Reflections on some relations between psychoanalytic concepts and psychoanalytic practice.

@article{Sandler1983ReflectionsOS,
  title={Reflections on some relations between psychoanalytic concepts and psychoanalytic practice.},
  author={Jack Sandler},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  year={1983},
  volume={64 Pt 1},
  pages={35-45}
}
  • Jack Sandler
  • Published 1983 in The International journal of psycho-analysis
This paper adopts the standpoint that psychoanalytic theory has been in a state of continuous organic development from the beginning, with states of theoretical strain being generated with each new advance in theory. The meaning of concepts becomes stretched, and psychoanalysts develop implicit theories, concepts and definitions that differ from the 'official' or 'public' formulations. While flexible concepts play an important part in psychoanalytic theory, it should be accepted that each may… CONTINUE READING

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