Rui C. Campos esteve como visiting scholar na Queen's University, em Kinsgton, Canadá

Investigador do CIEP-UE, Rui C. Campos esteve na Queen's University, em Kinsgton, Canadá, como visiting scholar, onde realizou três apresentações, das quais destacamos a distinguished lecture intitulada: Taking a deeper look: Some considerations about the psychodynamics of suicide behaviours

O Prof. Rui C. Campos, docente do Departamento de Psicologia, Escola de Ciências Sociais, e investigador e responsável pelo tema de investigação Risco, Saúde e Bem-estar do Centro de Investigação em Educação e Psicologia (CIEP-UE) esteve na Queen's University, em Kinsgton, Canadá, como visiting scholar onde realizou três apresentações, entre elas uma distinguished lecture intitulada: Taking a deeper look: Some considerations about the psychodynamics of suicide behaviours

ABSTRACT: In this theoretical presentation, I discuss a psychoanalytic-focused and personal understanding of suicidal behaviours, from the perspective that this view is incomplete and that suicidal behaviours are complex and difficult to understand and predict. I emphasize psychological pain in a general sense as a unifying element in the understanding of this phenomenon; psychological pain that leads to an experience of intolerability or that results from it. I will describe several elements that I regard as central to the understanding of suicidal behaviours in a psychodynamic perspective: a set of internal characteristics that can be put within the scope of a depressive functioning of personality; the denial of anxiety; the anguish of death; and impulsivity and acting-out as a form of denying or mitigating / “handling” psychological suffering. I formulate the question: “How can we solve an internal paradox: there seems to be a lack of psychological energy in depressive functioning, but at the same time a certain amount of energy is needed to commit suicide!?” Baechler described several different types of suicide, including playful and aggressive ones, and I will also attempt to discuss their psychological meaning.

Publicado em 27.03.2019