Even if you’re a professional in the mental health field “An Outline of Psycho-Analysis” is a book worth keeping on your shelf in order to review the basics of this field. Because its language is clear and concise it demystifies the psychobabble terminology that most psychologists spring on their patients when explaining the nuts and bolt of their clients’ issues to them utilizing shop talk. This book is not going to make you an expert in psychoanalysis, but it can make you feel a lot better about it. That in itself makes it worth reading for both mental health professionals, and the uninitiated.
The book moves through various concepts of psychoanalysis and simplifies them to the point that someone attending high school can understand them with great clarity: while improving their understanding of the psychoanalytic process. Because the book simplifies the concepts of Psychoanalysis for everyone one it removes the stigma associated with undergoing therapy. For therapist’s that include educating their clients about the process of therapy as part of their client’s treatment, the book is a must have. It’s also a must have for students that are first semester psychology students. The book is worth having and is extremely inexpensive a fact that increases its value to those dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues from both sides of the issue.