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Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Robert Waska

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

One of therapy's greatest challenges is the moment of transference, when a patient unconsciously transfers emotion or desire to a new and present object—in some cases the therapist. During the course ... More


Interpretive Acting Out: Unavoidable and Sometimes Useful

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the clinical difficulty of making accurate and helpful interpretations that do not become part of the patient's defensive system. Using one extensive case presentation, it ... More


Enactments, Interactions, and Interpretations

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the variety of interactions and enactments that take place in psychoanalytic treatment, often stemming from the patient's reaction to analytic contact. During the course of ... More


Successes, Failures, and Question Marks

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the difficulty of private practice and demonstrates the real-world, on-the-ground truth of psychoanalytic treatment involving hard-to-reach patients. Most analysts encounter a ... More


Taming, Restoring, and Rebuilding, or Sealing Off, Burying, and Eliminating the Object: Two Ways of Controlling the Other

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the internalization of the unstable, fragile, or even pathological ideal, as opposed to Melanie Klein's idea of a normal, developmentally stable ideal. In psychoanalytic ... More


Two Varieties of Psychic Retreat: The Struggle with Combined Paranoid and Depressive Conflicts

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines two cases in which psychic retreat has been only partly functional and in many cases has sprung a leak, leaving the patient feeling helplessly exposed to the worst aspects of ... More


Introduction

Robert Waska

in Moments of Uncertainty in Therapeutic Practice: Interpreting Within the Matrix of Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Enactment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151535
eISBN:
9780231525237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151535.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book examines the intimate, day-to-day, moment-to-moment clinical experience that unfolds when treating a wide variety of patients in private practice. Each chapter follows a wide spectrum of ... More


At Home and Not at Home in Empire: Transnational Phantasies of Colonial Modernity

Laurie J. Sears

in Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836832
eISBN:
9780824871031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836832.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the transnational movement of bodies, fashions, phantasies, and memories between colony and metropole by focusing on the fiction of Tirto Adhi Soerjo and Louis Couperus as ... More


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