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Petcu, C. Tuckett, D. (2014). Discussion on the Paper: Dreaming the Session: Some Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique. Rom. J. Psychoanal., 7(2):207-211.

(2014). Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis, 7(2):207-211

Discussion on the Paper: Dreaming the Session: Some Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique

Camelia Petcu and David Tuckett

Any discussion that approaches psychoanalysis can be described using Freud's words that express openness, beyond various contradictions regarding the method: “Psychoanalysis gropes its way forward by the help of experience, is always incomplete and always ready to correct or modify its theories”.

The paper of Mr. David Tuckett “Dreaming the session” brings up again some fundamental aspects of the psychoanalytical technique (free association, resistances, transference, countertransference, enactment), aiming at constant preoccupation, but also at the dilemma of those who practice this profession on the source of displacement, what generates change, what is healing in this method. Hence the author explores what happens in the consulting room with the patient and his therapist, who dream the session together, the psychoanalytic process as dreaming. The thoughts and feelings experienced in the session as belonging to the analyst are his response, in a state of free-floating attention, to the dream brought in by the patient. Together, the patient's associations and the analyst's answers represent the material for psychoanalysis.

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