chapter  6
Patients as Instruments of Change in the Analyst: Their Role in the Analytic Process
Pages 9

Change in the patient sometimes requires change in the analyst. When progress in an analysis has reached the vanishing point, when disagreements or negative feelings disrupt the ability of patient and analyst to work together, or, when for other reasons a stalemate develops in treatment, problems in the analyst often contribute in signifi cant ways to the impasse that has developed.