In 1967 Jean Paul Sartre published in Les temps modernes magazine a recording of a session between Jean Jacques Abrahams and his psychiatrist and analyst, with whom he had been treating for fourteen years, and which he recorded on a tape recorder. In this interview, the patient reproaches the analyst for his lack of responsibility in the task of curing him, and criticizes the use of certain theoretical concepts in order to influence him negatively. The analyst’s response refers to the inconvenience of recording this session and his decision not to continue in the presence of the recording device, jeopardizing his own difficulty in handling the demands and patient resistances. The publication that Sartre decided to carry out is intended to elevate a psychoanalytic session to a paradigmatic example, which in our opinion was undoubtedly disastrous. In the following article, we propose to relieve ethical mistakes, based on the analysis of the position taken by the analyst regarding the handling of transference, to oppose Sartre’s disapproving intention, which precisely should not be Psychoanalysis. On the other hand, in addition to the written, we have updated the script of "The Man with the Tape Recorder" and recreated the representation in a zoom recording.
Key words : Analyst position | Psychoanalysis ethics | Transference management