Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1950, 19 June
Document title: Handling of Cases
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Professional Course
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Document ID: 5006C19A
Description: Hubbard talks about fees and expected results in Dianetics therapy; links payments with transference issues and with case progress.
If there is any auditor who, at the rate of $25 an hour, can run up a bill of $5,000-$10,000 without really producing spectacular results and bringing a person up very close if not to clear, my words are being wasted. Although that is only 200 hours, any auditor should be able to get that. Take an extremely bad case with all sorts of sympathy engrams that are very difficult to get to, who, although he keeps coming to you for treatment, has all these reasons why he can’t get rid of his symptoms–this person will still propitiate you. He will still keep on paying you funds rather than give up the engrams, they can be that strong.
The return of a person’s self-determination is one of the tests of how he is progressing. For instance, you call a patient up one day and ask him how he is getting along–you haven’t heard from him for two weeks–and you find that he went out and got a copy of the Handbook; and a fellow by the name of Jenkins and he are now working together and they are doing just fine, and have started two other cases. Know then that you have gotten that person over the hump.
The phenomenon of transference is a reverse on self-determinism, it is utter dependency. That utter dependency is something which, if you work at all in Dianetics, will not last. It goes away. Dianetics is no field for somebody who wants control of a fellow human being, because that control is going to blow up. Furthermore, their respect for you as their own personalities strengthen up, and their friendship for you as self-determined people, are far more valuable than a dependent state upon you. There is no use for that. Fortunately this thing works itself out as an auditor clears a patient. 1
Hubbard, L. R. (1950, 19 June). Handling of Cases. Professional Course, (5006C19A). Lecture conducted from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
- Cf. control methods used in dissemination and in introductory auditing. ↩