Sándor Ferenczi, A Classical and Contemporary Psychoanalyst

(with particular reference to transference and countertransference)*

Abstract

The article intends to show how Ferenczi is a genuine precursor for many of the themes which lie at the center of the current psychoanalytic debate and, for this reason, how he is the classical and the contemporary psychoanalyst par excellence, especially by the way he has progressively understood and learnt to operate with the patients focusing on working-through the mutual feelings engendered by the therapeutic process.

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Franco Borgogno, Ph.D. Author, Psychoanalyst, Formerly Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Psychology Faculty of Turin University (Italy); Full Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and Training and Supervising Analyst of the Società Psicoanalitica Italiana.

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Borgogno, F. Sándor Ferenczi, A Classical and Contemporary Psychoanalyst. Am J Psychoanal 79, 453–467 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1057/s11231-019-09222-1

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Keywords

  • history of psychoanalysis
  • transference
  • countertransference
  • development in psychoanalytic technique
  • Ferenczi