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Thomä, H. (2009). Transference and the Psychoanalytic Encounter. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 18(4):237-249.

(2009). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 18(4):237-249

Transference and the Psychoanalytic Encounter

Helmut Thomä

John Klauber's introduction of the concept of “encounter” signifies a milestone on the way towards an intersubjective understanding of the psychoanalytic method. The concept of encounter is comprehensive and refers to all aspects of the “here-and-now,” including transference from the “then-and-there.” Klauber's contribution points out that the psychoanalytic situation is primarily a therapeutic one. The solution to the transference depends on new experience, and therefore he emphasizes the role of spontaneity. Klauber describes unintended traumatizing aspects, one of the antidotes for which is spontaneity. What is real and actual in the transference should be admitted—at least as “plausible.”

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