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Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 361–367 | Cite as

An example of preverbal determinants in a classical analysis

  • Diana Siskind
A Festschrift for Gertrude and Rubin Blanck

Abstract

Ego psychology adds a valuable dimension to classical psychoanalytic theory and technique by illuminating some of the factors that shape the development of self and object representations. Insight into identity formation can, in some cases, uncover preverbal determinants that create obstacles to oedipal resolution. This is illustrated in an analytic case that reached an impasse during the termination phase, which was resolved when the preverbal component of this resistance was recognized and interpreted.

Keywords

Analytic Case Identity Formation Classical Analysis Object Representation Valuable Dimension 
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© Human Sciences Press 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Siskind
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  1. 1.New York

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