Sándor Ferenczi and Patients’ Perceptions of Analysis©
By P.  Myers
(Copyright 1995 by P. Myers)
(Reprinted from the British Journal of Psychotherapy 13(1) 1996)

This article traces the development of Sándor Ferenczi’s conviction that patients’ analytic material might be understood, in part, as a valid unconscious portrayal and critique of the way their analyses were being conducted. Ferenczi’s own clinical records are re-examined and indicate that he failed to appreciate the possibility that the alterations he had made to the frame of his analytic relationships might be represented in such portrayals.