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Jeffrey, W.D. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990: Self-Analysis: A Fool for a Patient? Richard D. Chessick. Pp. 311-340.. Psychoanal Q., 61:681-682.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990: Self-Analysis: A Fool for a Patient? Richard D. Chessick. Pp. 311-340.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:681-682

The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990: Self-Analysis: A Fool for a Patient? Richard D. Chessick. Pp. 311-340.

William D. Jeffrey

Chessick has reviewed the scant literature about the self-analysis that occurs after a successful training analysis. He has performed self-analysis for over twenty-five years, using a self psychology viewpoint. He determines that the pregenital contribution to the nuclear self and to tension regulation was not originally analyzed. The primary value of self-analysis is in dealing with inevitable countertransference problems. Self-analysis reworks and better integrates the internalization of one's psychoanalyst, especially in the area of unresolved negative transference. Self-analysis makes possible research into the differences between formal psychoanalysis and

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self-analysis. Chessick reports that his self-analysis resulted in a salutary therapeutic effect, and he provides several examples.

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Article Citation

Jeffrey, W.D. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVII, 1990. Psychoanal. Q., 61:681-682

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