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Freud & Dogs, Pt. 2: A Dangerous Method (If You Fear Dogs)

Freud & Dogs, Pt. 2: A Dangerous Method (If You Fear Dogs)

In Part 1 of this series, I explored Freud’s late life case of puppy love, inspired by  his daughter Anna’s  first dog. Here I discuss the impact his bond with dogs had on his treatment sessions — and on Anna’s. Oddly, Freud’s pre-eminent biographer, Peter Gay, minimized the role dogs played in his subject’s lifeContinue Reading