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Schuker, E. (1996). Toward Further Analytic Understanding of Lesbian Patients. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 44S(Supplement):485-508.

(1996). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44S(Supplement):485-508

Toward Further Analytic Understanding of Lesbian Patients

Eleanor Schuker

Psychoanalytic understanding of lesbianism has been excessively welded to unitary dynamic and etiologic themes, while actual dynamics vary among lesbian patients. Clinical material will illustrate this variety. Limitations in past theories and countertransference issues will be discussed. It is proposed that dynamics in lesbian patients should not be confused with pathology, and that an object choice originally embedded in conflict can become secondarily autonomous or remain fluid.

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