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Holzman, P.S. (1976). The Future of Psychoanalysis and its Institutes. Psychoanal Q., 45:250-273.

(1976). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 45:250-273

The Future of Psychoanalysis and its Institutes

Philip S. Holzman, Ph.D.


If the function of psychoanalytic training institutes is to train practitioners of psychoanalytic technique, it is unreasonable to expect institutes to offer effective training in research or other scholarly applications of psychoanalysis. But if one insists that the training of psychoanalysts should, at least in some instances, encompass more than the teaching of psychoanalytic therapy, the training institutes have been failing in their function to educate candidates for scholarly activities. Whether the structure of the independent training institutes can permit such broadened training is questioned. One solution is to move the educational function into the university setting.

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