Psychoanalytic technique, within the context of a theory of practice, cannot be a list of rules of thumb for the treatment of neurotic patients. Rather, it can be understood only within the context of the recursively interdependent components of which it forms but one aspect. Technique is the outcome or practical result of a thorough understanding of the premises and goal; it provides the link between the two. It is for this reason, I propose, that there is relatively little work on the topic of technique as such.