“Metapsychology does not have direct clinical and technical applications. Everyone knows excellent analysts who ignore it; more or less deliberately. This does not prevent their clinical work from being based on unconscious metapsychology #psikanaliz
which guides their mind in its associative activity when it seems to be 'floating' more or less attentively.
Metapsychology is merely a useful tool for thinking, and always retrospectively; that is, not when the analyst is in his armchair but later when he is sitting in front of the blank page stimulating or inhibiting his intellect."
Andre Green – Life Narcissism Death Narcissism