chapter  22
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The various forms of therapeutic regression

Up to this point I have reported only on patients who went through a successful therapeutic regression, which may have created the impression that in my opinion regression was all that mattered in a difficult analytic treatment, and furthermore, that Freud's repeated warning for caution when dealing with a regressed form of transference was without much clinical foundation, while Ferenczi's technical ideas were all in the right direction, and only his premature death prevented him from proving that this was so. To dispel these false impressions, let us return to clinical observations.