Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      psychoanalysis
      psychosis
      regression
      schizophrenia
      transference
      trauma
    • Abstract:
      I describe the analytic treatment of Mr. C, a highly intelligent man who began therapy claiming to have schizophrenia. He entered treatment on the verge of suicide, convinced of his utter isolation, and gradually, he confronted his lifelong paranoia, and learned to trust his analyst and the therapeutic process. Among his embodied realizations was the remarkable insight that paranoia kept him anchored to the world, attached to others, and thus, offset schizophrenic detachment. Paranoia also helped him maintain an optimal distance from others who could hurt him or discover his "true nature." Then, after six years and much hard work, Mr. C faced a confluence of factors that initiated the reactivation of childhood trauma and a regressive psychosis that threatened his life, his relationships, and all he had built in therapy. The journey through his six-month long psychosis was one of the greatest challenges he and I ever faced together. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Long Island University, Professor in clinical psychology, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psycho- therapy and Psychoanalysis, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, New York 11548
    • ISSN:
      0002-9564
    • Accession Number:
      10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79
    • Accession Number:
      113940115
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KNAFO, D. Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis. American Journal of Psychotherapy, [s. l.], v. 70, n. 1, p. 79–100, 2016. DOI 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=113940115. Acesso em: 3 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      KNAFO D. Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis. American Journal of Psychotherapy. 2016;70(1):79-100. doi:10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79
    • APA:
      KNAFO, D. (2016). Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 70(1), 79–100. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      KNAFO, DANIELLE. 2016. “Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis.” American Journal of Psychotherapy 70 (1): 79–100. doi:10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79.
    • Harvard:
      KNAFO, D. (2016) ‘Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis’, American Journal of Psychotherapy, 70(1), pp. 79–100. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      KNAFO, D 2016, ‘Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis’, American Journal of Psychotherapy, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 79–100, viewed 3 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      KNAFO, DANIELLE. “Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis.” American Journal of Psychotherapy, vol. 70, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 79–100. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      KNAFO, DANIELLE. “Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis.” American Journal of Psychotherapy 70, no. 1 (January 2016): 79–100. doi:10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.1.79.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      KNAFO D. Going Blind To See: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Trauma, Regression and Psychosis. American Journal of Psychotherapy [Internet]. 2016 Jan [cited 2020 Dec 3];70(1):79–100. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=113940115