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(p. 249) The Use of the Word ‘Use’ 

(p. 249) The Use of the Word ‘Use’
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(p. 249) The Use of the Word ‘Use’
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0043
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date: 20 October 2020

Winnicott discusses the various meanings of the word ‘use’ in the analytic setting as well as in the setting of the baby ‘using’ the mother. He also refers to the patient ‘wasting’ the analyst and of the change when real use is made as one of moving from ‘protecting’ the analyst from full use and then finally arriving at using the object and being used in return.

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