A mind of one's own.

  title={A mind of one's own.},
  author={R Caper},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={78 ( Pt 2)},
  • R Caper
  • Published 1997 in The International journal of psycho-analysis
The author argues that in the transference the patient unconsciously identifies the analyst with what he has projected into him, creating what Strachey called an external phantasy object. In the intimate rapport of the analytic session, the analyst tends to identify with these projections as well, which brings him into a relationship with the patient that complements the patient's narcissistic object relationship with him. The analyst's identification with the patient's projections is a type of… CONTINUE READING