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Boigon, M. (2015). What Leads to Basic Change in Psychoanalytic Therapy? A round Table Discussion. Am. J. Psychoanal., 75(2):223-225.

(2015). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 75(2):223-225

What Leads to Basic Change in Psychoanalytic Therapy? A round Table Discussion

Melvin Boigon, M.D.

The Scientific Program Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, under the chairmanship of Frederick A. Weiss, arranged the Scientific Program in the academic year of 1963-1964. On April 29, 1964, one of the eight events at the New York Academy of Medicine was the Roundtable Discussion: “What Leads to Basic Change in Psychoanalytic Therapy?” Melvin Boigon was the Moderator of the Roundtable and in that role he supported the variety of philosophical and theoretical frames that could be used in defining what is “basic” and evaluating what constitutes “change” in therapy. He explained that in his understanding basic change implied a shift in the direction of greater self-acceptance and an increased capacity for actualizing one's potentials.

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