The Freud Reader - Chapter 8, Therapy & Technique Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Therapy & Technique Summary and Analysis

The first of these two sections is the "Wild" Psycho-Analysis. This is mainly a criticism. Sigmund Freud writes about errors that others have made in practicing this. When an individual endeavors to practice psycho-therapy but is not thoroughly well versed in technique, errors can be made. Freud calls these types of experiences "Wild". As is the custom, he shares this information through notes from a case study. In this case, there is a woman patient who arrives complaining about the advice from another physician. She has been told something which, in certain parts of contemporary American society, would be viewed as a perfectly acceptable bit of advice: go back to her husband, or take another lover, or masturbate. Sigmund gives some account of his doubts about her criticism of the previous therapist. He knows the patient is...

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