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A Spirit of Inquiry by James L. Fosshage, Frank M. Lachmann, Joseph D. Lichtenberg

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CHAPTER FOUR

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIVE EXCHANGES

As we delineated in chapters 1 and 2, communicative exchanges between the developing child and caregiver are complex interactions involving a wide range of verbal and nonverbal expressions. In chapter 3, we illustrated that the psychoanalytic enterprise is no different. Open, flexible communicative exchanges between patient and analyst involve finely nuanced reading of one another similar to those between parent and child and between adults. In this chapter, we focus on various contemporary theories of change within the psychoanalytic encounter that draw on developmental, cognitive, and neuroscientific research, as well as on psychoanalytic theory and clinical experience. We explore the effectiveness ...

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