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In a personal 30-year overview of his analytic career, the author uses extensive case examples to describe how his techniques were influenced first by classical Freudian psychoanalytic theory, then Kleinian theory, object relations theory, and self psychology, respectively. The author concludes that satisfactory results can be achieved with any theoretical(More)
In response to Gabbard's paper, "Do We Need Theory?" the author disputes the suggestion that his early therapeutic successes were theory-specific. He also takes issue with the view that "the analyst's personality is a constant," emphasizing instead the continual fluidity of an effective analytic relationship. While agreeing that atheoreticism is itself a(More)
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