We owe Drs. Gabbard and Kassaw a great deal for their efforts in teaching how to improve the doctor-patient relationship in the fields of psychiatry and psychotherapy. It should not be forgotten that beginning therapists can improve their psychotherapeutic skills; this process is actually facilitated in the psychodynamic psychotherapy practice (4). Psychodynamic psychotherapy, no doubt, allows the development of the particular skills involved in the doctor-patient relationship; thus, psychiatrists may be able to understand inner conflicts, fears, and anxiety (5). During psychiatric training, it is crucial to develop empathic skills and a deep emotional awareness, as facing psychic sorrow moves one toward experiencing specific projective and identification anxieties. The acquisition of these professional skills must be also considered a valid and fundamental therapeutic element. Nevertheless, the psychodynamic psychotherapy model has still to deal with empirical validation, its legitimacy in the academic environment, and more widespread use in clinical practice.