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Late Middle Phase and Termination
April 29, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Freud Classroom
Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2021-22, 3rd Trimester — Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
Christopher J. Keats, MD
April 29, 2022 — Barriers to Termination
Renik, O. (1992). Use of the Analyst as a Fetish. Psychoanal Q., 61:542-563.
This is one of the best examples of non-mutual endings in the literature.
Bergmann, M.S. (1997). Termination: The Achilles Heel of Psychoanalytic Technique. Psychoanal. Psychol., 14(2):163-174.
This article reviews much of the prior theory about termination and underscores that there has never been a firm paradigm for analytic termination. With this article, we begin to move into a newer, more indeterminate ideas about termination—or non-termination, as Bergmann argues that the demands of terminating an analysis are unlike any other relationship. He makes space for the appropriateness of interminable analyses.
Klein, M. (1950). On the criteria for the termination of a psycho-analysis. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 31, 78–80.