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Psychic Retreats: Pathological Organizations in Psychotic, Neurotic and Borderline Patients
A Theory of Psychic Retreats. Psychic Retreats. The Paranoid-schizoid and Depressive Positions. Review: Narcissistic Object Relations and Pathological Organisations of the Personality. The RecoveryExpand
Patient-centered and analyst-centered interpretations: Some implications of containment and countertransference.
(1994). Patient‐centered and analyst‐centered interpretations: Some implications of containment and countertransference. Psychoanalytic Inquiry: Vol. 14, Contemporary Kleinian Psychoanalysis, pp.Expand
Interpretative enactments and the analytic setting
  • J. Steiner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 April 2006
Enactments are recognized to be inevitable, sometimes informative and yet harmful to the patient and to the analytic process (Sandler 1976, 1977; Joseph 1981, 2003). Supporting the argument thatExpand
Revenge and resentment in the 'Oedipus situation'.
  • J. Steiner
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 June 1996
The author considers an important form of 'psychic retreat' to be based on resentment and grievance. In this paper he discusses how resentments can build up and be nursed when the impulse to violenceExpand
Seeing and being seen: Narcissistic pride and narcissistic humiliation
  • J. Steiner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 August 2006
Seeing and being seen are important aspects of narcissism, where self‐consciousness is always a feature, and one which becomes acute when a patient loses the protection of a narcissistic relationshipExpand
Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat
Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat examines the themes that surface when considering clinical situations where patients feel stuck and where a failure to develop impedes theExpand
Containment, enactment and communication.
  • J. Steiner
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 April 2000
Two patients are described in whom ordinary means of communication were disrupted by the deployment of primitive defensive mechanisms that prevented the author from integrating affect, context andExpand
The Conflict between Mourning and Melancholia
  • J. Steiner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Psychoanalytic quarterly
  • 1 January 2005
Conflict between facing the reality of loss on the one hand, and denying it on the other, is explored in clinical material drawn from an analysis approaching termination. The intrapsychic conflictExpand
A psychotic organization of the personality.
  • J. Steiner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1991
Clinical material is presented to illustrate the difference between psychotic and non-psychotic organizations of the personality. It is suggested that the psychotic part of the personality strives toExpand
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