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CIDADE, Natália de Oliveira de Paula  and  ZORNIG, Silvia Maria Abu-Jamra. The Clinic of Identifying Sufferings and its Clinical Devices. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.1, pp. 1-12. ISSN 2359-0769.

This article aims to present some possible changes in the analytical device in light of the problems brought to the contemporary clinic by narcissistic-identity sufferings. These clinical pictures have as particularities flaws suffered at the beginning of the psychic constitution, in contexts before the acquisition of verbal language and the possibility of psychically inscribing them in the field of representation. In these cases, other elements, in addition to the verbal dimension, will be present in the analytical setting, making the work of interpreting conflicts and defenses to be added by different clinical devices and ways of listening. Based on the characteristics presented by narcissistic-identity sufferings, we propose to reflect on three clinical devices that can complement the classic psychoanalytic framework in the direction of possible extensions of the psychoanalytic method in these frames: the construction, the paradoxical transfer and the "survival" of the analyst. This extension of the analytical devices opens the way to think of intersubjectivity as an instigator of subjectivity, highlighting its importance in the clinic, since this process necessarily goes through an essential moment of relationship with another fundamental one, which should help in the recognition of oneself and the subjectivation process.

Keywords : psychoanalytic clinic; narcissistic-identity sufferings; intersubjectivity.

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