Letter from Philadelphia
by Harvey Schwartz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
I’m noticing that my relationship to the experience of self-disclosure is being affected by this health crisis we are all in the midst of.
With some, sharing aspects of our common fears and uncertainties deepens the intimacy between us and allows for the emergence of affects, fantasies, and memories that further our work.
With others, those who experience any boundary as a narcissistic rejection, they unknowingly use the commonality of this circumstance to subvert a separateness that would allow for the emergence of frightening desire and memory.
Are others noticing their relationship to self-disclosure being affected?
Harvey Schwartz, MD, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) and at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP). He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia. He currently serves as the Chair of the IPA in Health Committee.
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