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Cooper, S.H. (2011). Introduction: The Difficult-to-Reach Patient and the Difficult-to-Find Dyad. Psychoanal. Dial., 21(5):593-595.

(2011). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21(5):593-595

Introduction: The Difficult-to-Reach Patient and the Difficult-to-Find Dyad

Steven H. Cooper, Ph.D.

In this brief introductory paper, Cooper introduces a panel by four analysts who consider their work with particularly challenging patients. This introduction emphasizes the dyadic nature of difficulty in initiating therapeutic work with the patients described here. The author refers to the genre employed in these papers as a less heroic genre than is sometimes used in psychoanalytic papers—a welcome development, as these authors courageously describe the fraught and sometimes failed attempt to engage their patients.

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