The Contribution of Psychoanalysis to the Treatment of Alcoholism

  • Austin Silber


This report represents the crystallization of knowledge derived from supervising the psychotherapy of alcoholic patients in a clinic setting. The therapists were psychiatric residents, social workers, and social work students. The therapy was once-a-week psychotherapy based on psychoanalytic concepts and principles and was, by design, supportive and informative.


Altered State Alcoholic Patient Symptom Formation Social Work Student Therapeutic Situation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Austin Silber
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  1. 1.The Psychoanalytic Institute at the New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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