Mindbrain, Psychoanalytical Institutions and psychoanalysts

In this last book (www.imbasciati.it) I have collected and tried to summarize the ideas I have developed by integrating different sciences of the mind during my long experience as a psychoanalyst, a researcher, then a professor, a trainer as well as a director of a university school. Throughout my professional life I aimed at systematizing, integrating and possibly unifying the diverse theories on the origins and functioning of the mind. In psychoanalysis these theories – although they were formulated over a century ago – are still mixed and confused in a state of inadequacy both in terms of epistemology and general culture. In my life, psychoanalysis has been the field where I have, most passionately, found implicit scientific limits in the institutions which have as their explicit goal the development of the science that Freud founded one-hundred years ago. But this is the case everywhere: Institution, as Elliott Jacques said, works against Organization…

Perinatal Clinical Psychology Third vol.

For the past twenty years the Authors developed a particular discipline they designed Perinatale Clinical Psychology from 2003: a clinical psychology applied to the vicissitudes that happen before,during and later conception, pregnancy, delivery, puerperium, breast feeding, infant care, early infancy. These vicissitudes concern the couple, the pregnant women, the mother, the family, in their growning up a baby and child, and all the health workers which operates in perinatale period. Obstetricians, Midwifers. Gynaechologists, Paediatricians, Neonatologists, Social Workers, Biologists, Genetists,Endocrinologists and other scientists and operators meet Psychology in contributing to a psychosomatic view on the psychic and phisics growing up of a new human person. Perinatal Clinical Psychology is characterized by research on brain and mind development in foetal, neonatal and early unfancy period, and needs a multidisciplinary professional training of all its operators, so that they can work in order to prevent psychic and phisics diseases by aiding families for a better child growing up. Psychoanalysis, Neuroscence and Infant Research are the reference frame in which other scences find their particular collocation.

New theories on mind functioning: Psychoanalitic Institution and psychoanlists

In this last book (www.imbasciati.it) I have collected and tried to summarize the ideas I have developed by integrating different sciences of the mind during my long experience as a psychoanalyst, a researcher, then a professor, a trainer as well as a director of a university school. Throughout my professional life I aimed at systematizing, integrating and possibly unifying the diverse theories on the origins and functioning of the mind. In psychoanalysis these theories – although they were formulated over a century ago – are still mixed and confused in a state of inadequacy both in terms of epistemology and general culture. In my life, psychoanalysis has been the field where I have, most passionately, found implicit scientific limits in the institutions which have as their explicit goal the development of the science that Freud founded one-hundred years ago. But this is the case everywhere: Institution, as Elliott Jacques said, works against Organization. (…)

Neuroscience and psychoanalytic theory

Psychoanalysis, Ideology, Epistemology

This book is a group study work about the possibility that psychoanalysis and epistemology can reveal ideologies in social and political institutions. An ideology can infiltrate into science too and scientific literature. Many contributions try to analyze violence and how it may be concealed in social media and istitutions, and may explode in the long term. An essay questions if any ideology may be contained in psychoanalysis too. Some chapters outline the psychoanaliytc Institution resistence to openly express that the origin and the functioning of the mind cannot be explained today by Freud’s energy-drive theory: his Metapsychology has not even consilience today with neuroscience and psychoanalytic clinical practice even. From contemporary psychoanalytic clinical practices and from neuroscience a new metapsychology can be formulated, as described in this book. (…)

From Freud’s Witch to a new metapsychology

Psychoanalisys without Freud’s theory

Psychoanalysis changed since Freud’s time. Nowadays psychoanalysts work in a very different way from hundred years ago. A big development happened in clinical practice, but theory was disregarded. As a consequence, people who don’t work in the psychoanalytic field cannot know the theories which are implicit in clinical practice and hold on to the only knowledge that Freud outlined. In his Metapsychology the Master pointed out his energy-drive explication of the functioning of the mind: it was syntonic with the sciences of his time, it was easy to understand and became popular, as the specific schematic pcture of psychoanalysis. The Psychoanalytical Organizations (IPA) carefully attended to the clinical training of their members, but they did not promote the explicitation of new theories. Mostly, they did not promote a formulation of a theory that could be understood by everyone and characterized psychoanalysis, like Freud had been able to do for his time. As a consequence, we still find a popular picture of psychoanalysis which is obsolete and open to criticism, as it is not yet syntonic with what people may know about science. Today this bad image damages the whole field of psychoanalysis, despite its progress. (…)