By Diane Doyle Pita

This entirely revised and up to date variation of Addictions Counseling is greatly learn via expert counselors in addition to ministers, academics, and nurses. subject matters contain the counselor's position in restoration, therapy techniques, and pattern cures.

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Being a psychoanalyst became highly prestigious. Doctors who wanted to practice psychotherapy could do so with the confidence that they would be well regarded and well paid. Patients knew that in seeking analysis from someone affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association, they would be treated by a person with at least enough intelligence and sanity to get through medical school. It is also probable that a considerable amount of “wild” analysis was thereby prevented. In addition, as it became common for people to cover their medical expenses via indemnity insurance, the definition of psychotherapy as a medical specialty permitted it to be eligible for third-party reimbursement.

In fact, as M. Thompson observes (2002), because of its insistence on talking frankly about phenomena that one’s culture prefers to ignore, “psychoanalysis is unremittingly subversive” (p. 82). Fifth, and most important from the perspective of this book, American psychoanalytic clinical practice in the mid-twentieth century became closely associated with the version of analysis that was regarded as standard technique within mainstream, medically dominated training institutes. Despite the fact that Glover’s (1955) midcentury survey of analysts showed striking disparities in how they actually practiced, the felt need to articulate a prototypical procedure was strong.

Fourth, the prestige commanded by psychoanalysis in its so-called heyday ensured that its language would be coopted in the service of very conventional social norms. For example, far too many American women were told by practitioners that they suffered from penis envy— not in the tone of a compassionate revelation that we all suffer primordial, inescapable envious feelings for anything we lack (breasts, child-bearing capacity, fertility, youth, riches, beauty, power, talent, 10 PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY health .

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