Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To review the bibliography…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

It is always useful to review an article’s bibliography and references to get a deeper understanding of the psychoanalytic concepts and theoretical framework in it.

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

Emde, R.N. (1988). Development Terminable and Interminable II. Recent Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapeutic Considerations. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 69:283-296.

(1988). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 69:283-296

Development Terminable and Interminable II. Recent Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapeutic Considerations

Robert N. Emde


This is the second part of a paper previously published in the Journal. It reviews how the formulations proposed in Part 1 are not only consistent with interdisciplinary research findings from developmental psychobiology and from infant observations, but are also consistent with a range of clinical theories of psychoanalysis.

The basic motives of infancy and the motivational structures arising from early relationship development are the subject of increasing attention in psychoanalytic treatment. Aspects of the working alliance, both in the beginning and termination phases include considerations of emotional availability, the use of positive emotions, as well as the relationship 'match' between patient and analyst. These may determine outcome and are deemed worthy of further inquiry.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.