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Greenson, R.R. (1952). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXI, 1950: Short Communication on Criteria for Terminating Analysis. Sylvia Payne. P. 205.. Psychoanal Q., 21:270.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXI, 1950: Short Communication on Criteria for Terminating Analysis. Sylvia Payne. P. 205.

(1952). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 21:270

International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXI, 1950: Short Communication on Criteria for Terminating Analysis. Sylvia Payne. P. 205.

Ralph R. Greenson

Payne believes that we would be in a much better position to state the criteria for the termination of an analysis if we would record in the beginning of treatment a prognosis for subsequent comparison with the final result. The general criteria, such as the psychosexual development, the ability to have good social relationships, the analysis of the transference relationship, and the ability to deal with aggression must be considered in the light of whether the analysis has done as much as possible in the given individual case. She compares the end of an analysis with the anxieties of growing up, leaving school, rebirth, weaning and mourning. When breakdowns have occurred at these times in the past, there is apt to be ego instability and dependency which will make the termination more difficult.

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Greenson, R.R. (1952). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXI, 1950. Psychoanal. Q., 21:270

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