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Theoretical fundamentals book
The approach to psychoanalytical treatment, with its focus on the dimension of positivity, is based on the following Freudian concepts: facilitation; ramification; infiltration; associative reflection; and the role of the superego. The study of the dynamics of facilitation leads to infer that new facilitations or the psychic imprinting of new experiences can be therapeutically established so that they may break, interrupt or lessen the cathexis of pathogenic ones. The terms 'reflections' and 'infiltrations' are closely related in that both clearly demonstrate the complexity of psychical interrelationships. The role of positivity comes into play when traumatic representations are bound to non-traumatic ones in a delicate balance (inter-weaving) that restores the psyche to its original state of equilibrium. The stimulation of the health-enhancing functions of the superego is a cornerstone of the working hypothesis related to treatment which focuses on the positive dimension. The superego contains within it a structure of the socio-cultural world.