Analytic Contact is a therapeutic process that holds the transference as the primary vehicle of change, but also considers the elements of containment, projective identification, counter-transference, and interpretation to be critical to therapeutic success. Dreamwork, genetic reconstruction, analysis of conflict and defence, and extratransference work are all seen as valuable and essential. The concept of analytic contact is not so much tied to external factors such as use of couch or frequency of visits as it is in building a clinical forum for the understanding and modification of the patient's deepest phantasies. Analytic contact is about finding a foothold into the transference and as well as into the core phantasy states that are having the greatest impact on the patient's feelings, thoughts, and actions.