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Sirois, F. (1994). Dreaming about the Session. Psychoanal Q., 63:332-345.

(1994). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 63:332-345

Dreaming about the Session

François Sirois, M.D.


Dreams about the analytic session in which the analyst appears undisguised but the setting is changed are reported by most analysands. Such dreams are studied here as indicators of sensitive moments in the analysis. They are counterproposals by the analysand to the analytic activity of the analyst. They occur when the analyst's activity needs to be denied because it is experienced traumatically. Two particular disruptions are explored: the challenging of a narcissistic resistance, and one countertransferentially inspired deep interpretation.

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