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Farber, L.H. (2015). What is Effective in the Therapeutic Process? A round Table Discussion. Am. J. Psychoanal., 75(2):203-210.

(2015). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 75(2):203-210

What is Effective in the Therapeutic Process? A round Table Discussion Related Papers

Leslie H. Farber, M.D.

In his contribution to the 1956 Roundtable, Leslie H. Farber asserts that what lies beyond theory and training is the ability of the therapist to know the patient, not just know about the person. This provides the possibility of meeting, the mutual encounter, which Buber calls the I-Thou relationship. Farber also explores the relationship of meeting to transference and talks about the importance of both speaking truthfully and the mutuality of the relationship to be defined in terms of human experience.

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