Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To see author affiliation information in an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To see author affiliation and contact information (as available) in an article, simply click on the Information icon next to the author’s name in every journal article.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

MacIntosh, H. (1996). Response To Grover M. Lawlis's Letter. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 44:349-351.

(1996). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44:349-351

Response To Grover M. Lawlis's Letter

Houston MacIntosh, M.D.

This is in reply to a recent letter to the Editor from Grover M. Lawlis, M.D. regarding my study “Attitudes and Experiences of Psychoanalysis in Analyzing Homosexual Patients.” Dr. Lawlis presents a number of loosely related criticisms of the study.

Dr. Lawlis's letter suggests a distinct antipsychoanalyst bias. He describes contemporary psychoanalysts as being homophobic, abusive, unskilled, unknowledgeable, unaware of their countertransference, and inadequately educated regarding the analysis of homosexual patients. He also asserts that homosexuality is a normal biological condition, which he compares to left-handedness. Therefore, in his view, it is not a suitable subject for psychoanalysis.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.