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(1967). Revista De Psicoanalisis. XXIII, 1966: About Interpreting in the Here and Now and Its Relationship to Freud's Conceptual Formulation of the Timelessness of the Unconscious. Fidias R. Cesio. Pp. 149-160.. Psychoanal Q., 36:475-476.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Revista De Psicoanalisis. XXIII, 1966: About Interpreting in the Here and Now and Its Relationship to Freud's Conceptual Formulation of the Timelessness of the Unconscious. Fidias R. Cesio. Pp. 149-160.

(1967). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 36:475-476

Revista De Psicoanalisis. XXIII, 1966: About Interpreting in the Here and Now and Its Relationship to Freud's Conceptual Formulation of the Timelessness of the Unconscious. Fidias R. Cesio. Pp. 149-160.

It is generally agreed that the transference-countertransference phenomena are interpreted in the present and at the same time contain the historical biographical elements of the past. The author contends that the idea of the 'here and now' must imply a temporal relation, while the transference-countertransference phenomena which depend on the unconscious are formulated as timelessness. This contradiction can be avoided by the author's concept of 'timeless present', which he contrasts to other types of 'present' such as 'historical present' and 'present time'. In essence, Cesio feels an interpretation is more correct when the formulation includes the lack of the sense of time in unconscious psychic activity, and contrasts it with the sense of time in mature conscious thinking. Language supports some of his contentions. He objects to the use of the past tense in time as it signifies a compromise and thereby increases resistance. Object images that remain dissociated and projected by the use of time, including isolation, will not be an integral part

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of analysis unless the transference-countertransference timelessness is clearly understood by the patient.

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Article Citation

(1967). Revista De Psicoanalisis. XXIII, 1966. Psychoanal. Q., 36:475-476

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