Confusion of Tongues describes the genesis of Freud’s clinical anthropology. A careful reading of Freud’s early texts and letters to Fliess illustrates how Freud. In actuality, Ferenczi’s “Confusion of Tongues” theory and “Relaxation Therapy” were prophetic and pioneering attempts to understand and treat the incest. “CONFUSION OF TONGUES BETWEEN ADULTS AND THE CHILD” Sándor Ferenczi’s original title for this article, prepared for the Wiesbaden Congress.

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Other Press July 17, Language: Ferenczi has found some favour in modern times among the followers of Jacques Lacan as well as among relational psychoanalysts in the United States. Recalling the central Freudian thesis of the Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality dFerenczi expounded most eloquently in this text the notion of the hypnotizing and the terrorizing effects of suffering, which, because they are passionate punishments coming from the adult, allow the child to feel even more attached to that person: For example, instead of the relative “passivity” of a listening analyst encouraging the patient to free associate, Ferenczi used to curtail certain responses, verbal and non-verbal alike, on the part of the analysand so as to allow suppressed thoughts and feelings to emerge.

The adult also attempts to convince the child that the lust on his part is really the love for which the child yearns. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. A Theory of Genitality.

The confusion of tongues occurs when the child pretends to be the spouse of the parent. The pathological adult interprets this infantile and innocent game according to his adult “passion tongue” and then forces the child to conform to his passion tongue.

Ferencai Psychology Dictionaries thesauruses pictures and press releases Confusion of Tongues between Adults and the Child. The mutual encounter is a precedent for the psychoanalytic theory of two-person psychology.


Prior to this conclusion he was notable as a psychoanalyst for working with the most difficult of patients and for developing a theory of more active intervention than is usual for psychoanalytic practice. Confusion of Tongues describes the genesis of Freud’s clinical anthropology.

The practice of including the therapist’s personality in therapy resulted in the development of the idea of mutual encounter: Philippe Van Haute Philippe Van Haute is a practicing psychoanalyst and a professor of philosophical anthropology at ferenczk University of Nijmegen. Confusion of Tongues shows that the introduction of the Oedipus complex plays a crucial role in this evolution.

Psychodynamic Psychoanalysis Adlerian therapy Analytical therapy Mentalization-based treatment Transference focused psychotherapy. In the later editions of Three EssaysFreud increasingly stresses the continuity between infantile and adult sexuality, thus undermining the radical character of his previous claims.

The meaning and the implications of this ‘biological turn’ are made clear through an analysis of Freud’s Three Essays on the Theory of Sexualityfirst published in Original work published This is how Ferenczi describes the introjection of the adult’s guilt by children, followed by confusion, loss of confidence in their own perceptions, and fragmentation of the personality, particularly devastating when the traumatic shock has been incestuous. During their common game, she offers him the role of her husband and wants him to sleep cnfusion her just as he sleeps with her mother.

Contrary to Freud’s opinion of therapeutic abstinenceFerenczi advocated a more active role for the analyst. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He is a member of the Center for Psychoanalysis and Philosophical Anthropology and a practicing member of the Belgian School for Psychoanalysis. Ferenczi also believed that self-disclosure of the analyst is an important therapeutic reparative force.

He based his intervention on responding to the subjective experience ocnfusion the analysand.

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Philippe van Haute is a professor of philosophical anthropology at the University of Nijmegen The Netherlands. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. On Freud’s “Beyond the Pleasure Principle”.


Read more Read less. Though desperately ill with the then-untreatable ferebczi, Ferenczi managed to deliver his most famous paper, “Confusion of Tongues” [1] to the 12th International Psycho-Analytic Congress in WiesbadenGermanyon 4 September Clinical formulation Clinical pluralism Common factors theory Discontinuation History Practitioner—scholar model.

Eclectic psychotherapy Integrative psychotherapy Transtheoretical model. However, van Haute and Geysken’s careful reading of their texts makes clear that neither Ferenczi nor Laplanche succeed in providing a new theoretical foundation for Freud’s original claim that sexuality is the weak spot in human nature that predisposes us to psychopathology. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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This ‘biological turn’ leads to three mutually dependent claims that are fundamental to Freud’s project of a clinical anthropology: A psychoanalytical classic that focuses on the return to the womb is Sandor Ferenczi, Thalassa: Between Fantasy and Desire. Retrieved from ” https: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Behaviour therapy Aversion therapy Chaining Contingency management Desensitization Exposure therapy Systematic desensitization Shaping Stimulus control. This was a major reason for his eventual disputes with Sigmund Freud. Psychoanalysis Adlerian therapy Analytical therapy Mentalization-based treatment Transference focused psychotherapy.