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Frank, G. (2000). The Status of Psychoanalytic Theory Today: There Is an Elephant There. Psychoanal. Psychol., 17(1):174-179.

(2000). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 17(1):174-179

The Status of Psychoanalytic Theory Today: There Is an Elephant There

George Frank, Ph.D.

The proliferation of theoretical claims of reference in psychoanalysis today is critiqued. It is argued that personality exists as an experiential whole; the parts of that experience should not be taken to represent the whole. The author ends the paper with a call for a holistic theory that represents all the parts, just as Freud (1954) tried to do.

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