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Gunsberg, L. (2009). Living and Working in Two Worlds: The Psychoanalyst in the Office, and the Psychoanalyst as Forensic Expert in the Courtroom. Psychoanal. Inq., 29(6):442-464.
    

(2009). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 29(6):442-464

Living and Working in Two Worlds: The Psychoanalyst in the Office, and the Psychoanalyst as Forensic Expert in the Courtroom

Linda Gunsberg, Ph.D.

The responsibilities of the psychoanalyst who enters the courtroom as a forensic expert are different from those of the treating psychoanalyst. The public exposure of the psychoanalytic forensic expert's work in the courtroom often becomes grounds for attempts to denigrate and deflate the self-esteem and credibility of the forensic expert. Yet, the courtroom is an exciting arena for the application of psychoanalytic theory and concepts, and the psychoanalytic method. The author shows how psychoanalytic adult and child training actually enhance the success of both the forensic evaluation and Court testimony.

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