Levels of analytic work and levels of pathology: the work of calibration.

@article{Alvarez2010LevelsOA,
  title={Levels of analytic work and levels of pathology: the work of calibration.},
  author={Anne Alvarez},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={859-78}
}
This paper identifies three points on a continuum of levels of analytic work and levels of meaning. The thinking arose out of many years of work with autistic and borderline children, who were not able, for reasons of profound ego impairment, to respond to the more traditional explanatory interpretation as a method of ascribing meaning. Their capacity for introjection was limited. The author suggests that a prior level - lending meaning via description or amplification - is more effective in… CONTINUE READING

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