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Calder, K.T. (1980). An Analyst's Self-Analysis. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 28:5-20.

(1980). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 28:5-20

An Analyst's Self-Analysis

Kenneth T. Calder, M.D.


I have told you why I selected the topic of self-analysis, and I have described my method for it: of recording primary data such as dreams, daydreams, memories, and symptoms and of recording associations to this primary data, followed by

an attempt at analyzing this written material. I have described a dream, a memory and a daydream which is also a symptom, each of which primary data I found useful in understanding myself. Finally, I reached some conclusions regarding the uses of self-analysis, including self-analysis as a research tool.

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