Fred Busch, PhD, discussed his new book The Analyst’s Reveries: Explorations in Bion’s Enigmatic Concept (Routledge, 2019) with Dan Jacobs, MD, Director of the BPSI Library. While the use of the analyst’s own reveries in work with patients has increased in recent times, there has been little critical inquiry into its value, and the problems it may lead to. Busch finds increasing veneration for the analyst’s use of their reveries, while revealing important differences amongst post-Bionians in how reverie is defined and used clinically. Fred Busch, PhD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. His previous books are Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind (Routledge, 2013), Rethinking Clinical Technique (Jason Aronson, 1998), The Ego at the Center of Clinical Technique (Jason Aronson, 1995). This conversation was recorded in the library on September 13, 2019.

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