Psychoanalytic technique and the development of the capacity to reflect.

  title={Psychoanalytic technique and the development of the capacity to reflect.},
  author={M J Gehrie},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  volume={41 4},
  • M J Gehrie
  • Published 1993 in
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
The capacity to reflect is an essential precondition for the existence and maintenance of an analytic process. This paper describes the technical environment that may enable the functional emergence and management of this precondition. In order that the specific features of such an environment may be addressed, psychoanalysis is differentiated from psychotherapy in terms of goals, and this is followed by a discussion of technical modalities that reflect uniquely analytic aims. In conjunction… CONTINUE READING

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