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Mitchell, S.A. (2002). The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Homosexuality: Some Technical Considerations. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 3(1):23-59.

(2002). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 3(1):23-59

The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Homosexuality: Some Technical Considerations

Stephen A. Mitchell, Ph.D.

In the psychoanalytic literature on the treatment of homosexuality, one particular point of view, which I shall designate the directive-suggestive approach, has attained the greatest visibility and notoriety. A survey of the most widely cited writings on the psychoanalytic treatment of homosexuality over the past 20 years reveals a recurrent admonition to the analyst to depart from the traditional analytic position of nondirective neutrality by actively discouraging homosexual behavior and encouraging heterosexual behavior. It is argued not only that the analyst should take an open stand against homosexual behavior, but that any meaningful treatment of such patients must entail such a stance.

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