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Skolnick, N.J. (2006). The Action's in the Action: Reply to Commentary. Psychoanal. Dial., 16(1):39-43.

(2006). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 16(1):39-43

The Action's in the Action: Reply to Commentary Related Papers

Neil J. Skolnick, Ph.D.

Points of agreement and discrepancy between Frankel and Skolnick are addressed. A good measure of the disparity was traced to a basic misunderstanding of the concept of Dynamic Identification, which Frankel, at times, took to mean something akin to an analyst's self-disclosure of her or his struggles, instead of the internalization of the selfobject interaction in the analytical context. The question of state diagnoses is considered with an emphasis on reconsidering the concept of regression.

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