I do not need proof to the validity and value of psychoanalysis; I have been for decades and still is an psychoanalyst (clinical). My concern is the laxity and flippant manner contemporary psychoanalysts are dealing with serious matters like training and research. It is a result of our self centeredness and isolation in our psychoanalytic community, which is no longer of any importance to anyone but us. The poor quality of contemporary psychoanalysis is alarming but most of us are not paying attention to being shadows in the old great hall of psychoanalysis.
I will try as much as possible for me to push for opening up the psychoanalytic community to relearn psychoanalysis from those who know it better than us. We have become like the good old indian widows who had to die when their husbands die. Psychoanalysis as we have rendered it in the last four or five decades is dying-as thought, theory, new knowledge even as a psychotherapy. We will die with it if we do not stop being the conceited professionals we have become.