What is lay analysis?

Lay Analysis

A lay analysis is a psychoanalysis performed by someone who is not a trained physician; a person who performs such an analysis is a lay analyst.

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Lay Analysis - Opposition To Freud
... Association only being prevented in the 1920s when a compromise allowed lay analysts to work with children alone in New York ... trained as psychiatrists and subsequently undergone a training analysis at a (then European) psychoanalytic institute ... in the world...the laxness and sloppiness of English, European, and South American analysis ...

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