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Giuseppe Civitarese, MD – Reverie and the Aesthetics of Psychoanalysis
Clara Nemas, MD – Courage and Sincerity as a Base for Reverie and Interpretation


Giuseppe Civitarese

Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, FIPA is a training and supervising analyst in the Italian Psychoanalytic Society and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). He lives and maintains a private practice in Pavia, Italy. He lectures in Italy and internationally and publishes widely on various subjects including the theory of the analytic field, Bion and the post-Bionian psychoanalysis, and psychoanalytic criticism. He is currently the Editor of the Rivista di Psicoanalisi, the official journal of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. Among his books are: The Intimate Room: Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field (Routledge: London 2011); The Violence of Emotions: Bion and Post-Bionian Psychoanalysis (Routledge: London 2012); Perdere la testa. Abiezione, conflitto estetico e critica psicoanalitica [Losing Your Head: Abjection, Aesthetic Conflict and Psychoanalytic Criticism] (Clinamen: Florence 2012). Civitarese’s new books include The Necessary Dream: New Theories and Techniques of Interpretation in Psychoanalysis (Karnac: London 2014) and The Analytic Field and its Transformations (Karnac: London 2015) co-authored with Antonino Ferro.


Clara Nemas

Clara Nemas, MD, FIPA is a training and supervising analyst of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association (APdeBA) and a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She maintains a fulltime private psychoanalytic practice in Buenos Aires and is the current Scientific Secretary of APdeBA. She chairs both the Admissions Committee and the Progression Committee of the IPA China Committee and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She is also a member of the Latin American Working Party on Comparative Clinical Methods (CCM). She is Editor of the website Desarrollos Meltzerianos (www.meltzer.com.ar) on the work of Donald Meltzer. She is involved in teaching Kleinian and Neo-Kleinian theory as well as Infant Observation seminars in psychoanalytic societies throughout Argentina. She has authored numerous papers on ethics, psychoanalytic theory, and clinical technique in work with adolescent patients.