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Treurniet, N. (1994). What is Psychoanalysis Now?. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 75:843-845.

(1994). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 75:843-845

What is Psychoanalysis Now?

N. Treurniet

Dear Sir,

Owing to a regretful oversight on my part, the following references to Gregorio Kohon's 'Introduction' to the book he edited, The British School of Psychoanalysis—The Independent Tradition, were unacknowledged in my article, 'What is psychoanalysis now?' (Int. J. Psychoanal., 1993, 74: 873–891).

1. Page 874, on line 23 from the top, left column, my text: 'Klauber reminded us that the most neglected aspect of the psychoanalytic encounter is that it is a relationship … It has very gradually been realised that the quality of this relationship is also relevant to the effect of an analysis …' (Treurniet, p. 874)

Kohon's text: 'Klauber … stresses what he considers to be the most neglected aspect of the psychoanalytic encounter: that it is a relationship …' (Kohon, 1986p. 53); 'it is the quality of the analytic relationship that matters for the outcome of the analysis …' (Kohon, p. 54).

2. Page 877, 7 lines from the top, my text: 'However, just as everything the patient feels about his analyst is called "transference", there is a converse tendency to call everything the analyst feels about his patient "countertransference". The result is excessive emphasis on the concept of projective identification, which is thereby to some extent abused. To base all interpretations on countertransference feelings that are exclusively a consequence of projective identification is to deny what the patient has to say. The theory of countertransference has little by little become a defence against the impact of the reality of the analytic relationship—a defence which belongs to the analyst and not to the patient' (Treurniet, p.

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