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(p. 273) The Value of the Therapeutic Consultation 

(p. 273) The Value of the Therapeutic Consultation
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(p. 273) The Value of the Therapeutic Consultation
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0040
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date: 19 October 2019

In this paper, Winnicott describes the importance of the first interview with a child, in which much may be achieved that could only evolve slowly in an analysis. He gives examples from a variety of cases. He indicates that the emotional distress of the child will usually emerge in the first meeting and that although his training and technique as a psychoanalyst lies at the base of this working method, he will vary his practice to meet the need of the given situation.

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