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ANDRADE, Ana Bárbara de Toledo  and  HERZOG, Regina. The analyst's affects in Freudian work. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.1, pp.119-131. ISSN 0103-5665.

This article intends to discuss the Freud's position relative to the place of the analyst's affects in psychoanalysis practice. From the examination of technical articles, we can infer a distinction between the acting-out of counter-transference and its elaboration (two possible destinies for the analyst's affect). It is also presented an hermeneutical reflection on the German term bewältigen, used by Freud in this particular context to refer to the analyst's activity when dealing with counter-transference, term witch was translated to "to overcome" in the article "The future chances of psychoanalytic therapy". From these considerations, we advocate the hypothesis that the Freudian text allows a positive perspective about analyst's affect manifestation in the psychoanalysis experience.

Keywords : analyst's function; affects; counter-transference; technique.

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