Chapter 6. Defences and Resistance

  1. Alessandra Lemma

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713426.ch6

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

How to Cite

Lemma, A. (2003) Defences and Resistance, in Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713426.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844588

Online ISBN: 9780470713426

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Keywords:

  • anxiety;
  • psychoanalytic theories;
  • instinctual tensions;
  • sexual energy;
  • sexual abstinence

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Anxiety

  • The Origins of Defences

  • The Functions of Defence

  • Types of Defences

  • Working with Defence

  • Resistance

  • Working with Resistance

  • Reistances in the Initial Stages of Psychotherapy

  • Reistances that Recruit the therapist into a Colluion

  • Further Reading