Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma through Infant-Parent Interaction: Perspectives from Early Development Research and “Two-Person” Psychoanalysis
This presentation shows how a detailed analysis of the fine details of infant-parent interaction can illuminate the intergenerational transmission of trauma. A video vignette of the interaction of a 3 day old baby with his father , who was himself abused by his own father, will be illuminate moment-to-moment, non-verbal interaction processes through which the father imposes his agonizing internal world on his helpless son. In doing so, the concept of projective identification will be updated to yield a strong psychoanalytic model of psychic life oriented in a theory of internal two-person structures. Other video vignettes will be shown if time permits.
Venerdì 24 maggio 2019, ore 14.30
Sala Lauree del Dipartimento di Psicologia, U6 (3° piano)
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Prof.ssa Cristina Riva-Crugnola