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Pizer, B. (2003). A Toast to Philip Ringstrom: Reply to Commentary. Psychoanal. Dial., 13(2):207-210.

(2003). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 13(2):207-210

A Toast to Philip Ringstrom: Reply to Commentary Related Papers

Barbara Pizer, ED.D.

In reply, I raise a metaphorical glass to celebrate kinship with Philip Ringstrom, a fellow laborer in the relational vineyard. Drawing from his commentary, I note examples of how a colleague's intersubjective understanding carries meaning forward. Ringstrom takes what I have said into his unique experience and relays it back to me in a new way. I feel both deeply understood and challenged. I restate what I believe Russell means when he refers to “the crunch” in therapy; and my “take” on Ringstrom's misunderstanding of Russell then leads me to an exploration of ways in which Philip and I may differ as we conceive the treatment frame. Finally, by implication, I hope to have highlighted, through our dialogue, that relational analysts do not define themselves by particular “agreements” but, rather, that they share a common attitude and context in which we continue to labor and explore.

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