Therapy or Coercion: Does Psychoanalysis Differ from Brainwashing?

1st Edition

R.D. Hinshelwood

Routledge
Published December 31, 1997
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781855751439 - CAT# K378219

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Summary

This book questions whether 'autonomy' is a pivotal psychotherapeutic value. Basing his discussion upon the key Kleinian concept of 'projective identification', the author argues that 'integration' should be the aim of psychoanalysis, and - furthermore - that actions can be judged ethical or unethical according to whether they foster or hinder integration.

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