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Sandler, J. Freud, A. (1983). Discussions In The Hampstead Index Of the Ego And The Mechanisms Of Defense. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 31S(Supplement):19-146.

(1983). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 31S(Supplement):19-146

Discussions In The Hampstead Index Of the Ego And The Mechanisms Of Defense

Joseph Sandler, Ph.D. and Anna Freud, M.D.

The Ego's Defensive Operations as an Object of Analysis

CHAPTER 3 OF ANNA FREUD'S BOOK begins with a recapitulation of the view that it is the analyst's work

to bring into consciousness that which is unconscious, no matter to which psychic institution it belongs.

And, as she puts it,

when he sets about the work of enlightenment, he takes his stand at a point equidistant from the id, the ego, and the superego

(p. 28).


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