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Binstock, W.A. (1973). The Therapeutic Relationship. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 21:543-557.

(1973). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 21:543-557

The Therapeutic Relationship

William A. Binstock, M.D.


A "real" relationship is defined as actual (rather than fantasy) and involving a whole object. By so construing what the analyst offers throughout, and the analysand achieves at a successful termination, a unitary model of the therapeutic relationship is constructed which bears on the roles of transference, alliance, and repetition compulsion.

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