Ethical Presence in the Psychoanalytic Encounter and the Role of Apology.
Ethical Presence in the Psychoanalytic Encounter and the Role of Apology. Am J Psychoanal. 2018 Feb 08;: Authors: Weiss M Abstract This paper discusses aspects of ethical presence in psychoanalysis, and the possible use of apology in the therapeutic process. The author roughly delineates two periods in the history of psychoanalysis regarding the ethical dimension-the early classical period which is influenced by Freud's ethics of honesty, which gradually evolves towards the more recent intersubjectively-influenced period, necessitating the assimilation of an ethics of relationships. It is suggested that explicit theorizing of the ethical dimension into psychoanalysis offers added value to its effectiveness, and a framework is presented for combining relational, intersubjectively informed ethical dialogue, with contributions of classical technique, enriching the therapeutic potential of psychoanalytic work. PMID: 29422685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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