22 aprile 2017 presentazione nell'ambito del 18° Congresso Mondiale della World Association of Dynamic Psychiatry (WADP)
THE FERENCZI RENAISSANCE: ACHIEVEMENTS, IMPLICATIONS, AND PERSPECTIVES
Short before his premature death, in 1933, Sándor Ferenczi made a bold attempt at reformulating the fundaments of psychoanalysis based on the rediscovery of actual trauma, the therapeutic significance of the interpersonal dimension of the psychoanalytic situation, and the introduction of the principle of mutuality. This attempt was suppressed and Ferenczi was dismissed and ostracized by mainstream psychoanalysis. In recent years, Ferenczi has been however acknowledged as the prescient innovator of all modern trends. The element that started the revival and spread of Ferenczi’s legacy in contemporary psychoanalysis is the publication in 1985 of The Clinical Diary. The author presents the main elements of the Ferenczi Renaissance, discusses its implications and outlines its perspectives.