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Kennedy, R. (1987). Struggling with Words. Aspects of the Psychoanalysis of a Male Homosexual. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 68:119-128.

(1987). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 68:119-128

Struggling with Words. Aspects of the Psychoanalysis of a Male Homosexual

Roger Kennedy


The paper describes certain aspects of the psychoanalysis of a male homosexual patient, in particular the great difficulty he had in using words within the analytic relationship. The clinical material highlights the feeling of confusion and strain for both patient and analyst.

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