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Convergences between modern conflict theory and intersubjectivity in contemporary psychoanalysis
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE 
Author/s: Christopher Christian 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 201-220 FullText PDF:  92 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PU2015-002003
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Subjectivity and intersubjectivity, like countertransference, are terms that have come into their own, cutting across theoretical paradigms in psychoanalysis. Intersubjectivity is explored from the perspective of modern conflict theory, and it is argued that there is much in common between Charles Brenner and Jacob Arlow’s ideas about how the analyst’s mind works, on the one hand, and intersubjective and relational psychoanalysis, on the other. Where the concept of intersubjectivity becomes contentious is when we draw implications regarding the claims the analyst can make about ever knowing the analysand’s mind as a separate entity from his or her own.
Keywords: Intersubjective psychoanalysis, modern conflict theory in psychoanalysis, Charles Brenner, relational psychoanalysis, countertransference

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