Negative Hallucinations, Dreams and Hallucinations – The Framing Structure and Its Representation in the Analytic Setting

Clinical Workshop with Rosine Jozef Perelberg

The IPU Sponsors and Fundraisers Association and thekrIPU student organization are delighted to welcome the psychoanalyst and former president of the British Psychoanalytic Society Rosine Jozef Perelberg from London. She will hold a clinical workshop on Negative Hallucinations, Dreams and Hallucinations: The Framing Structure and Its Representation in the Analytic Setting.

In this presentation I will explore the meaning of a patient's hallucinatory experiences in the course of a five times a week analysis. I will locate my understanding within the context of André Green's ideas on the role of the framing structure and the negative hallucination in the structuring of the mind. The understanding of the transference and countertransference was crucial in the creation of meaning and enabling the transformations that took place in the analytic process. Through a detailed analysis of a clinical example, I will examine Bion's distinction between hysterical hallucinations and psychotic hallucinations and formulate my own hypothesis about the distinctions between the two. I will suggest that whilst psychotic hallucinations express a conflict between life and death, in the hysterical hallucination it is between love and hate. The presentation also contains some reflections on the dramatic nature of the analytic encounter.

Rosine Jozef Perelberg is a Distinguished Fellow, Training Analyst and past President of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London and Corresponding Member of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society. Previously she undertook a PhD in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. She has written and edited 12 books which include Time, Space and Phantasy; Dreaming and Thinking; Freud: A Modern Reader; Murdered Father, Dead Father: Revisiting the Oedipus Complex and Sexuality, Excess and Representation all published by Routledge and the New Library of Psychoanalysis. Psychic Bisexuality has won the 2019 American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize for Best Edited Book. Rosine is the recipient of the 2023 Sigourney Award that honours outstanding psychoanalytic work worldwide. She was recently appointed to the International Psychoanalytical Association as the European Region Representative of The Community and the World Committee on Prejudice, Discrimination and Racism.


When and where?

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 10.1511.45 a.m.

Room 91b-03a + 91b-03b (2nd floor, Alt-Moabit 91b, 10557 Berlin)

Please register via kripu(at)