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Abrams, S. (1987). The Psychoanalytic Process: A Schematic Model. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 68:441-452.

(1987). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 68:441-452

The Psychoanalytic Process: A Schematic Model

Samuel Abrams

SUMMARY

Clinical analysis can be usefully conceptualized as a process, with a locus, impetus, direction, and sequential steps. The schematic model proposed of such a process places the locus within the patient's mind; derives the impetus from the assimilative tendencies of the psychic apparatus; defines the direction from neurotic mechanisms to new consolidations; and suggests a sequence of four steps. The four steps are the resistance of character, the resistance of the transference consolidation, the resistance of the revived past, and the post-analytic consolidation. A variety of advantages of a careful review of such features are described. Some of the limitations of the model are offered as well.

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