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Supervision for our times: countertransference and the rich legacy of the Budapest School

Soreanu, Raluca (2019) 'Supervision for our times: countertransference and the rich legacy of the Budapest School.' American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 79 (3). 329 - 351. ISSN 0002-9548

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Abstract

In this paper I ask what an investigation of the Budapest model of supervision may add to our psychoanalytic imagination. The Budapest model confronts us with a number of crucial questions for contemporary psychoanalysis, including the question of envisioning ways of working on the countertransference of the analyst. I discuss the lack of memory that surrounds the Budapest model, and I read it in relation to the unsettling issues it stirs up, including those of authority, horizontality, and the ethics of psychoanalysis. In the Budapest model, supervision can be seen as a form of “double dreaming” or of “dreaming up of a dream”. In particular, in drawing on the writings of Sándor Ferenczi and Michael Balint, I point to some principles behind the Budapest model and to the epistemic, technical, and ethical implications of their ideas. I also work toward a Ferenczian “translation” of the idea of “parallel process”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Budapest School of Psychoanalysis, Sándor Ferenczi, Vilma Kovács, Michael Balint, supervision, countertransference, Budapest model of supervision
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 14:26
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25913

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