DOI link for Concluding thoughts
Concluding thoughts book
In writing this book, I have sought to demonstrate one analyst’s way of working with certain “ordinary”people who utilize “extra-ordinary”protections – somatic, autistic,and psychotic – for purposes of psychic survival.In the face of unbearable happenings occurring before birth and beyond, certain experiences are never had by the infant, and mental and emotional growth is subsequently truncated. However,such happenings do remain alive-if-encapsulated.Maintained in a kind of stasis, these are often reactivated by ordinary and extra-ordinary life events and, in the course of the psychoanalytic process, the opportunity arises for them to actually be experienced in the transference. Subsequently, development may once more be set in train.