chapter  2
Archaeology, Genealogy, and Memory
Pages 35

Memory, relationships, and feelings, our patients’ and our own, are the stuff of therapy and psychoanalysis. As psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, our interest in memory fi rst takes us to autobiographical memory. We are interested in a patient’s life history from the start, that is, their nuanced personal narrative, and in different pieces of that narrative as a treatment progresses.