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To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Eisnitz, A.J. (1981). The Perspective of the Self-Representation: Some Clinical Implications. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 29:309-336.

(1981). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 29:309-336

The Perspective of the Self-Representation: Some Clinical Implications

Alan J. Eisnitz, M.D.


The concept of the self-representation is offered as a framework for viewing clinical phenomena. As a final common pathway evolving from ego, superego, and id, the self-representation provides the "set" that organizes and gives a special quality to ego functions and object relations under pressure of unconscious wishes. Attention to the shifts of cathexes within the self-representation, to the forces that produce stability or instability within it, and to the defensive measures employed to correct instability is proposed as an approach which expands the analyst's—and ultimately the patient's—insights. Therapeutic change involves the progressive integration of new units of the self-representation. Older

functional aspects of the self-representation and the object relations connected with them must be relinquished. Such renunciations frequently evoke reactions in response to loss both of the "parts" of the self and of the object. Such reactions merit careful therapeutic scrutiny.

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