Rosine Jozef Perelberg Ph.D., 2012 SFCP Visiting Professor
November 10th through 16th
Rosine Jozef Perelberg, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst from the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London, a Corresponding Member of the Paris Psychoanalytic Society and a Visiting Professor at the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College, London. She is the author of two books: Time, Space and Phantasy in Psychoanalysis (Routledge) and Murdered Father, Dead Father in Psychoanalysis and Legend (in preparation). She is both editor and contributor to seven other books, including Female Experience: Three Generations of British Women Psychoanalysts on Work with Women (Routledge) and Psychoanalytic Understanding of Violence and Suicide (Routledge).
Before becoming a psychoanalyst, Dr. Perelberg trained as an anthropologist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and then undertook a PhD at the London School of Economics. Her earlier publications compare psychiatric and psychoanalytic models of the mind with those of Afro-Brazilian belief systems such as Umbanda. Following her dissertation fieldwork, she trained as a family psychotherapist and worked for a decade at London's Marlborough Family Service.
After graduating from the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, she joined both the British Independent and Contemporary Freudian groups. Her publications indicate her dialogue with all the traditions in the British Society. Over the last 15 years she has organised with Monique Cournut from the Paris Psychoanalytic Society an annual British-French Colloquium on sexuality that alternates between London and Paris, indicating a deep commitment also to an on-going conversation with French psychoanalysis.
Dr. Perelberg’s work focuses on several inter-related themes: the notion of time and its relation to psychic reality, the experience of formerly disavowed identifications in the unfolding of the analytic process, and issues of technique in work with emotionally volatile and violent patients. She has also addressed the oedipal conflict and the structuring function of “thirdness.”
Dr. Perelberg’s writings create innovative conversations on the impact of the analyst's counter-transference in challenging clinical interactions. They combine lively and highly detailed clinical material with close readings of Freud as well as references to writers such as Loewald, Laplanche, Pontalis, Chasseguet-Smirgel and Green. Her formulations integrate both object relations and drive theories and incorporate an understanding of the plasticity and atemporal qualities of infantile sexuality. Dr. Perelberg's most recent work has focused on new conceptions of maternal and paternal functions in the transference and the role of the analyst’s interpretative function in restoring a patient’s capacity to symbolize.
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