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Part 8. Nine Lives of a Cat (1977–1980)

Hopkins, Linda Karnac Books ePub



He [speaking of himself] felt sure that slowly, given a patient tolerance of non-being…, he would come alive [again].
Masud Khan1

The Education Committee continued its investigation into Khan's socialization with students even after the committee members learned of his cancer. Then Joseph Sandler, the analyst of Margarita's husband, reported to Hanna Segal, the chair of the committee, that the husband had told him that Khan was having an affair with Margarita. Segal's response was to suggest that the alleged affair was probably a fantasy of the husband. Sandler told me: “Segal said the affair was fiction and that I should analyze [this candidate] more.”

Kleinians are often criticized for giving such privilege to the importance of fantasy that they neglect reality. Segal's incredulity may be an example of this. She was also following proper procedure—in her administrative role, she held to the principle that nothing could be acted on in response to second-hand information. As soon as the husband made an official complaint, she investigated further and discovered something that all the students already knew: Khan and Margarita were living together openly.2

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CHAPTER TEN: Rubies abhor red: hysterical relationships and counter-cathexes

Schaeffer, Jacqueline Karnac Books ePub

“Since these mysteries are beyond us, let's pretend we're organizing them.”

—Jean Cocteau (1921)

Apparently hysteria is not what it used to be.

The adjective “hysterical” would immediately seem to be more dynamic and quasi-heuristic, compared to the noun. Our practice as analysts means that we have to deal with manifestations and trends which resemble hysteria, employed as defence mechanisms at certain times in the course of an analysis by patients of various personality structures whose usual methods of defence have nothing to do with hysteria as such.

We therefore have to think about something that we could call a “hysterical capacity” in all of our patients.

The adjective leads to the verb—the somewhat barbarous “hystericize” and its no less solecistic reflexive form. Given the fact that the analytical setting mobilizes the drives while simultaneously prohibiting looking and doing, it would appear to offer an excellent opportunity for hysterical play / acting.

This leads to another question: what about “hystericization” as a process in and destiny of the analysis itself?

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Kahane, Adam Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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2. The Muslim Brotherhood: Building a State within a State in Egypt

Nancy J. Davis Indiana University Press ePub



Building a State within a State in Egypt

The Brotherhood is the people. We are struggling. We help the poor. We help the jobless. Where do we get our money? Out of our own pockets. We reach in our pockets to help one another.


THE MOST PROMINENT ISLAMIST MOVEMENT in the Muslim world today and the “mother organization of all Islamist movements”1 is the Society of Muslim Brothers.2 Founded in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood today has branches in some seventy countries. As Middle East area specialist Barry Rubin observes, “while other Islamist groups have made more dramatic appearances, launched huge terrorist attacks, and fought civil wars, the Muslim Brotherhoods have shown more staying power and better organizational skills.”3

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CHAPTER EIGHT: Time and how we use it: assessing what is appropriate for the patient

Garrett, Valerie Karnac Books ePub

By whichever model of counselling the reader is guided, this seems a good place to talk about the importance of time. Most counsellors agree that the concept of time is important and that we, as humans, are not just as we seem in the moment, but that our lives are influenced by our past experiences as well as our ideas about our present and future. Whatever we wish to call this phenomenon, our behaviours are not only ruled by our conscious thoughts and feelings. We, as therapists, have a duty of care to embrace this concept fully for our patients. As Mann says, “One way of understanding the failure to give time central significance in short forms of psychotherapy lies in the will to deny the horror of time by the therapists themselves” (Mann, 1973, p. 10).

Mann believes that any time-limited therapy must recognize that child time and adult time are in the counselling arena, that is, children experience time differently from adults. This fact can give rise to powerful conflicting reactions, responses, and expectations, as the inner child of the person wants and expects as much time as he/she needs, whereas time in the adult world is often rationed and limited. For example, if we are making a meal that requires several ingredients and we discover that one crucial ingredient is nowhere to be found, we may swear or kick the cat. Most people would agree that this behaviour falls within the bounds of normal. But, for some people in certain situations, their reactions may be excessive and harmful either to themselves or someone else.

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12. Hansell and LeMay in Washington

Ralph H. Nutter University of North Texas Press PDF

12: Hansell and LeMay in Washington


ansell was up at 5 A.M. on 15 October 1943. He was scheduled to fly back to Washington and resume his former position as General Arnold's chief plans officer. Mter an early breakfast he decided to stop and say good-bye to General Eaker. As he entered Eaker's office he saw that the Eighth Air Force commander was studying the previous day's strike photographs and casualty figures and was visibly upset.

Eaker told Hansell that the bombing results were slightly better than in August, but the ball-bearing factories still had not been destroyed. Hansell asked if the final reports had come in from

Williams's and LeMay's divisions. Eaker said that LeMay's division had achieved better bombing results and suffered only a third as many losses as the 1st Division. He said he thought it was time the

1st Division adopted LeMay's tactics and procedures. He added that preliminary reports indicated that so many had been badly damaged that it would be weeks before they could mount a force large enough to risk another mission over Germany without fighter support.

