Psychic figuration and representation in post-traumatic and psychotic disorders.

15 August 2009 → 14 May 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
representation psychosis figuration post-traumatic stress disorders psychoanalysis mentalisation
Project description

Starting from a systematic study of relevant theoretical and clinical papers in the field of psychoanalysis we on the one address the problem of figuration of traumatic experience, exploring links with Freud's theories of binding and representation and contemporary studies of attachement, mentalization, and symbolization. On the other hand we examine psychic figuration and representation in psychic mental processes.