Exit Oedipus Or

Three dreams that emerged over a 3-month period during the fourth year of an analysis constituted the heart of Kohut's (1984) illustrative case in chapter 7 of How Does Analysis Cure Asserting that he used to be highly skilled at formulating in terms of incompletely resolved Oedipal complexes, and still could do so, he declared that such traditional conceptualizations were simply not borne out Despite my openness to discern the Oedipal complex in this patient's analysis and thus come face to...

Matthew Arnold Dover Beach

Closed-minded, mutually antagonistic theoretical systems suggest fixation in paranoid-schizoid mentational modes. All that is good, true, beautiful, and trustworthy is believed to be ensconced within one's orientation that which is bad, false, inelegant, and dangerous resides in someone else's. Each school needs to be vigilant lest its systems and people become contaminated by unsavory, foreign ideas. We have a tradition of handling unwelcome dissent stranger anxiety with surgical splitting....

Glissandothe Court Jester Bisexual Brouhaha

After reflecting on the camera, Kohut reported some transferential interactions. His analysand ended one session with unprecedented emotion, sharing that he could now converse freely with colleagues and relate warmly with his wife and children. He noticed he occasionally spoke with his analyst's voice, words, and humane attitude. These gains he attributed to his therapist's influence. Kohut responded that he was glad to hear of all this. Launching the next session with a vigorous attack, the...