Failures to link: Attacks or defects?: Some questions concerning the thinkability of Oedipal and pre-Oedipal thoughts

@article{Alvarez1998FailuresTL,
  title={Failures to link: Attacks or defects?: Some questions concerning the thinkability of Oedipal and pre-Oedipal thoughts},
  author={A. Alvarez},
  journal={Journal of Child Psychotherapy},
  year={1998},
  volume={24},
  pages={213-231}
}
  • A. Alvarez
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Psychotherapy
Abstract The paper addresses the psychoanalytic question of how the child comes to know reality, especially a reality which demands two-tracked thinking. Some contradictions in Bion's theories of thinking are observed. Where there is a real difficulty or deficit in making links, rather than an attack on a previously established link, the therapist may need to attend to certain temporal and dynamic features of the link which can enable sequen-tiality, ordinality and twoness to be bearable and… Expand
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