Richard Sterba's (1934) “The Fate of the Ego in Analytic Therapy”

  title={Richard Sterba's (1934) “The Fate of the Ego in Analytic Therapy”},
  author={Lawrence S. Friedman and Eslee Samberg},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  pages={863 - 873}
RIEDhlAN DESCRIBEDTHE SIGNIFICANCE of Sterba’s (1934) paper and F prepared the audience for the ideas that would follow. I n his view, Sterba’s concept of a therapeutic dissociation within the ego is one of three central paradigms in psychoanalytic treatment which distinguish themselves by linking clinical observation to an abstract theory of structural change. The other two paradigms are Freud’s concept of making the unconscious conscious, and Strachey’s concept of superego transference as… 

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  • Int. J. Psjchoanal
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