Masochism and the inner mother.

  title={Masochism and the inner mother.},
  author={D Lebe},
  journal={Psychoanalytic review},
  volume={84 4},
  • D Lebe
  • Published in Psychoanalytic review 1997
My understanding and treatment of patients with severe masochistic features has evolved and changed radically over the last fifteen years. My work with John and his subsequent life led me to search for new techniques and eventually to the discovery of a different way of understanding and treating these patients. I analyzed John in accord with the classical Freudian formulation of masochism. The paternal transference was central and-while a maternal transference and work with the residues of his… CONTINUE READING