desperate desolation of patients who, when they are ‒ or believe themselves to be ‒ artists, struggle with the impossibility to create. Are we confronted with a blocking of creative art, or with a disturbance in the creativity of the self?

Keywords: Art, creativity, self, primary process, phantasy, proto-phantasy

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Jacqueline Amati Mehler, Alcune considerazioni sulla creatività in psicoanalisi in "PSICOANALISI" 1/2017, pp 63-73, DOI: 10.3280/PSI2017-001004