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Flores, J. (2017). Clinical Praxis and the Place of the Analyst: A Chilean Perspective. Am. J. Psychoanal., 77(1):23-39.

(2017). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 77(1):23-39

Clinical Praxis and the Place of the Analyst: A Chilean Perspective

Prof. Juan Flores, Ph.D.

Since its inception, psychoanalytic theory has considered that, conceptually, it is impossible to maintain the division between the individual and society and that the constitution of one necessarily involves the other. Despite this clear legacy of Freudian thought, followed by most of the first and second generations of psychoanalysts, analytic clinical practice started to change almost exclusively into private practice by later generations of psychoanalysts. As a result, a space for information, data gathering, and theoretical production has been gradually configured that is structured in a slanted way. An analytic working environment has thus developed in Chile that tends to eschew contributions from other disciplines that could both enrich and challenge psychoanalytic theoretical-technical developments.

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