The Hidden Psychotic Core - March 8, 2016 - NYC

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
8:00 PM

"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.

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