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Friedman, L. (1978). Trends in the Psychoanalytic Theory of Treatment. Psychoanal Q., 47:524-567.

(1978). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 47:524-567

Trends in the Psychoanalytic Theory of Treatment

Lawrence Friedman, M.D.


Freud considered understanding, attachment, and integration to be important factors in achieving treatment benefits. Subsequent discussions have not always embraced all three factors. It has been especially difficult to conceptualize the part played by the personal attachment of the patient to the analyst. A new, narrower focus on common, structure-building processes promises to show how all three factors are involved with each other in the treatment process.

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