“ABOUT TRAUMA. A PSYCHOANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVE” by
Emeritus Professor Carlos Amaral Dias, BSc(Hons), MD, PhD, C. Psychol., FBPsS
University of Coimbra, Director of Instituto Superior Miguel Torga and Vice-President of the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Portugal
Private practitioner of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, regular contributions with several prestigious journals and newspapers, and also radio and television.
Prof. Clara Pracana, MBA, Msc, PhD
Full and Training member of the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Portugal Graduated in Economy, MBA UNL/Wharton School, Msc in Psychology, PhD in Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalyst, lecturer, author, coach.
The construction of a psychical space from the first weeks on is gradually done on the basis of the dialectics of the presence/absence of the mother, or should we say, the mother-function.
These first interactions allow for the elaboration of the traumatic factors. Mental life gradually builds up and gives way to the organization of primitive and crucial concepts. These concepts hold the quality of the ‘negative realization’ which allowed for their creation. The object of our communication will be the relationship between the object and its negativity.
Keywords: trauma, work of the negative, symbolization, Freud, Bion, Green.