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Kairys, D. (1952). Revista De Psicoanálisis. VII, 1949–1950 (Buenos Aires): Some Aspects of Interpretation in the Psychoanalysis of Children. Elisabeth Goode. Pp. 221–247.. Psychoanal Q., 21:291.
    
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Revista De Psicoanálisis. VII, 1949–1950 (Buenos Aires): Some Aspects of Interpretation in the Psychoanalysis of Children. Elisabeth Goode. Pp. 221–247.

(1952). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 21:291

Revista De Psicoanálisis. VII, 1949–1950 (Buenos Aires): Some Aspects of Interpretation in the Psychoanalysis of Children. Elisabeth Goode. Pp. 221–247.

David Kairys

The technique used in the analysis of children is not fundamentally different from that used with adults, even though special means are used to reach the same goal. With children, games and drawings supply the material obtained mostly by verbalization in adults. Children display as much resistance as adults. The child's ego, not yet fully developed, is more subject to unconscious control and this makes 'deep' interpretations more feasible. It is important to interpret material on the level on which it is being presented by the patient. Goode agrees with Melanie Klein that children under five develop a full transference neurosis and that it is essential that the negative transference feelings be analyzed. Analysis in puberty shows similarities to that in early infancy both in content and in the fact that in both periods the ego is weak in relation to the libidinal forces it must handle. Here also it is necessary to make deep interpretations in order to diminish anxiety and avoid a flight from analysis. The ego in latency has greater success in defending itself against instinctual pressures. As in adult analysis, in latency it is necessary to overcome defenses before any deeper interpretation will be effective. Detailed excerpts from several cases are presented to illustrate these points.

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Article Citation

Kairys, D. (1952). Revista De Psicoanálisis. VII, 1949–1950 (Buenos Aires). Psychoanal. Q., 21:291

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