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This presentation is largely based on a recent article published in Ricerca Psicoanalitica, entitled, “The Embodiment of ‘Us and Them’: Fascist Experience in a Traumatized World.”
Lørdag 24. september 12:00
Hovedbiblioteket, Vårt Vestland

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Deeply concerned about the rise of ultra-nationalism and the ascendance of authoritarian leaders in the western world, we came to feel that a great deal of what we called “fascist experience” had infiltrated our lives and those of our patients. We find support for our view that vulnerability to the us-them binary of fascist experience pervades our world in Wilhelm Reich’s masterful and prescient book, The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933/1942). He suggests that “. . . there is not a single individual who does not bear the elements of fascist feeling and thinking in his structure.“
 
We describe the us-them binary as a means of reducing unbearable uncertainty in a world roiled by trauma. Two clinical examples are presented in which we discovered our own vulnerability to the us and them by patients who supported an authoritarian leader.
 
Doris Brothers
, Ph.D. serves on the advisory board and council of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). She was a co-editor of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context with Roger Frie from 2015 to 2019. She is an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She has written three books and many journal articles. Her last book is Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis (Analytic Press, 2008). A forthcoming book with Jon Sletvold is entitled, A New Vision of Psychoanalytic Theory, Practice and Supervision: Talking Bodies (Routledge). She practices on the upper west side of Manhattan, New York, USA, and in Oslo, Norway.
 
Jon Sletvold, Psy.D. is faculty, training and supervising analyst at the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute. He has written articles and book chapters on embodiment in psychoanalytic theory, practice and training. He is the author of The Embodied Analyst: From Freud and Reich to Relationality, 2014, winner of the Gradiva Award, 2015. In 2019 he wrote Fra muskelpanser til kropper i dialog. Da Reich kom til Norge og det som skjedde etterpå ... with Per Harbitz. He co-leads online supervision/study groups in Europe, North America and China with Doris Brothers.
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NB: AVLYST!! Fascist Experience and the Embodiment of Us and Them

NB: AVLYST!! Fascist Experience and the Embodiment of Us and Them

This presentation is largely based on a recent article published in Ricerca Psicoanalitica, entitled, “The Embodiment of ‘Us and Them’: Fascist Experience in a Traumatized World.”

  • Lørdag 24. september
  • 12:00 - 16:00
  • Hovedbiblioteket, Vårt Vestland
  • GRATIS
Deeply concerned about the rise of ultra-nationalism and the ascendance of authoritarian leaders in the western world, we came to feel that a great deal of what we called “fascist experience” had infiltrated our lives and those of our patients. We find support for our view that vulnerability to the us-them binary of fascist experience pervades our world in Wilhelm Reich’s masterful and prescient book, The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933/1942). He suggests that “. . . there is not a single individual who does not bear the elements of fascist feeling and thinking in his structure.“
 
We describe the us-them binary as a means of reducing unbearable uncertainty in a world roiled by trauma. Two clinical examples are presented in which we discovered our own vulnerability to the us and them by patients who supported an authoritarian leader.
 
Doris Brothers
, Ph.D. serves on the advisory board and council of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). She was a co-editor of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context with Roger Frie from 2015 to 2019. She is an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She has written three books and many journal articles. Her last book is Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis (Analytic Press, 2008). A forthcoming book with Jon Sletvold is entitled, A New Vision of Psychoanalytic Theory, Practice and Supervision: Talking Bodies (Routledge). She practices on the upper west side of Manhattan, New York, USA, and in Oslo, Norway.
 
Jon Sletvold, Psy.D. is faculty, training and supervising analyst at the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute. He has written articles and book chapters on embodiment in psychoanalytic theory, practice and training. He is the author of The Embodied Analyst: From Freud and Reich to Relationality, 2014, winner of the Gradiva Award, 2015. In 2019 he wrote Fra muskelpanser til kropper i dialog. Da Reich kom til Norge og det som skjedde etterpå ... with Per Harbitz. He co-leads online supervision/study groups in Europe, North America and China with Doris Brothers.