Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To search only within a publication time period…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Looking for articles in a specific time period? You can refine your search by using the Year feature in the Search Section. This tool could be useful for studying the impact of historical events on psychoanalytic theories.

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

Ogden, T.H. (1995). Analysing Forms Of Aliveness And Deadness Of The Transference-Countertransference. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 76:695-709.

(1995). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 76:695-709

Analysing Forms Of Aliveness And Deadness Of The Transference-Countertransference

Thomas H. Ogden

The sense of aliveness and deadness of the transference-countertransference represents a critical dimension of the analytic experience and may be the single most important measure of the moment-to-moment status of the analytic process. In this paper the author presents four clinical discussions that illustrate the importance of analysing the experience of aliveness and deadness in (of) the transference-countertransference. In each vignette particular emphasis is placed on the use of transference interpretation derived from experience in the countertransference to address the defensive and expressive role of the dynamic movement of aliveness and deadness at a given juncture in an analysis. The role played by the experience of aliveness and deadness in the structure of the patient's internal object world and quality of object relatedness is examined.

[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 © 2019, 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.