Rom J Psychoanal 2021, 14(2):83-96
DOI: 10.2478/rjp-2021-0020

Abstract: Psychoanalytic thinking was born in the psychoanalytic relationship and its biography begins in the first persson plural, us. Maybe this plural, me and my patient, is at first only in the mind of the therapist clearly stated. My patient and I are concerned from the beginning to find together those mental, emotional connections that will open the way for the therapeutic process. We are, as Donnel Stern says, partners in thought, a paradoxical thought, which feeds and creates from the intimate substance of our encounter, in the cabinet, but also in the mind of each of us, in which we receive the Other, in all the metamorphosis of transference. Probably the most difficult thing in this adventure is to succeed in creating a relational field, often implicit, in which it is possible to meet deeply the two lives and histories of ours, from which then is born the narrow edge of therapeutic intimacy that Ehrenberg so beautifully and honestly uncovered in her book.

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