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January 1947

Psychoanalytic Therapy: Principles and Application.

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;57(1):135. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300240151016

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For the past few years, members of the Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, have individually reported material dealing with modifications of psychoanalytic therapy. In this book, Dr. Alexander and Dr. French, in collaboration with various members of the institute, present their findings. The material is discussed under two main headings. Part 1 deals with principles of psychoanalytic therapy and part 2 with the application of these principles. In the second part, case material is presented to illustrate the postulates of the authors. A greater flexibility in psychoanalytic therapy is the principal thesis of this book. The authors feel that many variations in technic not only may but should be adopted in certain situations. For instance, frequency of visits, which has usually been accepted as four to six times a week, may, according to these authors, at times be cut down as a therapeutic maneuver. The authors feel that frequency of interviews

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