New Blood for the Freud Squad
Phillips, Adam, The Independent (London, England)
Psychoanalysis has been in the dock recently, hauled in and given a dressing down by what I suppose we have to call the Freud squad. And at first sight Adam Phillips would seem to be joining the party. His new book is a brilliant critique of the overblown claims made by contemporary psychoanalysis.
What began as a compelling coup against authority has hardened, he suggests, into a new form of authority, a new kind of conventional wisdom. The rebels have become priests. "When psychoanalysts spend too much time with each other, they start believing in psychoanalysis. They begin to talk knowingly, like members of a religious cult." Instead of emphasising and accommodating …
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