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Fractal : Revista de Psicologia
On-line version ISSN 1984-0292
DE FILIPPO, Taiane Mara. How can someone become a psychoanalyst?. Fractal, Rev. Psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.2, pp. 409-420. ISSN 1984-0292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-02922008000200008.
From an epistemological analysis of psychoanalysis, this theoretical study aims to approach the theme of psychoanalysis' scientificity and its immediate consequence to psychoanalysts' formation. This study is an abstract of the third chapter, as well as parties of the final considerations of the master's dissertation called: The openings, the middlegame and endgame in the Freud's Technical Recommendations (1911-1915): and epistemological analysis. Therefore, it was possible to indicate a Freudian demand for psychoanalysis as a science. Then, the appearance of a new professional, divorced from medical knowledge, was also vindicated. This way, it is acceptable to conclude that an initial formation in psychology is necessary, although not sufficient, to the formation of a psychoanalyst who works with the clinical approach, according to Freud's teachings.
Keywords : Epistemology; Psychology; Psychoanalysis; Freud; professional formation.