Model scenes: implications for psychoanalytic treatment.

  title={Model scenes: implications for psychoanalytic treatment.},
  author={Frank M. Lachmann and Joseph D. Lichtenberg},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  volume={40 1},
Model scenes are constructed by analyst and patient to organize puzzling information, integrate previous understanding, and initiate further exploration of experience. They are derived from a variety of sources: literature (oedipal myth); transference; ordinary or traumatic childhood events that occupy a pivotal position. Model scenes may conceptualize experiences of any age and motivational system, and are contrasted with screen memories and "telescoping" of events. Two clinical examples are… CONTINUE READING