versão ISSN 1806-2490
ROJAS, Maria Cristina. Helplessness and disavowal in the family today: the analyst's interventions. Vínculo [online]. 2010, vol.7, n.2, pp. 2-7. ISSN 1806-2490.
The author proposes to analyze one of the current modes of family suffering: problems in regard to helplessness and the use of disavowal, a type of defense that is sometimes predominant. She also relates these issues to facilitating socio-cultural traits. This perspective involves a complex view of the Freudian complementary series, which she consequently terms complex series; they are one guideline which forms a basis for the analysts interventions. They also open a possibility to question current mandates which tend to some abolition of critical thinking. In regard to the family romance, a focus on themes of caretaking and analysis produces effects in clinical work with families and also characterizes the analysts interventions. In relation to complex problems related to helplessness, these interventions operate in the direction of construction of links to provide a base for analysis and encourage feelings of belonging and inclusion. When disavowal predominates, it reinforces helplessness and affects thinking, support and identity. Work on disavowal acquires specificity in the field of interventions of the family analyst.
Palavras-chave : family links; analysis; helplessness; disavowal; interventions.