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Wilson, M. (2017). The Fragility of the Frame. Psychoanal. Dial., 27(3):361-362.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 27(3):361-362

The Fragility of the Frame

Mitchell Wilson, M.D.

The fragility of the psychoanalytic setup––what we now call the frame––becomes a felt fact whenever there is significant disruption. Imagine your office is flooded because of a broken pipe or corroded water heater. To put things back together such that your office looks like your office again first entails taking it all apart, from the carpet to the baseboards, and

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