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Crisis, Fantasy and Creativity in Vienna: Freud, Kohut, and the Waltz Article & Reflection

Instead of critically “discussing” John Riker’s rich paper in a conventional fashion, I’ve elected to interpret a few of John’s central claims about fantasy and its functions from my own affect theory perspective and, in the process, express a contention of my own about fantasy, its context-sensitivity, and one of its ubiquitous emotional functions. 

Article by John Riker


Reflection by Peter N. Maduro, J.D., Psy.D., Psy.D.

In this book chapter, Dr. Maduro interviews Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D. about his and his collaborators' psychoanalytic theoretical framework, called Intersubjective-systems theory, and its connection to the discipline of psychology. This chapter is found in "Dialogues at the Edge of American Psychological Discourse: Critical and Theoretical Perspectives" (pp. 117 - 145), published in 2017 and co-edited by Drs. Heather Macdonald, David Goodman, and Brian Becker.

Dr. Maduro discusses Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D.'s article on "dignity" and its implications for psychoanalytic ethics. Dr. Jacobs' article and Dr. Maduro's discussion are published in the journal "Psychoanalytic Inquiry", a topical journal for mental health professionals, Vol. 37, 2017 - Issue 6: The Ethical Turn

Lynne Jacobs (2017), Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 37:6, 380-394

Peter N. Maduro (2017)  Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 37:6, 395-411

Published in 2017 in the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Volume 27, No. 2, pp. 128 - 130.

"Our Multiplicity of Lives, Theories and Attitudes: Commensurability and Incommensurability in Psychoanalysis" was presented by William J. Coburn, Ph.D., Psy.D., and Peter N. Maduro, J.D., Psy.D., Psy.D., and discussed by Maxwell Sucharov, M.D., and John Riker, Ph.D. at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in West Los Angeles on February 25, 2017. 

These presentations and discussions were subsequently published in the journal Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, Volume 12, No. 2, pp. 144 - 186.

Article by Peter N. Maduro, J.D., Psy.D., Psy.D.  --Faculty, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Article by William J. Coburn, Ph.D., Psy.D.  --Faculty, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Article by John Riker, Ph.D.  --Professor of Philosophy, Colorado College

Article by Maxwell S. Sucharov, M.D.  --Psychoanalytic-psychiatrist, Vancouver, B.C.

Published version of "Philosophy Panel" Presentation at 2015 Self Psychology Conference in Los Angeles, CA

My essential thesis today is that an existentially informed, rigorously relational, affect-focused psychoanalytic attitude towards the patient’s subjective experience facilitates development of an important aspect of his/her sense of individuality. This aspect consists in a sense of personal distinctiveness that reflects the patient’s unique embeddedness in --versus independence from-- relationships with others. I call this a sense of relationally embedded individuality. Specifically, I consider how Intersubjective-systems theory --an existential, relational, affect theory-- cultivates in the analyst a clinical attitude of affect-respect (Maduro, 2013) that, in turn, facilitates the patient’s development of a sense of this relationally contextualized individuality.

DIVISION/Review, Quarterly Psychoanalytic Forum, No. 7 Spring 2013

Dr. Maduro discusses Max Sucharov, M.D.'s article "Thoughts on Wholeness, Connection and Healing...". Dr. Sucharov's article and Dr. Maduro's discussion are published in the (former) International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology , 2013, Vol. 8, No. 4, pages: 379 - 397; 412 - 429.

Maxwell S. Sucharov, M.D. (2013), IJPSP, 8(4): 379-397.

Peter N. Maduro (2013), IJPSP, 8(4): 412-429.

n this presentation, I extend psychoanalyst and philosopher Robert Stolorow’s work in which he uses Heidegger to contend that a person’s emotional ownership of his existential anxiety and grief --feelings that disclose the person’s own temporal finitude, and that of his connections to loved ones-- enriches his sense of individuality...

Dr. Maduro presented his article "Thou Shalt Not Know Thy Relational Context..." at the 2012 Annual Conference of the International Forum for Pscyhoanalytic Education, in Portland, Oregon. An earlier version of this paper was delivered in 2008 at the American Psychological Association, Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), Annual Meeting in New York City.

Peter N. Maduro (2008), IJPSP, 3(2): 215-221.

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