The pathology of love bounds: Elements for a clinic of the intersubjective dynamics.

Francesco Zanfardino


This paper is focused on analyzing the role of the drive mechanism in the functioning of pluripsychic organizations, as the couple of lovers, through a change of view: no longer the individual but the link. For this purpose, we analyze the contribution of some authors. Among them that of Freud in "Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego" explains the working of a social identification mechanism. This theorization will contribute, together with other theories, to the formulation of the concept of " Unconscious alliance " proposed by Kaes. Inside the clinic that will lead to a different conception of the symptom, not as a product of a dynamic topography and of an intra-psychic economy but of an inter-psychic one and a different methodology of diagnostic and psychotherapeutic intervention. This latter conception is based not only to the process, that is what the lovers represent one to each other, but also to the product, that is what lovers represent as a whole.

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Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. Teoria e metodi dell'intervento

Rivista Telematica a Carattere Scientifico Registrazione presso il Tribunale civile di Roma (n.149/2006 del 17/03/2006)

ISSN 1828-9363