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Balint, M. (1979). The Basic Fault: Therapeutic Aspects of Regression. London/New York: Tavistock Publications.

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Balint, M. (1979). The Basic Fault. , 1-196. London/New York: Tavistock Publications.

The Basic Fault: Therapeutic Aspects of Regression

Michael Balint, M.D., Ph.D., M.SC.

Contents

  Preface to the 1979 Reprint by Enid Balint vii
  Preface ix
  PART I · The three areas of the mind
1 The therapeutic processes and their localization 3
2 Interpretation and working-through 8
3 The two levels of analytic work 11
4 The area of the basic fault 18
5 The area of creation 24
6 Summary 28
  PART II · Primary narcissism and primary love
7 Freud's three theories 35
8 Inherent contradictions 40
9 Clinical facts about narcissism 46
10 Schizophrenia, addiction, and other narcissitic conditions 52
11 Ante-natal and early post-natal states 59
12 Primary love 64
13 Adult love 73
  PART III · The gulf and the analyst's responses to it
14 Regression and the child in the patient 79
15 The problem of language in upbringing and in psychoanalytical treatment 92
16 The classical technique and its limitations 99
17 The hazards inherent in consistent interpretation 104
18 The hazards inherent in managing the regression 110
  PART IV · The benign and the malignant forms of regression
19 Freud and the idea of regression 119
20 Symptomatology and diagnosis 127

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