Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To convert articles to PDF…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

At the top right corner of every PEP Web article, there is a button to convert it to PDF. Just click this button and downloading will begin automatically.

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

Fountain, G. (2000). Resistance and Appreciation. Eckard Daser. Pp. 54-67.. Psychoanal Q., 69(2):440.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Resistance and Appreciation. Eckard Daser. Pp. 54-67.

(2000). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 69(2):440

Resistance and Appreciation. Eckard Daser. Pp. 54-67.

Gerard Fountain

Psychoanalysts have until recently regarded as resistance whatever in the patient's behavior and experience opposes the psychoanalytic process. Resistance has more recently been viewed also as a guide to the patient's unconscious conflict and as necessary for his or her functioning. Daser points out that resistance and respect for the analyst, and the patient's insight, are closely related. Thus, resistance is not merely an obstacle to analysis, but in fact permits it to take place. It is important in separation, development of insight, and structural change. It is a necessary condition for interpretation and for understanding of the self, just as it is essential in the constitution of personality and for identity in general.

- 440 -

Article Citation

Fountain, G. (2000). Resistance and Appreciation.. Psychoanal. Q., 69(2):440

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.