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Projective Identification by Edna O'Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Spillius

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Projective identification and the weight of intersubjectivity

Juan Francisco Jordan-Moore

Introduction

To recount the history of projective identification in Chile I will use the publications that have addressed the concept in my country. There are not many of them but they give a fair picture of its development. After an initially uncritical reception the concept has been challenged on the grounds that it is based in a monadic conception of the mind that diminishes the contribution of the analyst to the interactive nature of the psychoanalytic process. However, the acknowledgment of the analyst's contribution to projective identification in a dyadic conception of the analytic process may not suffice to give a full account of projective identification ...

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