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Burying Freud

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I would like to add my own puzzlement at the notion that psychoanalysis is not a therapy. I've been a patient in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (2x/week) for two years and it has been nothing if not therapeutic. There are also a number of distinct clinical techniques that, despite their differences, are all still classified as "psychoanalysis". I wonder if these are all supposed to be of little or no practical value and equally not therapeutic.

It's amazing that so many who back their dismissal of psychoanalysis with scientific credentials are so obviously without any experience.

David Westbrook
Social & Political Thought
York University

 


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Burying Freud

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I would like to add my own puzzlement at the notion that psychoanalysis is not a therapy. I've been a patient in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (2x/week) for two years and it has been nothing if not therapeutic. There are also a number of distinct clinical techniques that, despite their differences, are all still classified as "psychoanalysis". I wonder if these are all supposed to be of little or no practical value and equally not therapeutic.

It's amazing that so many who back their dismissal of psychoanalysis with scientific credentials are so obviously without any experience.

David Westbrook
Social & Political Thought
York University

 


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