Year: 1989 Source: Psychoanalytic Review, v.76, no.3, (Fall 1989), p.313-328 SIEC No: 19910535

This article provides a selective overview of the psychoanalytic literature on sexual acting out & erotic transference. The authors present 3 cases in which sexual acting out occurred at a key time in the treatment, & discuss the nature of acting out. The central role of the patient’s desire for revenge on the analyst, in retribution for past & present disappointments by significant others, is also discussed. (VM)