The Cruelty of Framing

Unexpected Complications of Boundaries (Vol. 1, Issue 6)

Psychoanalytic boundaries are necessary to create the transformational experiences patients seek. Psychoanalytic scholars endlessly debate how to define depth psychotherapy. One straightforward way is to consider them as personal, “transformational encounters” (Karbelnig, 2016). They intend to foment change of some sort—symptom reduction, increased self…

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