The Couch in the Psychoanalytic Therapy

The “orthodox psychoanalysis” use the couch in order to facilitate the free association (the patients reclining upon the couch removes some of the distractions).

Furthermore, the lying on the couch with the analyst sitting behind the couch gives the analyst an opportunity to observe his patient without having to be conscious of his own reactions.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

Freud’s Couch pictureFreud’s Couch

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