Interaction The Analyst's Action
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Τ he theories of b o d y - m i n d and thought, as well as of interactive need/ deficit I have just described i n terms of patient action, also prescribe particular kinds of actions that the analyst should take. Freud's (1912b) original idea was that the patient needed only to allow what was repressed (and already "inside") to become expressed verbally and reorganized i n thought. Different behavior was to follow f rom such internal rearrangement. In that case, it made perfect sense that an analyst's action, beyond l istening w i t h "evenly hovering attention" and interpretation, w o u l d be only an occasionally necessary "concession" to the patient's momentary lapse of faith i n the process.