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Chapter 10–Rank

Chuck Gross University of North Texas Press PDF



As the push to Khe Sanh continued, our unit continued flying several types of missions, ranging from resupply and combat assaults to troop insertions and extractions. We flew a lot of reconnaissance work, but sometimes we were stuck flying what I called taxi service. Taxi service normally consisted of ferrying the senior ranking officers from the brigades that we were supporting out to different sites in the field. We would wait while they held their conferences and then fly them back to headquarters—hence the nickname for such boring flying.

Most of the officers we ran this taxi service for were great to work with, but there were always a few ants in the picnic basket. From my own experiences, I soon discovered that if you were working with a full bird colonel, who knew that he did not stand a chance of making general, then you were almost guaranteed that he would be great to fly for.

He was not there to impress his superiors and win medals, he just wanted to do a good job and get his mission accomplished. But if we were flying for someone who stood the slightest chance of making general, look out! He would most likely be a Patton-in-disguise. Several of the lieutenant colonels who were pushing to make full bird colonel carried this same asshole trait in their character.

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Chapter Four Inside the Numbers: How Tuning Systems Work and Why We Need Them

David Dolata Indiana University Press ePub

WHAT IF YOU WERE TOLD that you had to fit thirteen full inches into one foot? In other words, you couldn’t simply divide 12 by 13 to arrive at .923 because 92.3 percent of an inch is less than a full inch. Nor could you fit ten full inches and then divide the remaining units by three: 2 ÷ 3 = .666 because again, you’d have three units less than a full inch. Thirteen inches simply cannot be jammed into one foot unless we are discussing shoe size. You can only fit thirteen inches into one foot if you redefine what constitutes an inch. If we pretend that an inch is now 92.3 percent of the size of the previous definition of an inch, we could do it. Or we could agree to preserve some units as full inches while reducing others to a smaller percentage of its true size as in the second example above. But we still cannot fit thirteen full inches into one foot. This is pretty much the situation with the musical scale. It is impossible to fit twelve semitones into an octave in such a manner that they or any other resulting intervals are all pure.

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CHAPTER SIX: Constraints of silence

Kenny, Colum Karnac Books ePub

Francis Bacon (1561–1626), chancellor of England, observed that, “All kinds of constraints are unhappy—that of silence is the most miserable of all” (Spedding, Ellis &Heath, vol. 4, p. 485). The constraint of silence may be self-imposed, as a result of shyness or of a sense of personal inadequacy. However, directly or indirectly, it is frequently imposed by others. A most obvious form of silencing is the denial of freedom of speech through censorship or other legal mechanism, but it certainly does not require action by the state to deter citizens from articulating their views. Powerful personal, cultural, or social factors may act to silence people as effectively as any law. Those most affected include women, members of ethic minorities, students, and employees.

Moments of silence between two people in a relationship may be a sign of that couple's deep understanding of one another, and of their wonder at the experience of love and of their shared perceptions of reality. Such “visible silence” finds expression in poetry. Thus, in his beautiful sonnet entitled “Silent Noon”, which was later set to music by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) recalled being with his lover on one especially warm day:

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6 Police Commissioner C. E. “Ed” Parsley (September 29, 1917)

Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster University of North Texas Press ePub


Police Commissioner C. E. “Ed” Parsley

(SEPTEMBER 29, 1917)

“He was an ideal peace officer . . .”

In the spring of 1917, the nation’s attention was focused on the war in Europe, now in its third year. On April 6, the United States had entered the war, and mobilization shifted into high gear. Locally, the U.S. Army was getting ready to open Camp Bowie out beyond the western edge of town. And on April 3, municipal elections had brought C. E. “Ed” Parsley into office as the new Police and Fire Commissioner. Parsley, a former assistant chief of police, had broad support in the places that mattered: he was politically acceptable to city fathers and quite popular with the men on the beat, who considered him one of their own. His rival on the April ballot was Canadian-born Hugh Jamieson, although, as a matter of fact, the outcome had been decided five months earlier in the Democratic Party primary; the municipal elections merely confirmed the primary results.

