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Jacobs, M.S. (2006). Assertions of Therapeutic Excess: A Reply to. Psychoanal. Psychol., 23(1):189-192.

(2006). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 23(1):189-192

Assertions of Therapeutic Excess: A Reply to Mills (2005) Related Papers

Marilyn S. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Mills (2005) suggests that the tradition of relational psychoanalysis may hold an inherent risk of “therapeutic excess” which leads to unprofessional behavior. In his critique, Mills constructs an argument based upon a series of unsubstantiated claims which wrongly conclude that a particular theory in psychoanalysis can lead to a particular type of behavior, in this case, of the unethical type. This discussion attempts to clarify the errors in reasoning which this critique contains.

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