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Allison, G.H. (1984). Projective Identification and Psychotherapeutic Technique: By Thomas H. Ogden, M.D. New York/London: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1982. 236 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 53:480-483.

(1984). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 53:480-483

Projective Identification and Psychotherapeutic Technique: By Thomas H. Ogden, M.D. New York/London: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1982. 236 pp.

Review by:
George H. Allison

The increased currency of the term, projective identification, among non-Kleinian therapists and analysts makes this book timely. Ogden's arguments for its clinical usefulness are well written and moderately toned. He states in his introductory chapter, "The clinical and theoretical usefulness of the concept of projective identification has suffered from imprecision of definition. Because therapists and analysts have used the term in widely different ways, the term has been the source of considerable confusion in analytic discussions and in the literature" (p. 6). Ogden uses it in the expanded definition previously expounded by Malin and Grotstein, who postulated "three elements: the projection, the creation of an 'alloy' of external object and projected self, and reinternalization" (p. 29).

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