On taking notes on the part of the analyst during psychoanalytic sessions

Author/s Paolo Migone
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/1 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 24-31 File size 182 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSP2018-001003
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Some reflections on the use of taking notes on the part of the analyst during psychoanalytic sessions are made, with a discussion of the theoretical and clinical implications. First the effects on the patient are examined (both in the case the couch is used and in the case it is not used), and then the effects on the analyst are examined. Among the conclusions, it is emphasized that the analyst should be at ease with the patient, whether (s)he takes notes or not, and that countertransference should always monitored in case it may be relevant for this behavior.

Keywords: Taking notes during psychoanalytic sessions, psychoanalytic technique, countertransference, anonimity of the psychoanalyst.

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