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Waiess, E.A. (2002). The Continuing Presence of Psychoanalysis: A Reply to Robert F. Bornstein. Psychoanal. Psychol., 19(3):559-563.

(2002). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 19(3):559-563

The Continuing Presence of Psychoanalysis: A Reply to Robert F. Bornstein (2001) Related Papers

Elizabeth A. Waiess, PsyD

R. F. Bornstein (2001) implies in “The Impending Death of Psychoanalysis” that he holds the only truth about psychoanalysis. However, his reasoning seems to be based on 2 inaccurate hypotheses or prejudices: (a) that there is a division between psychoanalysis and the rest of the world and science and psychology and (b) that the rest of the world is hostile to psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is imbedded in the same values as are evidenced in any humanistic–democratic society, and hostility expressed toward psychoanalysis comes from a variety of sources including disillusionment in the unconscious fantasy or wish that psychoanalysis can prevent the eventual death of the individual.

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