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Gedo, J. (1996). John Gedo Responds. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 44:650-651.

(1996). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44:650-651

John Gedo Responds

John Gedo

I am relieved to discover that the seeming disagreements between Dr. Smith and myself are largely semantic. So are the differences Dr. Smith has highlighted between Freud's use of durcharbeiten and the one in my paper. I only meant to say that usually it is the analyst who has to take the initiative to set the process in motion, and the analysand's “overcoming” is seldom the result of a conscious decision. Indeed, our greatest semantic difficulty concerns the meaning of the word misreading.

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