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Bing, J.F. (1985). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. X, 1982: The Problem of the Problem Candidate: A Significant Issue for Psychoanalytic Educations. Stanley S. Weiss. Pp. 77-92.. Psychoanal Q., 54:505-506.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Annual of Psychoanalysis. X, 1982: The Problem of the Problem Candidate: A Significant Issue for Psychoanalytic Educations. Stanley S. Weiss. Pp. 77-92.

(1985). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 54:505-506

The Annual of Psychoanalysis. X, 1982: The Problem of the Problem Candidate: A Significant Issue for Psychoanalytic Educations. Stanley S. Weiss. Pp. 77-92.

James F. Bing

Weiss discusses the difficulties that confront Educational Committees because of problem candidates. He presents two cases of problem candidates, in one of which the problem was resolved by asking the candidate to go back into analysis. The

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candidate did considerably better in his supervised work after he resumed analysis. In the other case, it was clear that the candidate was not suited for analytic work. There are two possible ways by which the difficulties with the problem candidate can be solved or at least ameliorated. First, the decision about what to do with the problem candidate can be more efficiently made by ongoing early consultation among all the supervisors and teachers. This may result in the termination of the candidate's training before he has gone on too far and may thus help us to avoid graduating candidates out of compassion only. The second solution is to sharpen our criteria for selection. This is an ongoing problem in every institute, and only more experience and more information will lead to more appropriate selections.

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Article Citation

Bing, J.F. (1985). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. X, 1982. Psychoanal. Q., 54:505-506

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