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Bierman, J.S. (1998). The Ego and Analysis of Defense. By Paul Gray, M.D. Northvale, NJ/London: Jason Aronson Inc., 1994. 254 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 67(1):160-164.

(1998). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 67(1):160-164

The Ego and Analysis of Defense. By Paul Gray, M.D. Northvale, NJ/London: Jason Aronson Inc., 1994. 254 pp.

Review by:
Joseph S. Bierman

In his prestructural theory technique paper of 1912, “The Dynamics of the Transference,” Freud graphically described the process of resistance. “The analysis has to struggle against the resistances…. The resistance accompanies the treatment step by step. Every single association, every act of the person under treatment must reckon with the resistance and represents a compromise between the forces that are striving towards recovery and the opposing ones…“. He stated that analysts make use of “the influencing of a person by means of the transference phenomena which are possible in his case.

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