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Carlton, L. (2007). Pseudo-Ending, New Beginning. Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychol., 2(1):77-88.

(2007). International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 2(1):77-88

Finding Renee: A Clinical Symposium in Four Parts (Part Four)

Pseudo-Ending, New Beginning

Lucyann Carlton, J.D., Psy.D.

The material presented in this segment encompasses the fifth and sixth years of analysis, as the analysand begins to consolidate the gains in the therapy with enhanced vitality and success in her everyday life and relationships. The invitation to present the analytic material in a public forum is considered carefully by the dyad. Through careful analytic exploration, the analysand expresses her developmental strivings, which would be satisfied through the publication of this material. The lived reality, however, also finds the analytic pair again engaging in the repetitive dimension evoked by such public exposition. The material explores the impact on the analytic couple of the decision to present the analysis at a public conference and the working through of meanings of the analyst's presentation for the analysand at various levels of the patient's experience.

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