Relational psychoanalysis: a historical background.

  title={Relational psychoanalysis: a historical background.},
  author={Emanuel Berman},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  volume={51 2},
The author hopes Relational Psychoanalysis, as a broad emphasis on Self and Other, will not develop into another constraining and dogmatic school. In studying its sources I wish to maintain a dialectical view, and avoid ancestor worship. For me, its roots can be found both in the inner contradictions of theorists, such as Freud and Klein, and in the intense and generative dyads they created, particularly Freud-Ferenczi and Klein-Winnicott, where the defiance of the older colleague's authority… CONTINUE READING

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