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Shane, M. Shane, E. (1984). The End Phase of Analysis: Indicators, Functions, and Tasks of Termination. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 32:739-772.

(1984). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 32:739-772

The End Phase of Analysis: Indicators, Functions, and Tasks of Termination

Morton Shane, M.D. and Estelle Shane, Ph.D.


This paper considers the end phase of analysis. Beginning with a brief review of the literature on termination, specifically the

indicators for initiating the termination process, we identify the structural attainments necessary for the patient to successfully complete the analysis and to maintain smooth post-analytic functioning. We stress in this regard the significance of self-analytic functions and the relative immutability of the transference neurosis. These points are illustrated with clinical examples. Our paper concludes with a discussion of the tasks and contributions of the analyst during the termination process. We make special reference to countertransference vulnerability resulting from the analyst's own termination experiences.

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