D H Frayn

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Characteristics of patients accepted for both intensive psychotherapy and psychoanalysis were rated during their initial assessments. Twenty cases that terminated prematurely (most within the first month) were compared with twenty cases that continued in therapy. While neither specific diagnosis, type of insight therapy, nor gender of the patient or(More)
The dreams of anorexic patients' were recorded using a standardized sleep questionnaire concerning the perceptual qualities and affects remembered from their dreams. The anorexic subjects consistently had less frequent dream recall, fewer dreams in colour and fewer pleasurable themes than was noted in the normal controls. Anorexics frequently saw themselves(More)
Unspoken actions between the therapist and the patient have major and often unconscious influences on the psychotherapeutic situation. Mutual transferences can bring about acting-out behaviors that portray transference wishes and defenses within both parties. Such actions tend to replace or overshadow verbalizing intrapsychic strife and in that sense can(More)
Three distinct psychotherapy supervision group formats developed over a fourteen-year period. The most consistently successful format was having a proposed psychotherapy supervision topic but with the primary emphasis being placed on free group discussion. The more inexperienced psychotherapy supervisors initially seem to want a more structured didactic(More)
An intersubjective field is created by the interplay between the subjective inner worlds of the patient and therapist. The study of intersubjective processes has been based loosely on the paradigm of infant and caregiver interactions with subsequent empathic appreciation of each others' subjective realities. This approach is not necessarily dependent on an(More)
Regressive transferences are but one manifestation of dynamic infantile and frequently unconscious fantasies seen in patients with a primitive personality organization. Such transference relationships may vary from an apparent profound unrelatedness to intense symbiotic dependencies. These transferences are primarily preoedipal and may include grandiose,(More)
A psychoanalytic session is described where both the analyst and analysand experienced a dream-like state associated with the theme of childhood illness. The analyst's countertransference took the form of a hypnogogic reverie concerning a dying boy's plea for his help, while the analysand's transference reaction was to re-experience the analyst as the(More)
Erotic transferences occur on a spectrum reflecting the ease or difficulty of their management. They represent sexualized re-enactments of important childhood relationships. This phase in psychotherapy may be a transient developmental feature or in some instances, assume a formidable resistance to further insightful work. Two case illustrations are given to(More)
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