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Am J Psychother. 1975 Jul;29(3):369-82.

Psychiatry and psychotherapy as political processes.

Abstract

Therapy is applied politics. From hospitalizing a patient to offering psychoanalytic insight, a therapist's every action reflects his own attitudes toward political issues, including individual freedom vs. state control, or capitalism versus socialism. Ultimately every therapy implements some utopian political vision against which the client will measure his own success and failure in the therapy.

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