The Transference and the Zone of Proximal Development

@article{Wilson1996TheTA,
  title={The Transference and the Zone of Proximal Development},
  author={A. Wilson and L. Weinstein},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={44},
  pages={167 - 200}
}
  • A. Wilson, L. Weinstein
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is discussed, a construct that, when introduced into psychoanalysis, advances understanding of the key clinical relationship between the intrapsychic and the interpersonal. Strands from several psychoanalytic formulations are brought together and forged into a coherent construct, which is then contrasted with the transference. It is shown how the ZPD provides the transference with its mutative potential. Just as the transference provides the motivation for… CONTINUE READING
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