Irma Brenman Pick

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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)
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