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Do-Ahead Party Planning

Kris Rudolph University of North Texas Press PDF
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2. Medea: love and violence split asunder

Rustin, Margaret; Rustin, Michael Karnac Books ePub

T;he story of Medea, which must be one of the most disturbing plays ever written, is well known. Medea, whose grandfather was the Sun-god, has, in a heroic exploit that long precedes the action of the play, assisted Jason in the capture of the Golden Fleece. It was Medea’s courage and ruthlessness that brought this adventure on Jason’s ship to a successful conclusion: to achieve this outcome she has killed her brother, and induced the daughters of Pelias to put their father to a horrible death. The couple have returned to Jason’s city, Corinth, where they have had two sons. However, Jason has now married for a second time: his wife, Glauce, is the daughter of Creon, the king. It seems that Jason’s prior marriage to Medea can be disregarded, since she is not a Greek but a “barbarian”. Jason presents his new marriage to Medea as a straightforward matter of interests—not only his own, as the husband of King Creon’s daughter, but also of the sons of Jason and Medea, who can now look forward to a life of wealth and honour. Why doesn’t Medea simply accept this, he asks her—if she did, she could remain in Corinth, living in comfort at least, with her sons close at hand.

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CHAPTER TWENTY FIVE. Erotics of mourning in the time of dry death

Karnac Books ePub

Jean Allouch

We have translated the first pages of the book which has more than 350 pages. The book alternates chapters called Etudes (Studies) addressing psychoanalytic theory with chapters Allouch calls Littérature Grise (Grey Literature).

Following in Freud’s footsteps, Allouch in the Littérature Grise starts with very personal material, including his dreams and his interpretation of them. We had to include the latter in order to give the reader an idea of how the book came to be. However, this gives a wrong impression of the proportion of Littérature Grise which represents in fact a relatively small part of the book.

* * *

!Que te sirva de vela!

Address (Envoi)

[…] nothing could be said “seriously”
(be it to form a limited series)
if not taking its sense from the comical order.

(Jacques Lacan, “L’Etourdit”, Scilicet 4,
Paris, Seuil, 1973, p. 44.)

Poets, yet again, will have led the way.

Let mourning be carried to its status as “act”. Psychoanalysis tends to reduce mourning to “a work”; but there is an abyss between work and the subjectivation of a loss. The act is likely to effect in the subject a loss with no compensation at all, a dry loss. Since the First World War1, Death expects no less. We no longer clamour together against it; it no longer gives its place to the sublime and romantic encounter of lovers, by it transfigured. Indeed. Nevertheless, in the absence of rites in regard to it, its current savagery has as its counterpart the fact that death pushes mourning to an act. A dry death, a dry loss. From now on only such a dry loss, only such an act, manages to leave the dead to his or her death, to Death.

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Chapter 3 Leading Cultural Change

Eaker, Robert Solution Tree Press ePub

The decision to undertake change more often than not is accompanied by a kind of optimism and rosy view of the future that, temporarily at least, obscures the predictable turmoil ahead. But that turmoil cannot be avoided and how well it is coped with separates the boys from the men, the girls from the women. It is . . . rough stuff. . . . There are breakthroughs, but also brick walls.

—Seymour Sarason

There is no one right way to lead the cultural shifts necessary for a college or university to function as a true, high-performing professional learning community that strives to increase student academic success. Re-culturing any organization is difficult, and success depends on a number of factors—a sense of urgency, the availability of critical resources, the quality of personnel, the influence of organizational history, and so on—not to mention timing and sheer luck. However, the one indispensable factor necessary for success in any re-culturing effort is truly effective leadership. It is unreasonable to think that cultural change in any organization will simply bubble up from the bottom. One of the great ironies of organizational life is that the quality of bottom-up strategies and innovation depends on the quality of top-down direction and leadership (DuFour & Eaker, 1998).

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN. Experiential short-term psychodynamic therapy from the perspective of a cognitive-behaviour therapist: a personal account

Karnac Books ePub

Joop Meijers

In the mind of many, psychodynamic and cognitive-behaviour therapies are two worlds apart. A huge gulf separates them. In this chapter, I hope to show that the gulf need not be seen as a separating barrier but may, instead, be seen as a connecting stream. In the first part of this chapter I will focus on differences and similarities between the two therapeutic approaches, arguing for the possibility and desirability of a more integrative approach. I will then illustrate some of the ideas presented in the first part of the chapter with a transcript from my work with one patient whom I treated with experiential dynamic therapy.

In a world where labels and boxes count, I “am” or at least “am known as” a cognitive behaviour therapist. Since my clinical internship during, and after, my MA studies in the Netherlands in the Seventies (of the last century) I have learned, trained in, and practised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I was lucky in having as my clinical teachers and supervisors the founders of CBT, like Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis, and Donald Meichenbaum. In Holland, I was supervised by the late Ron Ramsay, the pioneer of CBT-based Grief Therapy (Ramsay & Happee, 1977). For my post-doctoral studies I went to Canada where Donald Meichenbaum taught me the basics of Cognitive-Behaviour Modification with children. In the Eighties and Nineties, I trained in New York at the Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Institute with the late Albert Ellis and his staff. Later, I visited Philadelphia, where I trained with Judy Beck who taught me Cognitive Therapy as developed by her father, Aaron Beck. Over the years, as teacher and therapist, I have integrated the different approaches and applied my own “blend” of CBT in my work with my patients (adults and children).

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