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Freedom to Experience: A Study of Psychological Change From a Psychoanalytic Point of View.

Freedom to Experience: A Study of Psychological Change From a Psychoanalytic Point of View. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This volume may be called a good bad book, or perhaps more appropriately a bad good book. Its content is interesting and timely. Dr. Wolstein describes the chief goal of psychoanalytic therapy as reconstruction of the distorted self. The book is an attempt to formulate a view of psychoanalysis as a general theory and practice of psychological change. To do this, he attempts to jettison the burdens of particular metapsychologies which he feels have restricted and hampered psychoanalysis in theory, in practice, and as science. He attempts to view psychoanalysis as something beyond the perspectives of "id therapy" or "ego therapy," to root it rather in a unitary, multifocal series of fields of relatedness, that is to say, in the framework of observation, of experience, of transactions in a therapeutic field. "The foundations of psychoanalysis . . . have outgrown the unidimensional concern with vicissitudes of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of General Psychiatry American Medical Association

Freedom to Experience: A Study of Psychological Change From a Psychoanalytic Point of View.

Archives of General Psychiatry , Volume 13 (3) – Sep 1, 1965

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-990X
eISSN
1598-3636
DOI
10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730030091015
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This volume may be called a good bad book, or perhaps more appropriately a bad good book. Its content is interesting and timely. Dr. Wolstein describes the chief goal of psychoanalytic therapy as reconstruction of the distorted self. The book is an attempt to formulate a view of psychoanalysis as a general theory and practice of psychological change. To do this, he attempts to jettison the burdens of particular metapsychologies which he feels have restricted and hampered psychoanalysis in theory, in practice, and as science. He attempts to view psychoanalysis as something beyond the perspectives of "id therapy" or "ego therapy," to root it rather in a unitary, multifocal series of fields of relatedness, that is to say, in the framework of observation, of experience, of transactions in a therapeutic field. "The foundations of psychoanalysis . . . have outgrown the unidimensional concern with vicissitudes of the

Journal

Archives of General PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1965

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