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Sayers, J. (1987). Man and Mind: Collected Papers of Jeanne Lampl-de Groot. Published by Van Gorcum: The Netherlands 1985; 441 pages; Dfl.87.50 hardback.The Feminist Legacy of Karen Horney by Marcia Westkott. Published by Yale University Press: London 1986; 242 pages; £17.50 hardback.. Brit. J. Psychother., 4(1):110-111.

(1987). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 4(1):110-111

Man and Mind: Collected Papers of Jeanne Lampl-de Groot. Published by Van Gorcum: The Netherlands 1985; 441 pages; Dfl.87.50 hardback.The Feminist Legacy of Karen Horney by Marcia Westkott. Published by Yale University Press: London 1986; 242 pages; £17.50 hardback.

Review by:
Janet Sayers

Do women analysts gain insights about human psychology denied their male colleagues by their patients' transference to them as father and patriarch? Freud hinted as much in his 1931 essay, ‘Female Sexuality’, commending Jeanne Lampl-de Groot's discoveries about women's psychology based on her patients' transference to her as mother and reported in her 1927 paper, ‘The Evolution of the Oedipus Complex’.

This paper opens the perhaps not altogether ill-named Man and Mind collection of her work published in honour of her ninetieth birthday in 1985. Also included are papers describing the precursors of the male Oedipus complex based on some of her men patients' passive maternal transference in defence against the narcissistic injuries of this complex.

At the end of her own analysis, says de Groot, Freud advised ‘Now you should write of your own experience’. In the event she wrote less about her experience, say as a clinician, than about general theoretical issues. Many of the papers in this volume are taken up with rather unenlivened reiteration of Freud's views against those of Klein and British object relations analysts. She prefers the work of Anna Freud, Heinz Hartmann, Rene Spitz, Margaret Mahler and Heinz Kohut. Like Kohut she describes the infant's grandiose sense of itself and its parents.

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