Psychic Retreats: Pathological Organisations in Psychotic, Neurotic and Borderline Patients

Steiner, J. 1993. New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge

Using new developments in Kleinian theory, John Steiner examines the way object relationships and defences can be organised into complex structures which lead to a personality and an analysis becoming rigid and stuck, presenting a challenge to the analyst and to analytic theory.