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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


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


Trapped in an Emotional Foxhole: Coping with 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/9780231151535.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the different levels of chaos experienced by patients who utilize a psychic retreat. Using clinical material, it illustrates the imperfect nature of psychic retreat and the ... More


Kleinian Couple’s Treatment: A Complicated Case

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/9780231151535.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines how psychoanalytic treatment of Kleinian couples unfolds and the specific theoretical and clinical nuances that emerge. Melanie Klein's discoveries strengthened and expanded ... More


Different Ways of Controlling the Object

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/9780231151535.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the clinical difficulties faced by analysts when dealing with patients who are struggling with loss, grief, and persecution and the constant sense of failure to win their ... More


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