Post Road Magazine #25

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Is Psychoanalysis Too Serious? by Ezra Feinberg

Peter Giovacchini wrote, "psychoanalysis has been enveloped by an aura of seriousness." He then recalls his initial meeting with his analytic supervisor, a "classical" Freudian. Giovacchini sat in complete silence for almost the entire session. Breaking the silence with only a few minutes remaining, the supervisor then uttered four ominous words: "psychoanalysis is serious business" (90). Is it? Has it always been? ....more

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