MetaTOC stay on top of your field, easily

An Analyst's Uncertainty And Fear

The Psychoanalytic Quarterly

Published online on


The motivations for choosing psychoanalysis as a profession are many and differ depending on the psychology of the analyst. However, common to most psychoanalysts is the desire to forge a helpful relationship with the individuals with whom they work therapeutically. This article presents an example of what happens when an analyst is confronted by a patient for whom being in a relationship and being helped are intolerable.