Rather my own shortcomings
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Rather my own shortcomings book
Most of them met at art school, the Académie Julian, gifted youngsters eager not only to learn from their masters but also to move beyond them. Clinical analysis involves one person putting his mind into the service of the mind of another. In the service of the patient’s introspection, in what Robert Gardner (1983) has spoken of as reciprocating self-inquiries, the analyst structures a special situation, one with controlled limits and regularity of routine, in order to facilitate the patient’s calling forth the hidden forces within the patient’s mind. True psychoanalytic efforts are struggles of inquiry, not indoctrination. It may be psychoanalytic theory itself that most often intrudes. Basic concepts, including the one that says that behind every expression lie other meanings as yet unexposed—those fundamental principles allow investigation to take place. Psychoanalytic inquiry is not a scavenger hunt in which the analyst searches to find the desired list of explanations thought to be provided by a favored theory.