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Introduction: Is Self Psychology on a Promising Trajectory?

How do we determine whether our discipline, our field of endeavor, the clinical-empirical science in which we are all active participants, is or is not on a promising developmental path? I do not know a satisfactory answer-perhaps one can only find that out retrospectively-but I do sense that the question is vital and that our periodic critical reflections on it may serve as a compass to keep us on the right course.