Variations of the Eitington Training Model
by Bill Glover, PhD, Chair, Psychoanalytic Education Division
Roundtable contribution to an on-line IPA Debate begun on April 2.
The full debate can be found at http://www.ipa.org.uk/en/Debates/Eitingon_model.aspx
My contribution follows a thread begun in the debates on paternal function and on evaluation that preceded this one. I consider evaluation a manifestation of paternal function in psychoanalytic training, working to separate the candidate from his or her analyst and supervisors in way analogous to how the father applying his law separates the child from the mother.