Sándor ferenczi: Forerunner of modern short-term psychotherapy

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This essay will explore the early contributions of Sándor Ferenczi and their relationship to current psychodynamic perspectives on short-term treatment. Ferenczi’s development of the "active technique" and his later collaboration with Otto Rank influenced the works of Alexander and French, and the later writings of Malan, Davanloo, Sifneos, and Mann. Ferenczi’s emphasis on here-and-now transference interpretations and the importance of the patient’s emotional experience in treatment have proven to be enduring contributions to contemporary psychoanalytic practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-41
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Analytic Social Work
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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