The centrality of the psychoanalytic setting and the changing aims of treatment. A perspective from a theory of object relations.

@article{Modell1988TheCO,
  title={The centrality of the psychoanalytic setting and the changing aims of treatment. A perspective from a theory of object relations.},
  author={Arnold H. Modell},
  journal={The Psychoanalytic quarterly},
  year={1988},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          577-96
        }
}
  • Arnold H. Modell
  • Published in The Psychoanalytic quarterly 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The psychoanalytic setting, which includes the bond between analysand and analyst, is the foundation of psychoanalytic treatment. This object tie, although in the here and now, and "real", is demarcated from ordinary life and can be thought of as existing within a different level of reality. The psychoanalytic setting is subject to symbolic transformations that enable non-specific developmental conflicts to be worked through. I have described this transformation as the "dependent/containing… CONTINUE READING

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