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By Celia F. Korbivcher

This publication is a set of articles written among 1992 and 2005 which makes an attempt to convey universes jointly – Bion’s referential and autistic phenomena. the sphere of scientific paintings which the writer makes use of is that of "learning from the emotional event" (Bion, 1962) and the idea of ameliorations (Bion, 1965), a style of gazing psychological phenomena inside of this box, which additionally encompasses the parts of neurosis and psychosis. the writer uses Tustin’s proposal (1965) which proposes that the character has, except the neurotic and psychotic components, an autistic half during which prevails sensations as opposed to feelings.

The writer indicates including an autistic sector to the speculation of variations, offering a brand new form of transformation past these recommended through Bion: the autistic variations. The advantage of this thought is to extend Bion’s referential to the autistic quarter, a space ruled via sensations with out illustration within the brain. within the ultimate chapters, the writer examines the functioning of the analyst’s brain while confronted with autistic differences within the analytic consultation and the results of together with this idea in Bion’s referential.

The final 3 chapters are well-known articles which were granted 4 awards: the Fabio Leite Lobo Prize (2001) and Durval Marcondes (2008) from the Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society, the 1st foreign Parthenope Thalamo Bion from the Italian Society of Psychoanalysis (2004) and the ninth Frances Tustin Memorial Prize by means of the Frances Tustin Memorial belief (2005).

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I believe that both indicate a space in the mind in which the emotional experience itself is separated from its verbal expression. It is in this space that communication containing the mental representation of the experience undergone and the formation of verbal thought will come about. The psychoanalytic object emerges in this space, in the “encounter” between the analyst’s and the analysand’s communication, an experience shared by the analytic pair. My final point concerns the difference between children’s and adults’ means of expression.

He draws a king (Figure 1) with a sceptre, and then he draws a chair and a cushion. He timidly gives information, as I take an interest in what he is doing. On the side he draws a soldier which is double the size of the king. ” He does not appear to be very interested in contact. He draws a circle around the drawing, adding a palace, and now 32 AUTISTIC TRANSFORMATIONS Figure 1. Pedro’s drawing of a king. he explains in a lively manner, “The king is telling the soldier to fix the leak. ” He draws several blue “drops” representing the water.

This interpretation has a strong impact on Marieta, who possibly wished that the thorns would disappear as in a magic trick (abracadabra), and the sweet “flower” which is inside it would emerge. Marieta, from then on, begins to see her analyst as someone who is also sweet, who instead of “nudging–piercing”, can touch with the palms of her hands and go no further. From the moment Marieta asks the analyst whether she is familiar with the “wild Joá”, there is a change in the quality of her communication, and the field between analyst and analysand expands.

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