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Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise

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AMENDOEIRA, Wilson. Some questions about the institution and the psychoanalysis. Rev. bras. psicanál [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.4, pp. 69-78. ISSN 0486-641X.

The author opposes the vision of the Psychoanalysis as a living and powerful body of ideas with the precariousness of the links that unite the psychoanalysts with their institutions, focusing the International Psychoanalytical Association. Leaning on the reflection about what a stimulant institutional environment must offer to the psychoanalysts and as a counterpoint to the centralization tradition and monopoly of power, the author develops a short historical about the roots of this tradition and how it was perpetuated in IPA and presents the pillars that allow the retaking of its function as generator of scientific and clinical development, with the incentive for free and creative thinking.

Keywords : psychoanalysis; tradition; scientific development; institutional democratization.

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