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The Possible Profession:The Analytic Process of Change by Theodore J. Jacobs

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On Beginnings

The Concept of the Therapeutic Alliance and the Interplay of Transferences in the Opening Phase

The opening phase is a crucial time in treatment. Attitudes that patient and analyst develop towards each other in that early period, although colored by initial transference feelings and fantasies, can have an enduring effect on the treatment. While these first impressions can, and often do, undergo change as patient and analyst learn more about each other and transferences deepen, not infrequently the emotional tone set early on influences all that happens thereafter.

The phrase “therapeutic alliance” has been used to designate a particular attitude on the part of patient and analyst. It is one characterized by a spirit of mutual ...

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