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Rothstein, A. (1997). Response to Charles Spezzano’s Review of Psychoanalytic Technique and the Creation of Analytic Patients. Contemp. Psychoanal., 33:654-655.

(1997). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 33:654-655

Response to Charles Spezzano’s Review of Psychoanalytic Technique and the Creation of Analytic Patients

Arnold Rothstein, M.D.

I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL to Charles Spezzano for the thoughtful and thorough reading he has given my book. Because it is inevitable that a reviewer will have differences with an author, I have, in the past, refrained from responding to reviews of my work. When Dr. Greenberg offered me the opportunity to read and respond to Dr. Spezzano’s review, I reluctantly read it, expecting to decline the invitation. However, as I read it I changed my mind, feeling that it is important to respond because Dr. Spezzano and I have developed as analysts within different traditions. I limit my response to two of Dr. Spezzano’s points that I believe are profoundly shaped by our distinct analytic heritages: first, the issue of attribution and, second, the question of the relevance of frequency of sessions in my conception of psychoanalysis.

Dr.

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