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Balint, M. (1979). The Basic Fault: Therapeutic Aspects of Regression. London/New York: Tavistock Publications.

Balint, M. (1979). The Basic Fault. , 1-196. London/New York: Tavistock Publications.

The Basic Fault: Therapeutic Aspects of Regression

Michael Balint, M.D., Ph.D., M.SC.


  Preface to the 1979 Reprint by Enid Balint vii
  Preface ix
  PART I · The three areas of the mind
1 The therapeutic processes and their localization 3
2 Interpretation and working-through 8
3 The two levels of analytic work 11
4 The area of the basic fault 18
5 The area of creation 24
6 Summary 28
  PART II · Primary narcissism and primary love
7 Freud's three theories 35
8 Inherent contradictions 40
9 Clinical facts about narcissism 46
10 Schizophrenia, addiction, and other narcissistic conditions 52
11 Ante-natal and early post-natal states 59
12 Primary love 64
13 Adult love 73
  PART III · The gulf and the analyst's responses to it
14 Regression and the child in the patient 79
15 The problem of language in upbringing and in psychoanalytical treatment 92
16 The classical technique and its limitations 99
17 The hazards inherent in consistent interpretation 104
18 The hazards inherent in managing the regression 110
  PART IV · The benign and the malignant forms of regression
19 Freud and the idea of regression 119
20 Symptomatology and diagnosis 127
21 Gratifications and object relationships 133
22 The various forms of therapeutic regression 138
23 The disagreement between Freud and Ferenczi, and its repercussions 149
  PART V · The regressed patient and his analyst
24 Therapeutic regression, primary love, and the basic fault 159
25 The unobtrusive analyst 173
26 Bridging the gulf 182
  Bibliography 189
  Special bibliography on oral dependence and related states 195

Preface to the 1979 Reprint to "The Basic Fault: Therapeutic Aspects of Regression"

The ideas put forward and the questions raised in this book were important ten years ago; some of them are, perhaps, even more important today.

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