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Schafer, R. (2005). Conflict: Conceptualization, Practice, Problems. Psychoanal Q., 74(1):47-63.

(2005). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 74(1):47-63

Conflict: Conceptualization, Practice, Problems

Roy Schafer, Ph.D.

Although intrapsychic conflict has proved its usefulness as an organizing concept in both theoretical and clinical discourse, it should be regarded as a narrative choice, for there exist other useful ways to address the relevant phenomena. Ignoring the narrativity of intrapsychic conflict opens the way to simplistic and anthropomorphic psychoanalytic discourse. Technical difficulties may result. The author presents two relatively brief case summaries to illustrate the varied narratives used to describe intrapsychic conflict and its analysis.

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