Reading Harold Searles.

  title={Reading Harold Searles.},
  author={Thomas H. Ogden},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={88 Pt 2},
  • Thomas H. Ogden
  • Published 2007 in The International journal of psycho-analysis
Through a close reading of two of Searles's papers, the author explores not only what Searles thinks, but the way he thinks and how he works with patients. Searles makes use of a form of emotional responsiveness to the transference-countertransference that entails a seamless continuity of conscious and unconscious receptivity and thought. His unflinchingly honest descriptions of what is occurring in the transference-countertransference seem, as if of their own accord, to generate original… CONTINUE READING


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