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Abrams, S. (1974). A Discussion of the Paper by Joseph Sandler on 'Psychological Conflict and the Structural Model: Some Clinical and Theoretical Implications'. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 55:63-66.

(1974). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 55:63-66

A Discussion of the Paper by Joseph Sandler on 'Psychological Conflict and the Structural Model: Some Clinical and Theoretical Implications' Related Papers

Samuel Abrams

SUMMARY

Dr Sandler's observations on the existence of various imperatives which require analytic engagement are noted. His term 'unconscious peremptory urge' and his views may have some pedagogic value but they raise a conceptual problem, a clinical matter, and a theoretical issue. Conceptually, his label runs the risk of blurring certain fundamental psychoanalytic distinctive ideas; clinically, the 'equivalent' implied in his proposal may be unjustified; and theoretically, the conceptual opportunities inherent in our economic propositions appear to have been overlooked.

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