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Trop, J.L. Stolorow, R.D. (1992). Defense Analysis in Self Psychology: A Developmental View. Psychoanal. Dial., 2(4):427-442.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2(4):427-442

Defense Analysis in Self Psychology: A Developmental View Related Papers

Jeffrey L. Trop, M.D. and Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D.

This article illustrates the varying transference meanings of defense analysis as conceptualized from a self psychology perspective. A case presentation is offered demonstrating the changing meanings of the analyst's defense interpretations resulting from the differing developmental contexts that organized the transference during the course of the analysis. It is emphasized that what the analyst interprets should be guided by an understanding of the primary developmental longings mobilized in the transference at any juncture.

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