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Tarachow, S. (1962). Interpretation and Reality in Psychotherapy. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 43:377-387.

(1962). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 43:377-387

Interpretation and Reality in Psychotherapy

Sidney Tarachow

SUMMARY

The goal and task of treatment are stated.

Working definitions of psycho-analysis and psychotherapy are given. An outline of psychotherapeutic measures is suggested. There are three categories.

1. Supply the infantile object. This is the conception of the renunciation of the object in analysis and retention of the object in psychotherapy. The

limitations, implications, and complications of this are discussed. This is the unanalysed transference.

2. Supply or permit displacement. This can take four directions.

a. to the transference

b. to new symptoms, via inexact interpretation

c. projection

d. introjection

3. Supply stability. By way of

a. ego support

b. superego support

c. education and information

d. reality changes.

Certain related issues are also discussed, particularly the problem of motivation for treatment and the complications of reassurance.

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