"The Hidden Psychotic Core" with Francis Baudry, MD
Discussant: Otto Kernberg, MD
In this paper presentation, Dr. Baudry will describe a clinical entity in which a primitive core is hidden behind what looks like a neurotic organization. In order to reach this core usual analytic attempts to search for meaning fail as the pathology of a traumatic nature occurs mostly during the pre-verbal period. Sensitivity to severe agonies, fear of disintegration and of falling apart, communication through action, and a greater reliance on counter-transference and on the repetition of traumatic scenarios in the analytic room need to be identified and managed. Three clinical vignettes will illustrate the challenging therapeutic task.
2 CME/CE hours offered
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium