quarta-feira, 13 de maio de 2009

Primário e secundário

A propósito disto, seria bom ler isto:

1 - Psychoanalytic methodology alone does not allow us to construct a new theory of homosexuality. Nor do psychoanalytic clinicians necessarily need a new theory. What we do need is something new when it comes our work with homosexual patients: a new, or renewed, capacity for analytic listening.

2 - (...) This renewed capacity for analytic listening would include the possibility (but never the certainty) that homosexuality might be primary rather than something inherently conflictual and secondary.

3 - (...) Renewed analytic listening would allow us to hear more from our patients about what it is like to grow up homosexual. The series of developmental narratives that homosexuals often tell includes
such experiences as (1) early feelings of difference and a sense that this difference is bad and should remain hidden (Vaughan 1999; Corbett 1996); (2) experiences of gender atypicality (Corbett 1998; Iasenza 1995); (3) the experience of self-recognition regarding the nature of the early sense of difference and of its roots in one’s sexuality (Magee and Miller 1997); (4) the conscious construction of a facade designed to protect against unwitting disclosure of homosexual feelings (Vaughan 1999; O’Connor and Ryan 1993); (5) repetitive instances of inadvertent sexual overstimulation by parents and peers because of false assumptions about one’s sexual orientation—e.g., exposure to nudity in same-sex parents, exposure to friends in locker rooms and sleepover situations (Phillips 2001); (6) painful eqxperiences of selfhatred related to internalized homophobia (Friedman and Downey 1995; Sophie 1987; Moss 1997); and (7) the process of self-disclosure and coming out followed by consolidation of a positive gay identity (Isay 1996). Listening for and hearing these common narratives of growing up homosexual will make us better analysts in that the more stories we know, the greater will be our understanding of our patients.
["Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality: Do We Need a New Theory?", de Elizabeth L. Auchincloss e Susan C. Vaughan, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2001, aqui]