Psychotic Transference

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The term psychotic transference describes the intense and primitive feelings experienced by some patients during analytic sessions; such experiences occur during periods marked by a deep regression, and they are totally real to the patient, which is why a number of authors speak in this connection of delusional or regressive transference. The concept of psychotic transference is often used to evoke very intense, primitive or undifferentiated experiences and emotions based on part-objects. Some authors use this model in working with..