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Bachrach, H.M. (1983). On the Concept of Analyzability. Psychoanal Q., 52:180-203.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:180-203

On the Concept of Analyzability

Henry M. Bachrach, Ph.D.


Much of our understanding of analyzability is based upon a model of inquiry that assumes a relative comparability among analysts as observing and influencing instruments. This paper suggests that the individuality in understanding and application of the psychoanalytic procedure inherent in the psychoanalytic enterprise raises questions about the comparability of clinical observation and data and must be taken into account in a realistic understanding of the factors that govern analyzability.

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