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Friedman, L. (2002). What Lies Beyond Interpretation, and is that the Right Question?. Psychoanal. Psychol., 19(3):540-551.

(2002). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 19(3):540-551

What Lies Beyond Interpretation, and is that the Right Question?

Lawrence Friedman, M.D.

Some think that current theory breaks new ground by challenging the dogma that interpretation is the sole force in treatment. The author argues that there never was such a belief at any time in the history of psychoanalysis, and that the current challenge is better understood as denying the analyst's ability to control his thinking, intention, and action.

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