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Chrzanowski, G. (1975). On the Complexities of Teaching and Learning Psychotherapy—Introduction. Contemp. Psychoanal., 11:240-240.

(1975). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 11:240-240

On the Complexities of Teaching and Learning Psychotherapy—Introduction

Gerard Chrzanowski, M.D.

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN is in a state of flux with rapid changes in almost every direction. Traditional balances among nation states, political systems, parents and children, men and women have been shaken to a point of no return. Individual, families and societies are in search of new platforms for their transactions, as well as in quest for new symbols to guide their modes of living. It has become increasingly difficult simply to find one's way in our present-day societies. There are no great leaders in the world today, neither heads of state, humanitarians, scientists, nor great artists. The field of psychoanalysis, psychology and related disciplines is obviously not exempted from this phenomenon.

The teaching and learning of psychotherapy needs to be reevaluated within the framework of the changing social scene in as much as psychoanalysis and psychotherapy are an integral part of the world in which they are practiced and taught.

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