Working with a Twin: Implications for the Transference

  title={Working with a Twin: Implications for the Transference},
  author={Vivienne Lewin},
SUMMARY The relationship between twins is based on primitive mechanisms which need to be mitigated by a containing and processing mother for adequate emotional development to take place. Where this fails, the twins remain in an arrested state of development dependent on splitting and excessive projective identification, and unable to separate. This is reflected in the transference relationship, the psychotherapist being experienced as a twin, a reflection of the patient, rather than as a… CONTINUE READING