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Smith, S.R. (1969). Psychoanalytic Review. LIV, No. 4, 1967: The Ethical Basis of Psychoanalysis. Martin D. Capell. Pp. 132-140.. Psychoanal Q., 38:164.
    
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Review. LIV, No. 4, 1967: The Ethical Basis of Psychoanalysis. Martin D. Capell. Pp. 132-140.

(1969). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 38:164

Psychoanalytic Review. LIV, No. 4, 1967: The Ethical Basis of Psychoanalysis. Martin D. Capell. Pp. 132-140.

Stewart R. Smith

This disciple of Thomas Szasz points up the ethical value of autonomy (the freedom to choose) in the contract between analyst and patient. This is said to differ from the medical model of treatment which, in the mind of the author, has a much lower value than those methods which claim autonomy, democracy, and nondirective approaches. He states that the purpose of therapy is to give patients greater freedom in their personal conduct and reiterates that the analyst is not to persuade or coerce the patients to change their ways. (This exhortation for doctors sounds like what every second-year social work student knows.) The author dismisses the fundamental rule and states that the only rule is that the patient should pay!

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Smith, S.R. (1969). Psychoanalytic Review. LIV, No. 4, 1967. Psychoanal. Q., 38:164

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