Dialogues from the Italian Psychoanalytic Journal

The aim of Dialogues is to promote an exchange, among foreign colleagues, on clinical and theoretical themes particularly meaningful for Italian Psychoanalysis. You will find three articles from the Rivista translated into English with comments from foreign psychoanalysts. Anyone interested in joining can write his/her comment in English (no longer than 5000 characters, including spaces).

Andrea Marzi. The analyst’s identity and the digital world: a new frontier in psychoanalysis

THE ITALIAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ANNUAL, 2018   The analyst’s identity and the digital world: a new frontier in psychoanalysis   ANDREA MARZI   It is undeniable that the digital world poses problems and ever more cogent questions, not only for the scientific disciplines and the humanities in general, but also for psychoanalysis and the ethical dimension. … Continue Reading »

The psychoanalytic identity: five hypotheses for discussion Giovanni Foresti

The psychoanalytic identity: five hypotheses for discussion Giovanni Foresti “That which is different from something is different by something, or in some respect, so that it is necessary that something wherein they differ should be the same…” Aristotle, METAPHYSICS  If you look up the topic of “identity” in the pages of the glorious Einaudi Encyclopaedia you … Continue Reading »

The analytic identity of the analyst and its paradoxes Lucio Russo

The analytic identity of the analyst and its paradoxes[1] Lucio Russo Given the task of expressing my opinion about the analyst’s analytic identity, I can do no better than point out two paradoxes which characterise it. I prefer the expression ‘analytic identity’ to the commonly used ‘identity of the analyst’, because the former, unlike the … Continue Reading »

The Identity of the Analyst Giovanni Foresti, Andrea Marzi, Lucio Russo Comments by Michael Parsons

Commentary on:   Lucio Russo: ‘The analytic identity of the analyst and its paradoxes’. Giovanni Foresti: ‘The psychoanalytic identity: five hypotheses for discussion’. Andrea Marzi: ‘The analyst’s identity and the digital world: a new frontier in psychoanalysis’.   Michael Parsons   Giovanni Foresti tells us that ‘the word “identity” is not part of the vocabulary … Continue Reading »

The Identity of the Analyst Giovanni Foresti, Andrea Marzi, Lucio Russo Comments by Joseph Triest

The Identity of the Analyst Giovanni Foresti, Andrea Marzi, Lucio Russo Comments by Joseph Triest     Thomas Ogden (1992) begins his paper, “The Dialectically Constituted/decentered Subject of Psychoanalysis. Part I – the Freudian Subject,[1]” by quoting the opening words of Hamlet’s first act, spoken by a guard: “Who’s there?” The question can be attributed … Continue Reading »

The Analyst’s Identity: References 

The Analyst’s Identity: References    Tagliacozzo, R. (1976) Mantovani, M.C. (1981). La pseudo-identità psicoanalitica dello psicoanalista. Riv.Psicoanalisi., 27(1):146-153.   Bellanova, P (1980) Formazione della coppia analitica e identità dello psicoanalista . Introduzione.  Panel presentato al IV Congresso Nazionale della S.P.I. – Taormina, 1980.   Nissim Momigliano, L (1991) Il te nel deserto: ulteriori considerazioni a … Continue Reading »