In the years since my formal training, the psychotherapy I do remains psychoanalytically oriented and traditional except that, like many classical (read Freudian?) analysts, I have become much more Mahlerian, pre-oedipal, object relations, and socioculturally focused, and I find existential issues more relevant. I have also become somewhat more open and more verbally interactive and share more of my feelings—including, when it seems appropriate, some of my countertransferences. I still worry about persuasions that espouse various corrective emotional experiences, both because I doubt if most of us are omniscient enough to know what stance to take or role to play and because I fear that somehow such experiences (as well as enthusiastic self-disclosure) too often are the start of a slippery slope toward acting-out with patients. (I am aware of the naiveté of such a view, of course—undoubtedly most of those therapists who act-out with their patients will do so regardless of theoretical frameworks.) Furthermore, I suspect that, in most helpful analyses, there is the same "corrective emotional experience"—the analyst as a loving, nurturing, accepting good mother—an experience for the patient that likely transcends both theory and insight in therapeutic importance.