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PEP-Easy Tip: To save PEP-Easy to the home screen

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Jacobs, T.J. (1997). Some Reflections on the Question of Self-Disclosure. J. Clin. Psychoanal., 6(2):161-173.

(1997). Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis, 6(2):161-173

Some Reflections on the Question of Self-Disclosure Related Papers

Theodore J. Jacobs, M.D.

It is a measure of how much change has taken place in traditional analysis and in the New York Institute that we are discussing the question of self-disclosure by the analyst as a legitimate and possibly useful technique in analytic work.

It was not many years ago that such a discussion would not have been possible. Until quite recently, classically trained analysts regarded self-disclosure as a breach of proper technique and, if regularly employed, either in clinical work or in one's writings, an indication of unanalyzed character pathology. I remember well with what grimaces and head shaking my first papers were greeted. Although in them I actually revealed no more than a few sparse facts about my life—that my father was an inveterate storyteller, or that, as a youngster, I was in the habit of having long talks at the kitchen table with my mother—I was viewed by many if not most of my colleagues as acting out unresolved exhibitionistic tendencies, and masochistic ones at that.

I have no doubt that such conflicts have contributed to what I have written. It would be naive, if not disingenuous, to believe otherwise. The subject matter that authors choose, or, more accurately, that chooses them, and the way in which they handle it, inevitably reflects fundamental aspects of themselves. Bert Lewin, who wrote extensively on dreams and primitive mental states, made that point when he compared himself to Franz Alexander.

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