Here you can see the video of Werner Pohlmann's lecture on December 14, 2020 in the Wilhelm Salber Library: "On the gradual production of interventions in treatment".

Due to the ongoing contact restrictions in connection with the Corona pandemic, the event was held as a ZOOM meeting.

Mr. Pohlmann started from a text by Heinrich von Kleist and used it as an example to illustrate the explication of a previous figure. He translated the "Workshop of Reason" (Kleist) into the concept of the "Joint Work" (W. Salber) of patient and analyst, from which significant figures develop. The twists, breakdowns in relationships and displacements of these figures make up the pictorial context of treatment processes. The interventions sometimes emerge "naturally" from them. Mr. Pohlmann worked out this basic idea using various treatment vignettes from the psychoanalytical literature.

The next lecture in the Wilhelm Salber Library: Ines Imdahl on impact processes in the use of social media on 11 January 2021.


We received a comment from Linde Salber on the lecture by Werner Pohlmann. We reproduce it here and invite others to participate in this "after-talk":

Too much cream pie?
Yes, there is!

This indulgence in the floating, underlaid with literary hits of the experts, who does not know that? (I can't sleep without their miraculous works).
The only thing missing was Heidegger; well, Buber was there....
Freud also knew this indulgence, he called it "infinite analysis" but contrasted it with a "finite" one. And denied Romain Rolland the approval of the darelaweia of a so-called "oceanic feeling".

So where, pray tell, is the counter run?

For example, the clash of opposites that evokes transformation, as described by the film genius Sergei Eisenstein? Where is the principle of montage, as discovered by the Russian formalists with their "morphological method" in the wake of Goethe, above all Viktor Shklovsky, Yuri Tynyanov and Boris Eichenbaum?

Not to forget, Wilhelm Salber developed the concept of a short therapy with the intensive consultation; construction moment number 1!

So where is Wilhelm Salber's concept of Gestalt refraction detaching from the wallowing self-movement: constructions of transformation - constructions of treatment! And why his talk of the production helpers of transformation in the context of the common work of treatment? So the disciplining heeding of slant, by, intensification, etc.?

(By the way: What is this taboo, what is so obligatory "touchy-feely" that remarks of a therapist in the treatment process are not allowed to get into the smell that they could possibly be meant cynically)?

"IT will be seen",
was one of Anna Freud's favorite words during the course of treatment.

Yes, IT will show itself, but for it to do so, and for us to notice it, it requires some constructions and reconstructions, such as Freud built in his long life, to be able to understand and make intelligible the workings of the psychic.

This is no different in intensive counselling. Working with fairy tale images (of all things!) owes itself to the mediation necessity of the pleasurably free course of mental form formation with the return of fixed patterns. The constructions do not come artificially from outside ("eccentric") or from theory, they are already inside the soul. Salber emphasized the necessity that rotational limits of self-treatment become perceptible "as such", also the respective way of relating to them. How else could the general image structure of a fairy tale get into the gears of an individual life story (in Kleistian language), in such a way that a new turn of the life spiral into the open becomes possible.

Okay, so what is this I'm supposed to be preaching to the choir thing? We all know all that, including the lecturer with the artistic cream cakes, of course. I guess I lacked the bite or in other words: where was the carajillo, the bitter espresso with a sufficient shot of brandy, which could have prevented the cream cakes from turning sour ...