The Freshness of First Sessions

  • James P. Gustafson


First meetings have a great potential if we know how to bring it out. Winnicott (1971b) certainly knew, from his work with children:

I was struck by the frequency with which the children had dreamed of me the night before attending. . . here I was, as I discovered to my amusement, fitting in with a preconceived notion. . . Either this sacred moment is used or it is wasted. (pp. 4–5)


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • James P. Gustafson
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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