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Pine, F. (2006). If I Knew then What I Know Now: Theme and Variations. Psychoanal. Psychol., 23(1):1-7.

(2006). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 23(1):1-7

If I Knew then What I Know Now: Theme and Variations

Fred Pine, Ph.D.

This paper gives recognition to the immense expansion in psychoanalytic thinking of recent decades. However, the implication (of the title of the panel of which this paper was a part) that advances in knowledge readily translate into advances in technique is seriously challenged, though in a playful format. The format pursues 4 variations on the title theme: 1) I could not know then what I know now; 2) If I knew then what I know now, I would not have been able to use it; 3) I did know then what I know now; and 4) If I knew now what I knew then….

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