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(p. 107) A Note on Regression and Reassurance 

(p. 107) A Note on Regression and Reassurance
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(p. 107) A Note on Regression and Reassurance
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0021
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date: 21 October 2020

In this brief work, Winnicott expresses his belief that, in teaching psychoanalysis, analysts must continue to speak against the use of reassurance in their clinical work. He believes that reassurance is much better discussed in terms of countertransference, and that the analytic set-up is in itself reassuring.

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