Tip: To see Abram’s analysis of Winnicott’s theories…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

In-depth analysis of Winnicott’s psychoanalytic theorization was conducted by Jan Abrams in her work The Language of Winnicott. You can access it directly by clicking here.

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

Stambler, M., Pyles, R.L. (1992). Meetings of the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East. Psychoanal Q., 61:326-327.

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.

Athens or federation user? Login here.

Not already a subscriber? Order a subscription today.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:326-327

Meetings of the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East

Morris Stambler and Robert L. Pyles


Dr. Haynal discussed the origins of some of our concepts in psychoanalysis. The common notion that everything in treatment is transference is not something one will find in Freud, despite Freud's emphasis on the transference. Ideas relative to countertransference that are important in the British, Swiss, and French schools, and hidden ideas of object relations and intersubjectivity, are also not found in Freud. What is the origin of these ideas? Dr. Haynal traced them back to the intimate relationship between Freud and Ferenczi. The early psychoanalytic pioneers did not make a sharp distinction between the private and personal, and the psychoanalytic. For example, Ferenczi fell in love with Elma Pálos, his analysand and the daughter of Gizella Pálos, then his mistress, later to be his wife. Ferenczi pressed Freud to help him with this crisis by briefly analyzing Elma. In 1909 Freud wrote to Jung urging him not to analyze his wife because of the problem of countertransference.

The early pioneers worked with the conviction that the analysis could be dissociated from the relationship. While Freud discovered the transference, he did not make explicit its limits, nor did he seem particularly enthusiastic about working with it. In a letter to Pfister in 1910, Freud said, "Transference is our cross to bear." He spoke of it often in

[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 © 2015, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing. 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.