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Levine, L. (2009). Impasse and Resonance Across Multiple Relational Realms: Reply to Commentaries. Psychoanal. Dial., 19(4):480-485.

(2009). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 19(4):480-485

Impasse and Resonance Across Multiple Relational Realms: Reply to Commentaries

Lauren Levine, Ph.D.

In my response to the commentaries by Anthony Bass, Irwin Hirsch, and Margaret Crastnopol, I focus on conscious and unconscious factors that open or close potential space across relational realms, including that of analyst and patient, parent and child. I then extend these notions to the supervisory relationship. I describe how these issues affected the writing process for me, and explore the impact that writing has had on the ongoing treatment with my patient. I consider too the ways in which shame travels intersubjectively, shutting down transitional space and interfering with aliveness, authenticity, and creativity.

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