Textbook Notes (270,000)
CA (160,000)
York (10,000)
PSYC (4,000)
PSYC 2130 (100)
Chapter 4

PSYC 2130 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Countertransference, Neurosis, Abreaction

Course Code
PSYC 2130
Frank Marchese

This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Coming Into Being
Chapter 4
A. - "analytic boundaries" = the boundaries of the doctor patient relationship which
were non-existent when Freud, Jung, and S were practicing.
- observed by Covington (2012), a historian of psychoanalysis
B. - In contrast to Jung's belief that a man of his "genius" required two types of women
(a wife/mother and a mistress for his creative outlet), Freud believed that the genius
or intellectual elite must live in accordance with the principle, the necessity, of
sacrificing the baser instincts for finer, higher purposes
- F's view, the goal of human existence, the only path to a life of refinement and
culture, was the suppression of sexual impulses = receiving limited satisfaction from
sex was the fate of the civilized human being
- there was a considerable difference between Jung and Freud on the matter of
sexuality in the life of the individual, notably on those destined to advance
- Jung believed that the requisition for a good marriage is the license to be unfaithful
C. - abreaction = the process of expressing long pent-up emotion about a previously
forgotten event"
- it was recognized by Freud to be an important therapeutic agent
- if abreaction occurred, relief of symptoms almost always followed
- Jung used this term when telling Freud about treating S = he had to abreact his most
recent experience
D. - Freud thought the defecation story was nice and suggests numerous analogies
- he stated that it must be possible, by the symptoms and even by the character, to
recognize anal excitation as a motivation
- such people show typical combinations of character traits:
they are extremely neat, stingy, and obstinate
traits which are in manner of speaking the sublimation of anal eroticism
E. - the transference phenomenon was "the most important" thing that he an Freud
discovered in 1895
- the "talking cure" or "chimney sweeping" that was done with Anna O. which Freud
then called "free association"
- Breuer encouraged Anna O. to simply talk in order to give full expression to all
thoughts and feeling associated with her symptoms
- Talking, accompanied by a full "abreaction" (the cathartic method), allowed Anna
O, as well as other patients on whom B and F reported in Studies of Hysteria to "cry
oneself out"
- the transference that both Anna O. and B experienced in the context of her therapy,
the "artificial illness" to which they both succumbed, bore fruit
- Inducing transference neurosis healed Anna O's authentic neurosis in the course of
treating the artificial one (later being an artifact of therapy itself)
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version