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Projective identification

Brazilian variations of the concept50

Marina Massi

The aim of this paper is to present the use, or different uses, of the concept of projective identification within the scope of analysts belonging to the IPA in Brazil. A brief summary of the historical facts can help us to understand and contextualize some of the characteristics of this psychoanalytic production.

The psychoanalytic movement in Brazil has its origins in the mid 1920s through the pioneering figure of Durval Bellegarde Marcondes, through whose efforts the IPA-qualified training analyst Dr Adelheid Koch arrived in Brazil, in 1936, giving rise to the education of a group of candidates. After years of intense educational and institutional organizational ...

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