Aspasia brings a group of psychoanalysts, all members of the International Psychoanalytical Association, together.
Their purpose through this site is to speak out in public about cultural issues and current events.
It is addressed to people who are interested in psychoanalysis but feel like they do not have access on original data, to professionals working on diffusing information, to our colleagues willing to debate and finally to everyone for whom nothing human is alien.
It aims to share a specific and fruitful viewpoint that makes events, facts and ideas work together in an era where the terms of thinking and classifying are too often confused as synonyms.
Psychoanalysis, more than a psychopathology, it is an anthropology and this is what sets it apart from other methods of approaching the psyche.
Aspasia accepts the scandal of the infantile psycho-sexuality and the unconscious, that Freud discovered and pointed out as fundamental in every person’s functioning.
Aspasia aims to bring psychoanalysis’s voice into the public sphere. Based on the origin of myths and words, she is searching to clarify contemporary discourses. She casts the light of the origins on news and current affairs and makes the ephemeral grow roots.
She adresses her message at people who are interested in psychoanalysis but feel like they do not have access on original data, at professionals working on diffusing information and finally at everyone for whom nothing human is alien.
Classic psychiatric approaches use a statistical modernism guise in order to conceal their social conformity ideology. On the contrary, psychoanalysis does not establish a continuum solution between normality and pathology.
Every psychological production is essentially a compromise between unconscious drive imperatives for the most part and constraints imposed by social life.
It is not up to us to set norms a priori but to allow each one, depending on her own personal lifestory, to find the arrangements that reduce her inner limitations, especially those related to love, as well as allowing her to put into action her creativity and elaboration potential.
This is why psychoanalysis more than a psychopathology, it is an anthropology.