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Errant Selves by Arnold I. Goldberg

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The Case of John Alter

To Catch a Thief (or Two)

John Alter came for treatment when he was 36 years old, having been referred to me by one of his colleagues, a former patient of mine. He had been in treatment for about a year and a half with a respected analyst prompted by drug abuse and feelings of inadequacy. The analyst contracted with the patient to stop using drugs in return for continued treatment; the patient complied and has always felt that this analyst enabled him to stop his drug abuse. Additionally, the patient was in panic over his financial position. Prior to seeing the first analyst, Alter did very well practicing corporate law. After a few months of treatment, the analyst established another contract requiring Alter ...

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