Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see definitions for highlighted words…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Some important words in PEP Web articles are highlighted when you place your mouse pointer over them. Clicking on the words will display a definition from a psychoanalytic dictionary in a small window.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Brenman, E. (1982). Separation: A Clinical Problem. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 63:303-310.

(1982). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 63:303-310

Separation: A Clinical Problem

Eric Brenman

SUMMARY

The paper deals with problems of separation in clinical practice. Various defences are outlined, such as indulgence in loveless sexuality, overeating, excessive intrusiveness, idealizations and paranoid grievances as means of avoiding separation anxiety. The main part of the paper deals with the avoidance of awareness of separation both in and out of the session in a case of clinical depression. An attempt is made to show how the patient arranges for others in his

life, including his analyst, to experience the pain of separation. The patient also contended that his objects and analyst could not cope with separation and used omnipotent defences that the patient was intent on exposing. The aim of the paper is to show how the analyst might deal with this problem in clinical practice.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.