Obstacles facing the psychoanalyst when interpreting narcissistic pathologies: characteristics of the authoritarian patient.

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This paper explores the unconscious agreements between patient and analyst that promote some aspects of conflict to be excluded from the content of the interpretations. This generates an experience of exerting omnipotent control over the analyst, which subsequently consolidates a narcissistic phantasy. A stagnation of the analytic process is established in… (More)

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