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p. 11710. Freud as therapistlocked

  • Anthony Storr

Abstract

‘Freud as therapist’ outlines Freud's psychoanalytical techniques, before moving on to some famous cases. The guidelines Freud set out for conducting psychoanalysis give instructions on a wide range of issues, from the age range and medical history of potential patients to advice on maintaining detachment. It should be noted that Freud broke his own rules on several occasions0021 The written records of Freud's cases provide a great many insights into the man's work, but do not provide a great deal of success stories. It has been suggested that this is because Freud was more concerned with advertising his view of human nature than the efficacy of psychoanalysis.

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