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The Possible Profession:The Analytic Process of Change by Theodore J. Jacobs

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Insights, Epiphanies, and Working Through

On Healing, Self-Healing, and Creativity in the Writer and the Analyst

In this chapter I will offer some thoughts about writers and analysts as they go about their respective tasks. More specifically, I will focus on aspects of their psychologies that play key roles in the work that they do. I will also attempt to delineate some qualities that they have in common and in what ways they differ. What I have to say is quite limited and incomplete; I have made no effort to be thorough or comprehensive but simply to present some preliminary ideas as a way of introducing this most intriguing and complex topic.

My interest in these matters began many years ago, when, in an effort to overcome the boredom that, ...

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