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1st Edition

Free Association
Method and Process

ISBN 9780429474934
Published April 17, 2018 by Routledge
142 Pages

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Book Description

This book aims to illustrate the initial formulation of the psychoanalytic process and its elements in terms of the method of free association. It also aims to facilitate research into the role of theory and formulation in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition -- Preface -- Formulation from the viewpoint of free association -- Varieties of free association -- Functions of free association -- The method of free association -- Reluctance, resistance, and negative attitudes -- The dynamics of free association -- Satisfaction in free association -- Free association in two kinds of conflict -- Transference and free association -- Countertransference and free association -- Illustrations of the free association process -- Development and free association -- Free association in psychotherapy -- Prospects for education and research

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