Concerning the Nature of Psychoanalysis: The Persistence of a Paradoxical Discourse

1st Edition

Gregorio Kohon

Routledge
Published May 31, 2019
Reference - 140 Pages
ISBN 9780367236519 - CAT# K422649
Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis

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Summary

In his new book, Considering the Nature of Psychoanalysis: The Persistence of a Paradoxical Discourse, Gregorio Kohon describes the complexity of the psychoanalytic encounter, questioning the misguided attempts to simplify and/or reduce it to either art or science.

Kohon disputes the contemporary use of parameters offered by evidence-based medicine as a research model to study psychoanalysis. Instead, he proposes to reconsider the relevance of the psychoanalytic single case study, its importance and pre-eminence.

The present book will be of great interest to all psychotherapists, councillors, psychiatrists, mental health workers and students and academics of the social sciences.

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