psychoanalytic situation

psy·cho·an·a·lyt·ic sit·u·a·tion

the relationship, characteristically restricted to the therapist's office, between patient and therapist.
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Nominal gender and gender fluidity in the psychoanalytic situation.
The play of transference: Some reflections on enactment in the psychoanalytic situation.
The psychoanalytic situation is rich soil for examining these interests, since both analyst and patient typically, perhaps always, represent themselves in special ways, subject to special constraints and modes of withholding.
When reading, we are more easily able to hold the ambiguity of the psychoanalytic situation, but writing requires a commitment to words on a page.

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