Fordham Prizewinner for 2018 - Geraldine Godsil
We are delighted to announce that this year's winner of the Michael Fordham Prize for the best clinical paper of 2018 was won by Geraldine Godsil for her outstanding paper, 'Residues in the analyst of the patient's symbiotic connection at a somatic level: unrepresented states in the patient and analyst' (JAP vol. 63,1).
Abstract of the paper: This paper discusses the residues of a somatic countertransference that revealed its meaning several years after apparently successful analytic work had ended. Psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic ideas on primitive communication, dissociation and enactment are explored in the working through of a shared respiratory symptom between patient and analyst. Growth in the analyst was necessary so that the patient's communication at a somatic level could be understood. Bleger's concept that both the patient's and analyst's body are part of the setting was central in the working through.
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