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Ahumada, J.L. (2004). Response to Dr Koblenzer. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 85(4):1003-1005.

(2004). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 85(4):1003-1005

Response to Dr Koblenzer Related Papers

Jorge L. Ahumada

Dear Sirs,

Let me thank Dr Koblenzer for his attentive letter, and then answer the challenge posed on the testing of one's interpretative interventions.

My initial point addresses a previous issue: can, or indeed should, interpretations be tested? Though my empiricist soul would gladly rejoice in it, the case is that a sustained focus on testing detracts from our evenly hovering attention and risks pushing our role to the side of obduracy—to a form of traumatogenesis in session, in Ferenczi's wording.

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