Running Head: ABIDING BY FREUD’S THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS ABIDING BY FREUD’S THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS Name of the Student Name of the University Author Note
ABIDING BY FREUD’S THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS1 Introduction Freud’s theory of transference tries to understand the dynamics of infantile fantasies and its application in the later phases of one’s life. This is agreed upon as the renewal of innate influences and dispositions that is agreed upon during the period of infancy (Esman, 1990). The analyst or psychoanalyst is often visualized as someone close to the analysand, a person who is undergoing psychoanalysis like his or her mother, sister, brother, husband and so on. This was the concept put forth by Lacan. This attitude of the patient towards his or her doctor is said to have formed on both unconscious and conscious anticipatory aspects of the patient’s libido. However, Lacan argues that the manifestation of transference results in the interruption of the contact with the unconscious. Discussion I subscribe to this theory because Freud states that the personality develops right from the childhood and is shaped by the five vital stages of psychosexuality. This builds up at each stage when a child is presented with a conflict amidst the social expectations and biological drive. Proper channelization of these thoughts or ‘desires’ shall lead to an expertise in each of this development stages, which thereby leads to full maturity. In the theory of transference, Freud states that the patient is a representation of a repressed individual who is laden with conflicts. He or she tries to be guided by the impulses to develop a relationship with the therapist (Esman, 1990). Freud’s Theory of transference tries to understand the resistive nature of the patient through the various components of transference. While positive transference enables the development of friendly, mature, affectionate, oriented and goal centric processes besides the feelings of eroticism, the negative transference distances the patient from the therapist (Esman, 1990). In case of the unconscious impulses, the patient does not remember things the
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