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To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Alston, E.F. (1957). Psycho-Analytic Psychotherapy Conducted by Correspondence—Report of Therapy with Patient Hospitalized for Tuberculosis. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 38:32-50.

(1957). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 38:32-50

Psycho-Analytic Psychotherapy Conducted by Correspondence—Report of Therapy with Patient Hospitalized for Tuberculosis

Edwin F. Alston, M.D.

About three years ago, special circumstances led me to undertake psychotherapy by correspondence with a patient who was then hospitalized for tuberculosis. This is a report of the experience that followed.


The use of writing as a means of communication in psychotherapy is not without precedent. Freud's correspondence with Fliess, his written associations to his own dreams and acts, formed an important part of his self-analysis. Freud's Analysis of a Phobia in a Five Year Old Boy was in part carried out by correspondence with the boy's father. A similar method is reported by Leo Rangell in 'Treatment of Nightmares in a Seven Year Old Boy.' E. Pickworth Farrow, in his Psychoanalyze Yourself, describes his attempt at self-analysis, in which, like Freud, he wrote down and analysed his own free associations. Because of his deafness, David Farber's patients have written their associations instead of speaking them, and Farber reports on his observations in 'Written Communication in Psychotherapy'.

Grotjahn in his Gimbel Lectures describes an exchange of letters with an adolescent girl during a year's interruption of analysis which began after the 112th hour because of absences of both patient and analyst. The patient initiated the correspondence and it continued without specific prearrangement. In his commentaries to the correspondence, Grotjahn states, he attempted 'to gain time with the patient, to support and encourage her, to keep her going, and to stay in contact'.

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