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Kernberg, O.F. (2001). Recent Developments in the Technical Approaches of English-Language Psychoanalytic Schools. Psychoanal Q., 70(3):519-547.

(2001). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 70(3):519-547

Recent Developments in the Technical Approaches of English-Language Psychoanalytic Schools

Otto F. Kernberg, M.D.

This paper summarizes developments in the major approaches to psychoanalytic technique derived from the ego psychology, Kleinian, British independent, self psychology, intersubjectivist, and interpersonal schools over the past fifty years. The author proposes that two major contemporary currents may be differentiated from each other, namely, the psychoanalytic “mainstream”—derived from contemporary Kleinian, contemporary Freudian, and British independent sources, and the “intersubjectivist-interpersonal-self psychology” current.

In significant contrast to these two major currents within the English-language psychoanalytic approaches, the French psychoanalytic school has evolved a unique third approach to analytic technique. The author proposes that these three currents constitute the dominant trends regarding technique in contemporary psychoanalytic practice. The paper concludes with a brief outline of the characteristics of each of these technical approaches.

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