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Grossmark, R. (2012). ‘A Way Out’ and A Way In: Reply to Commentary. Psychoanal. Dial., 22(6):657-661.

(2012). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22(6):657-661

‘A Way Out’ and A Way In: Reply to Commentary

Robert Grossmark, Ph.D.

I express my appreciation for Michal Rieck's thoughtful and fully felt reading of my paper. I underline her points that the regression that an unobtrusive yet fully engaged analyst can allow, is not solely a phenomenon in work with more disturbed patients, and that the essence of this position is to be without separateness. I outline a process of the “flow of enactive engagement,” which fosters a narrative unfolding of the field of the treatment. I suggest that the flow of enactive engagement is a contemporary mutual form of enacted free association and that Rieck is correct in saying that from my perspective psychoanalytic cure need not involve the analyst's interpretation. The mutual enactment itself can be the interpretation.

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