Diversity and Direction in Psychoanalytic Technique
Too powerful and unifying a theory of technique hovering over the analyst can burden a treatment. Technique is in the details and in the moment. And many among the recent contributions to psychoanalytic technique can be seen as additive rather than substitutive, each in its time and place. These are among the core ideas underlying Fred Pine's newest book. His flexible and integrative thinking is rich in clinical reasoning, clinical concepts, and clinical illustrations. Starting from a discussion of the sources of diversity in technique, Pine examines a number of specific clinical pathways into the daily work between analyst and analysand, having to do with transference and extratransference, the intrapsychic and the interactive, defect and deficit, multiple models, and ego psychological and developmental issues.