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Körner, J. (1993). Social Criticism in the Process of Interpretation (Discussion). Int. Forum Psychoanal., 2(2):115-119.

(1993). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 2(2):115-119

Social Criticism in the Process of Interpretation (Discussion)

Jürgen Körner, D.P.G., D.G.P.T.

The author comments on Horst Petri's case presentation and gives reasons why he sees social criticism within the process of interpretation as inappropriate. Firstly he contradicts Petri's view of the severity of his patient's illness. He thinks a supportive therapy was not appropriate and he would have treated her by using conflict centered interpretations. Secondly he assumes that the analyst's social criticism forms an alliance with the analysand which excludes essential issues from the analytic work. And thirdly he reminds us that psychoanalysis doesn't spare a supposedly progressive attitude from criticism. Within the framework of psychoanalytic theory, the relativity of all value judgements forbids the analyst to tie himself down in the way Petri suggests.

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