A Mind of One's Own: A Kleinian View of Self and Object (New by Robert A. Caper

By Robert A. Caper

This selection of papers, written over the past six years via Robert Caper, makes a speciality of the significance of distinguishing self from item in mental development.

Robert Caper demonstrates the significance this mental disentanglement performs within the healing impression of psychoanalysis.

In doing so he demonstrates what differentiates the perform of psychoanalysis from psychotherapy; whereas psychotherapy goals to ease the sufferer in the direction of "good psychological wellbeing and fitness" via cautious advice; psychoanalysis permits the sufferer to find him/herself, with the self entirely exotic from other folks and different objects.

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We must conclude that there is an area of psychoanalysis—what might be called a working analysis—that is quite distinct from suggestion. The area involved would have to be that in which the analyst is constantly trying to undermine the basis of his potential as a suggestionist by interpreting the transferences—the roles assigned to him by the patient of good or bad archaic superego. This means that, in the end, one either analyzes the transference or practices suggestion willy-nilly. ‘Willy-nilly’ because if the transference is not analyzed, the patient will retain his unconscious belief in the archaic group/leader situation, and whatever the analyst says will be taken as a leaderly pronouncement, however it was intended.

It emerges in a logical sense in a similar way; we may differentiate psychoanalysis as a therapy from non-analytic psychotherapies by noting how it differs from suggestion. It may, perhaps, be important to emphasize that in practice, every psychoanalytic treatment is a mixture of psychoanalysis proper and suggestion. Suggestion occurs inevitably in every analysis and much of the analysis consists of understanding the suggestions that have been unwittingly given and taken in it. The distinction between psychoanalysis and treatment that is based on suggestion is that in psychoanalysis the ultimate or proper therapeutic effect of the treatment rests on the exploration of the psychological forces that support suggestion, while success in treatments based on suggestion rests on the exploitation of those forces.

I believe that this sense of relief arises from the patient’s gradual recognition of the analyst’s single-minded, even-handed focus on the business at hand, which is to see what is active in the patient’s unconscious at the moment, and why. The effect of this is to relieve the patient of a profound anxiety that his inner world cannot be explored realistically, in a balanced way, without evasion, splitting, or the need to fix it immediately. However, while the healthy part of even disturbed patients feels relief and gratitude at the analyst’s ability to bear the patient’s projections (as manifested by his ability to do no more than calmly interpret all aspects of the patient’s unconscious), a disturbed part of even healthy patients feels that the analyst’s exclusive commitment to even-handed interpretation is nothing more than a pointless, artificial device.

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