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This paper is intended as a development of Strachey's classic paper 'The nature of the therapeutic action of psycho-analysis'. Strachey states that the full or deep transference experience is disturbing to the analyst; that which the analyst most fears and most wishes to avoid. He also stresses that conveying an interpretation in a calm way is necessary.… (More)
This paper is about a group of patients who appear to show excessive concern for their objects, reflecting a combination of a real wish for reparation alongside an attitude of hostility and superiority towards the object. Detailed clinical examples from two patients are used to illustrate a certain combination of characterological defences in these patients… (More)
This discussion addresses the conflict in technique between play versus interpretation. It further considers how the nature of the interpretation may be affected by a consideration of what is being projected into the analyst.