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GOMES, Sergio. Silence and secrecy: on the development of the ability to think. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.spe, pp. 1310-1333. ISSN 1808-4281.

Psychoanalysts always faced with the not verbalized, the unspoken, the not communicable, when dealing with various ailments of the soul of those who came for treatment. When silence is presented in an analysis session, it manifests a plurality of directions with which every analyst must manage the clinical treatment. Thus, the present paper aims analyze the interfaces between silence and secrecy in psychoanalysis, considering them as a development of the capacity of thought. The author investigates the concepts of reverie, secret and the ability to think from the theoretical contributions of the analysts of the English School of Psychoanalysis. The author defends the silent communication and the right to secrecy as a necessary condition to be sustained by the analyst in the psychic constitution of the "self", from a non-invasive analysis, so the patient will develops the ability to think, to dream and to communicate.

Keywords : silence; secrecy; think; Winnicott.

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