Ideas of influence: the impact of the analyst's character on the analysis.

@article{Kite2008IdeasOI,
  title={Ideas of influence: the impact of the analyst's character on the analysis.},
  author={Jane V Kite},
  journal={The Psychoanalytic quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={1075-104}
}
  • Jane V Kite
  • Published 2008 in The Psychoanalytic quarterly
The fact that analysts inevitably analyze "in character" (i.e., as themselves) has been commonly assumed but unacknowledged publicly ever since Freud's Papers on Technique (1911-1915). Analysts' implicit private beliefs about the impact of their own characters on analytic work have been addressed obliquely via theorizing about the analyst's subjectivity and the role of mutually created resistances and enactments in the transference/countertransference matrix, but these views remain largely… CONTINUE READING

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