Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To refine your search with the author’s first initial…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

If you get a large number of results after searching for an article by a specific author, you can refine your search by adding the author’s first initial. For example, try writing “Freud, S.” in the Author box of the Search Tool.

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

Ogden, T.H. (1996). Reconsidering Three Aspects Of Psychoanalytic Technique. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 77:883-899.

(1996). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 77:883-899

Reconsidering Three Aspects Of Psychoanalytic Technique

Thomas H. Ogden

In this paper three aspects of analytic technique are reconsidered from the perspective that analytic technique must serve the analytic process. The author views the analytic process as centrally involving the unconscious interplay of states of reverie of analyst and analysand, leading to the creation of a third subject of analysis. It is through the shared but asymmetrical experiencing of the ‘analytic third’ that analyst and analysand acquire a sense of, and generate symbols for, formerly unspoken and unthought aspects of the internal object world of the analysand. The state of reverie of the analytic pair requires conditions of privacy that must be safeguarded by analytic technique. From the perspective of the foregoing conception of the analytic process, the author attempts in the first part of this paper to reconsider the role of the couch in the analytic process. The second and third sections are devoted to a re-examination of aspects of analytic technique relating to the ‘fundamental rule’ of psychoanalysis and to the analysis of dreams.

[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.