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June 1967

Dual Therapy and Genetic Psychoanalysis.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1967;16(6):765-767. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730240121019

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The author of this book argues that patients in psychotherapy need two therapists, one man and one woman, and should see these therapists in alternating sequence. The therapists should keep in touch with each other regularly, with the patients' knowledge and permission. This lengthy book presents Flescher's rationale for such a treatment structure, gives clinical examples in the form of long and short excerpts and summaries, and discusses the indicationsemploying such a structure. He states that 123 patients have been treated in the last decade in this manner by himself and coworkers at the Dual Therapy and Research Bureau in New York. Results? "All in all, once dual therapy was carried beyond the first two or three months it yielded favorafa-svorableses treated. This is the more noteworthy as all but four cases had been previously treated without y treated without suctimes with imes with intensive and pro

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