Hate in the Counter-Transference

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‘When deeply regressed the patient cannot identify with the analyst or appreciate his point of view any more than a fetus or newly born infant can sympathize with the mother.

 

The mother has to be able to tolerate hating her baby without doing anything about it.’

 

Winnicott – Hate in the Counter-Transference

 

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