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Anticipation and identity formation: towards a rewriting of the fundamental fantasy in a case of toxicomania

Virginie Debaere UGent, David Hendrickx UGent and Abe Geldhof UGent (2013) CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS.
abstract
A psychoanalytic cure brings about fundamental changes in a person’s emotional, cognitive and behavioral life by rewriting the past, by transforming the fundamental fantasy. People suffering from drug addiction have been considered by Freud as unsuitable for psychoanalytic treatment because every difficulty in the cure draws them back to dope themselves. Contemporary psychoanalysts rather ask for interrogating psychoanalytic theory and practice instead of refusing those subjects that are under the spell of a total but devastating solution. In this paper we shed light on a man’s changing process during his stay in a Therapeutic Community for addiction. By living in a drug-free environment that pulls him back into social bonds a process evolves that affects his fundamental fantasy. We have been able to discern how his interpretation as a preschooler of his mother’s leaving has played an anticipatory role in his identity formation. In the discussion several questions are dealt with: Why does this non-psychoanalytic setting succeeds to trigger a ‘psychoanalytic’ process that would not have been possible in a classic talking cure? What lessons can be learned for psychoanalytic theory and practice?
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fundamental fantasy, identity formation, toxicomania, Therapeutic Community, defense mechanism
in
CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS
CASYS : Int. J. Comput. Anticip. Syst.
editor
Daniel M Dubois
pages
19 pages
conference name
10th International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems (Casys - 2011)
conference location
Liège, Belgium
conference start
2011-08-08
conference end
2011-08-13
ISSN
1373-5411
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3035741
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3035741
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2012-10-29 09:27:11
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  author       = {Debaere, Virginie and Hendrickx, David and Geldhof, Abe},
  booktitle    = {CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS},
  editor       = {Dubois, Daniel M},
  issn         = {1373-5411},
  keyword      = {fundamental fantasy,identity formation,toxicomania,Therapeutic Community,defense mechanism},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Li{\`e}ge, Belgium},
  pages        = {19},
  title        = {Anticipation and identity formation: towards a rewriting of the fundamental fantasy in a case of toxicomania},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Debaere, Virginie, David Hendrickx, and Abe Geldhof. 2013. “Anticipation and Identity Formation: Towards a Rewriting of the Fundamental Fantasy in a Case of Toxicomania.” In Casys : International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems, ed. Daniel M Dubois.
APA
Debaere, V., Hendrickx, D., & Geldhof, A. (2013). Anticipation and identity formation: towards a rewriting of the fundamental fantasy in a case of toxicomania. In D. M. Dubois (Ed.), CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS. Presented at the 10th International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems (Casys - 2011).
Vancouver
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Debaere V, Hendrickx D, Geldhof A. Anticipation and identity formation: towards a rewriting of the fundamental fantasy in a case of toxicomania. In: Dubois DM, editor. CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS. 2013.
MLA
Debaere, Virginie, David Hendrickx, and Abe Geldhof. “Anticipation and Identity Formation: Towards a Rewriting of the Fundamental Fantasy in a Case of Toxicomania.” Casys : International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems. Ed. Daniel M Dubois. 2013. Print.