The Doctor Debate: Still Talking About Titles
Flora Lazar, PhD LCSW
The American Psychoanalyst
Volume 55, No 2, Spring/Summer 2021
In this article for The American Psychoanalyst, Flora Lazar revisits a sensitive topic in psychoanalytic history — what is the necessary academic preparation for training/practice in psychoanalysis? She traces the history and controversy about degrees in the field and argues, from a self-psychological perspective, that degrees may have more meaning to clients/patients than to clinicians.