Ian Miller

I am a New York trained clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst, oriented toward therapeutic mutuality within the relational field. Asked recently to locate my ‘heroes’ in the psychoanalytic pantheon, I imagined the following list: Breuer, Freud, Ferenczi, Balint, Bion, Winnicott, Sullivan, Fromm-Reichmann & Searles — as well as William James and Baruch Spinoza— who therapeutically recognized the human imperative in reaching toward what he called a “greater perfection” in resolving our confusions and lack of clarity in thinking about the world. This enlightened insight was recapitulated three hundred years later in Bion’s theory of thinking: which remains a cornerstone of today’s psychoanalytic vernacular.”

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