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p. 1139. The struggle is not yet overlocked

  • Daniel Pick


‘The struggle is not yet over’ provides further thoughts on the achievements, difficulties, impact, controversy, and possible political relevance of the analytic approach. Analysis is both an intensely private encounter and a public conversation that has by now gone on for more than a hundred years. Psychoanalysis—the talking cure—has been attacked for being unscientific, or worse a pseudo-science, but perhaps it needs to remain on the cusp of science and art. The field continues to evolve, open to innovation and development, not only in the consulting room but also in its other applications, such as therapeutic work in schools or with families and groups. Psychoanalysis is, in short, a continuing work in progress.

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