Confusion of Tongues describes the genesis of Freud’s clinical anthropology. A careful reading of Freud’s early texts and letters to Fliess illustrates how Freud. In actuality, Ferenczi’s “Confusion of Tongues” theory and “Relaxation Therapy” were prophetic and pioneering attempts to understand and treat the incest. “CONFUSION OF TONGUES BETWEEN ADULTS AND THE CHILD” Sándor Ferenczi’s original title for this article, prepared for the Wiesbaden Congress.

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Here, the child spoke her innocent childish tongue, and the father interpreted her offer with his passionate adult sexual tongue. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Psychodynamic Psychoanalysis Adlerian therapy Analytical therapy Mentalization-based treatment Transference focused psychotherapy.

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Sándor Ferenczi – Wikipedia

The prominent manifestation of these disturbances would be the sexual abuse. A psychoanalytical classic that focuses on the return to the womb is Sandor Ferenczi, Thalassa: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This was a major reason for his eventual disputes with Sigmund Freud. In fact I found it to tkngues a revelation.

The conclusions he came to on the basis of this pathological model had a bearing also on the practice of analysis; while they were not very well received at the time, some have turned out to be quite pertinent. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. Ferenczi’s work has strongly influenced theory and praxis of the interpersonal-relational theory of American psychoanalysis, as typified by psychoanalysts at the William Alanson White Institute.


Though desperately ill with the then-untreatable disease, Ferenczi managed to deliver his most famous paper, “Confusion of Tongues” [1] to the 12th International Psycho-Analytic Congress in WiesbadenGermanyon 4 September Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

On Freud’s “Beyond the Pleasure Principle”. Cognitive confuwion therapy Cognitive therapy Compassion-focused therapy Confusio behavior therapy Rational emotive behavior therapy Clinical behavior analysis Tonguea and commitment therapy Functional analytic psychotherapy List. Ferenczi has found some favour in modern times among the followers of Jacques Lacan as well as among relational psychoanalysts in the United States.

Philippe van Haute is a professor of philosophical anthropology at the University of Nijmegen The Netherlands. A Theory of Genitality German: The book also attempts to resolve the resulting impasse through a confrontation of Freud’s work with the work of Ferenczi and Laplanche. However, van Haute and Geysken’s careful reading of their texts makes clear that neither Ferenczi nor Laplanche succeed in fefenczi a new theoretical foundation for Freud’s original claim that sexuality is the weak spot in human nature that predisposes us to psychopathology.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Versuch einer Genitaltheorie, [5] Ferenczi suggested that the wish og return to the womb Latin: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the tongued.

Views Read Edit View history. The adult also attempts to convince the child that the lust on his part is really the love for which the ferfnczi yearns. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. English Choose a language for shopping. Original work published Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

Write a customer review. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Despite this book’s having been written many years ago, it elucidates and illuminates the underpinnings of early sexual trauma. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Contrary to Freud’s opinion of therapeutic abstinenceFerenczi advocated a more active role for the analyst.

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Confusion of Tongues therefore argues that the shibboleth of psychoanalysis is not so much the primacy of sexuality, but the discontinuity between the world of the adult and the world of the child. Couples therapy Family therapy Psychodrama Sensitivity training. Please try again later. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For example, instead of the relative “passivity” gerenczi a listening analyst encouraging the patient to free associate, Ferenczi used to curtail certain responses, verbal and non-verbal alike, on the part of the analysand so as to allow ferencz thoughts and feelings to emerge.

Sándor Ferenczi

As a result of his psychiatric work, he came to believe that his patients’ accounts of sexual abuse as children were truthful, having verified those accounts through other patients in the same family. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He is a member of the Center for Psychoanalysis and Philosophical Anthropology and a practicing member of the Belgian School for Psychoanalysis. Person-centered therapy Emotionally focused therapy Existential therapy Focusing Gestalt therapy Logotherapy.