Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To see who cited a particular article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To see what papers cited a particular article, click on “[Who Cited This?] which can be found at the end of every article.

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

Rosenfeld, H. (1987). Impasse and Interpretation: Therapeutic and anti-therapeutic factors in the psychoanalytic treatment of psychotic, borderline, and neurotic patients. New Library of Psychoanalysis, 1:1-318. London: Tavistock.

Welcome to PEP Web!

Viewing the full text of this document requires a subscription to PEP Web.

If you are coming in from a university from a registered IP address or secure referral page you should not need to log in. Contact your university librarian in the event of problems.

If you have a personal subscription on your own account or through a Society or Institute please put your username and password in the box below. Any difficulties should be reported to your group administrator.


Can't remember your username and/or password? If you have forgotten your username and/or password please click here and log in to the PaDS database. Once there you need to fill in your email address (this must be the email address that PEP has on record for you) and click "Send." Your username and password will be sent to this email address within a few minutes. If this does not work for you please contact your group organizer.

OpenAthens or federation user? Login here.

Not already a subscriber? Order a subscription today.

(1987). New Library of Psychoanalysis, 1:1-318. London: Tavistock.

Impasse and Interpretation: Therapeutic and anti-therapeutic factors in the psychoanalytic treatment of psychotic, borderline, and neurotic patients

Herbert Rosenfeld


Acknowledgements vii
Part One: Introduction 2
1. A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Treatment of Psychosis 3
Part Two: the Analyst's Contribution to Successful and Unsuccessful Treatment  
2. Some Therapeutic and Anti-Therapeutic Factors in the Functioning of the Analyst 31
3. Breakdown of Communication between Patient and Analyst 45
Part Three: the Influence of Narcissism on the Analyst's Task  
4. The Narcissistic Omnipotent Character Structure: A Case Of Chronic Hypochondriasis 65
5. Narcissistic Patients with Negative Therapeutic Reactions 85
6. Destructive Narcissism and the Death Instinct 105
7. The Problem of Impasse in Psychoanalytic Treatment 133
Part Four: The Influence of Projective Identification on the Analyst's Task  
8. Projective Identification in Clinical Practice 157
9. Projective Identification and the Problem of Containment in a Borderline Psychotic Patient 191
10. Further Difficulties in Containing Projective Identification 209
11. Projective Identification and the Psychotic Transference in Schizophrenia 220
12. Projective Identification and Counter-Transference Difficulties in the Course of an Analysis with a Schizophrenic Patient 241
Part Five: Conclusion  
13. Afterthought: Changing Theories and Changing Techniques in Psychoanalysis 265
Appendix on the Treatment of Psychotic States by Psychoanalysis – an Historical Approach 281
References 321

[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 © 2017, 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.