Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise
versão impressa ISSN 0486-641X
RACHE, Eliana. On constructing the work of paradox in psychoanalytic clinic. Rev. bras. psicanál [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.1, pp. 74-81. ISSN 0486-641X.
This paper intends to deal with the way Winnicott uses the notion of paradox in psychoanalytic work. Clinical material of a 9 years old girl shows the way how analytic process creates paradox functionning. The patient was in a psychotic onset when she came to psychoanalysis. During some time, she presented delusions and imaginary friends. Bit by bit, she becomes more obsessive, nevertheless starts to relate and play with the analyst. The session here exposed is a trial of Bia experiencing paradox mode. In this case, the kind of paradox is the well-known paradox of finding-creating the object. At the end, the author traces some theory on paradox following Roussillons ideas within his systematic study on paradox in psychoanalysis.
Palavras-chave : Paradox; Symbolization; Child clinic; Winnicott; Transitional object; Transitional phenomena.