Franco Borgogno

Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Piedmont, Italy

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  • Chapter: Tabù
    Franco Borgogno, Gabriele Cassullo
    Dizionario internazionale di psicoterapia, Edited by A. Salvini, G. Nardone, 07/2013: chapter Tabù; Garzanti., ISBN: 9788811740933
  • Gabriele Cassullo, Franco Borgogno
    Edited by Borla, 11/2011; Borla., ISBN: 8826318360
  • Franco Borgogno, Francesco Capello
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the author aims to highlight why Ferenczi is the "introjective psychoanalyst" par excellence in the history of psychoanalysis. Employing the approach to classic psychoanalytic texts adopted in his book Psychoanalysis as a Journey, he explores and discusses a number of crucial theoretical and clinical issues that, throughout Ferenczi's life and works, shaped his development in this direction. In doing so, the author also maintains that this specific characteristic of his analytic commitment is the main reason why today we still look at Ferenczi as a source of inspiration and a contemporary teacher. In his argument, the author focuses particularly on Ferenczi's early and late writings in order to illustrate more clearly the development of his "introjective" analytic style. He leaves for another paper the equally interesting subject of the evolution of Ferenczi's ideas on the phenomena of imitation, incorporation, and identification that follow the process of introjection.
    American Imago 01/2011; 68(2):155-172.
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    Francesco Capello, Franco Borgogno
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    ABSTRACT: The author discusses how psychoanalysis can be transmitted to today’s students in order to arouse and develop their sustained interest. The significance of this issue is paramount in view not only of the current “crisis” in psychoanalysis but also of the lack of research on this subject—a lacuna possibly connected with Freud’s original ambivalence towards academia. The author begins his argument by discussing Freud’s ideas outlined in “Some Elementary Lessons in Psychoanalysis.” He then goes on to describe in detail the methodology he has adopted in his teaching practice, as well as the different stages of its development. Finally, he illustrates his reasons for choosing this method both in a Tavistock-style school of child psychotherapy and in his university courses with postgraduate and advanced students of clinical psychology.
    American Imago 01/2011;
  • Franco Borgogno, Gabriele Cassullo
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    ABSTRACT: http://www.ipa.org.uk/en/What_is_Psychoanalysis/University/en/Psychoanalytic_Theory/Psychoanalysis_at_University/Psychoanalysis_at_University.aspx?hkey=2f50ae51-80a3-4834-8f4a-b2a375ae55f1
    International Forum of Psychoanalysis 11/2010; 19(3):194-200.
  • Franco Borgogno, Gabriele Cassullo
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    ABSTRACT: This article arises from the need to "present" (that is, to read again in a "present and actual" light) the paper, "Why Analysts Need Their Patients' Transferences" by Charles Rycroft (which first appeared in 1993 and is re-published in this Special Issue), and is therefore strictly connected to the ideas the latter contains. The authors, on the one hand, outline the stages of the journey that took Rycroft to elaborate the concept of "ablation of the parental images", and on the other, retrace his personal "analytic genealogy" and discover a "missing forefather", Sándor Ferenczi, who has represented for a long time a direct "missing link" in the history of psychoanalysis.
    The American Journal of Psychoanalysis 06/2010; 70(2):128-38.
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    Franco Borgogno, Massimo Vigna-Taglianti
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    ABSTRACT: Within a clinical-theoretical framework focused on transference-countertransference dynamics, the authors reflect on role-reversal and on the reasons it has been neglected for a long time in literature. This primitive inter- and intra-psychic process, often at the forefront in our practice, will be discussed in its principal aspects (patient's unconscious identification with parents' psychic culture and concomitant dissociation of the infant part of the self), signaling how the enactment can be an inevitable element which, putting into play the past dissociated object relationships, becomes a source of mutative understanding.
    The American Journal of Psychoanalysis 01/2009; 68(4):313-24.
  • Franco Borgogno
    The International Journal of Psychoanalysis 05/2008; 89(2):445-8. · 0.86 Impact Factor
  • Franco Borgogno
    The American Journal of Psychoanalysis. 01/2008; 68(1):69-94.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper is to present the close link between Ferenczi's and Winnicott's theoretical, clinical and therapeutic thought, indicating how this link has become something of a "missing link" in the history of psychoanalytic ideas, an implication which we retain, in part, to this day. In the first part entitled "Who's speaking to whom?", I aim to explore the contents of the most essential parts of their messages, stressing the similarities and differences between them, and citing the most important authors whom they address (Freud for Ferenczi, Klein for Winnicott). In the second part, I aim to tackle the general direction underlying both their work and their lives, concentrating specifically on "the maternal", and examining the repercussions of this aspect on psychoanalytic technique and practice. In the third part, as a kind of "Parting", I will present further brief conclusions on the relevance and significance of their thoughts in modern day psychoanalysis, defining Ferenczi and Winnicott as "founders of future discursiveness".
    The American Journal of Psychoanalysis 10/2007; 67(3):221-34.
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, I am going to limit myself to tracing a map of the principal points in Ferenczi's thinking concerning trauma. Ferenczi's contribution to trauma theory is fundamental, even though up to today--in spite of the recent "Ferenczian Renaissance"--it still remains for many psychoanalysts simply not acknowledged and not considered and, when it is acknowledged and considered, it is frequently misunderstood or reported only in part. Perhaps this is because passages of his theory are extrapolated without knowing his entire clinical theoretical way or because he is quoted through others without the authors having personally read his work. These last ones are typical habits, as we know, to project one's own ideas, especially our prejudices.
    The American Journal of Psychoanalysis 07/2007; 67(2):141-9.