chapter  1
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Introduction

This book represents an attempt to explore the nature of intersubjective processes from a particular theoretical framework – an integration of primarily Freudian, Kleinian, and Bionian perspectives – that typically has not been associated with the terms “intersubjectivity” or “intersubjective.” However, I will argue that embedded in these traditions are theoretical and clinical stances that describe and offer the reader a deep understanding of the nature of intersubjective processes, which in their essence are unconscious in nature. These processes are extraordinarily complex and, operating under the “radar” of conscious awareness, rapidly engage the psyches of analyst and patient in the creation of a jointly constructed narrative that either removes the cloak of repression from forgotten memories or ascribes meaning to experience for which no language previously existed.