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tremendously helped by it, too
Of course, by present analytic methods, even if there were
more analysts trained, they would never fill the vast human demand
and need for help, so I was anxious to support any ideas Alexander
had on how to shorten the time involved and give help to more
people. As a result of this interest and support, an extremely
intelligent book was produced by the staff of the Institute and
Dr. Alexander called Brief Psychotherapy, which was a description
of how clinical Freudian analyses might be shortened with certain
types of cases and certain types of problems. I think it has
had some substantial usefulness in the psychoanalytic field,
as a number of the younger analysis now do do what they call
brief analyses and don't insist on long classical Freudian
Is there any possibility of a clinical approach to this, like
a medical clinic to which one goes.
You mean cheaper treatments?
A more mass treatment.
Oh, you mean, group treatment. Well, the group treatment
is a form of psychotherapy but most people find it hard to
break down and talk enough in a big group to give themselves as
much relief as they would get otherwise.
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