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PEP-Easy Tip: To save PEP-Easy to the home screen

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from  You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon  Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Meers, D.R. (1995). Chapter 8: A Child Analyst Looks at Addictive Behavior. The Psychology and Treatment of Addictive Behavior, 147-162.

Meers, D.R. (1995). Chapter 8: A Child Analyst Looks at Addictive Behavior. The Psychology and Treatment of Addictive Behavior , 147-162

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Dale R. Meers, Ph.D.

A generation ago sexual promiscuity, delinquency, and alcohol and drug abuse were understood as symptomatic forms of acting out, forms of self-medication that were antithetic to psychoanalytic treatment. Clinical experience was persuasive: patients with impulse ridden character neuroses acted out their symptoms, rationalizing their conduct to defend against insight. Those who used alcohol and drugs added pharmacological insult to psycho-pathological impairment of ego functions since they biologically undermined reality testing in drug induced magical thinking.

A generation ago, in the years immediately preceding my child analytic training in London, and in the best tradition of Aichorn and Redl, I worked chaotic twelve-hour days with neurotic, delinquent, acting-out, working-class adolescent males. My retreat to quiet academic research and the elegance of training in analysis of (mere) symptom neuroses seemed a very reasonable trade-off for the fourteen-hour days that we who identified with Anna Freud shared with her at Hampstead.


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