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Slochower, J. (2017). Going Too Far: Relational Heroines and Relational Excess. Psychoanal. Dial., 27(3):282-299.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 27(3):282-299

Going Too Far: Relational Heroines and Relational Excess

Joyce Slochower, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

I consider the evolution of our relational ideal—its implications for our therapeutic goals, our patients, and for ourselves. Who do we aim to be in the consulting room? How do we view our patient—her potential and her limitations? What are the clinical goals of a relational analysis? What might those goals occlude? In this context I address the historical excesses of our ideal and the ways we may have gone too far.

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