July 10, 2018

Knowledge and Desire in the Consulting Room – Are Neutrality and Abstinence Empty Concepts?

I cannot advise my colleagues too urgently to model themselves during psycho-analytic treatment on the surgeon, who puts aside all his feelings, even his human sympathy, and concentrates his mental forces on the single aim of performing the operation as skilfully as possible (Freud 1912(b): 115). It is certainly possible to forfeit this first success […]