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(1956). American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. XXV, 1955: Psychodynamics of Child Delinquency: Further Contributions. Round Table, 1953. Ben Karpman, Chairman. Pp. 238-282.. Psychoanal Q., 25:447-448.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. XXV, 1955: Psychodynamics of Child Delinquency: Further Contributions. Round Table, 1953. Ben Karpman, Chairman. Pp. 238-282.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:447-448

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. XXV, 1955: Psychodynamics of Child Delinquency: Further Contributions. Round Table, 1953. Ben Karpman, Chairman. Pp. 238-282.

In opening the discussion, Dr. Leo Kanner emphasizes the futility of seeking a single cause for all instances of juvenile delinquency. He divides delinquency into three types: 1, that due to pathology of the brain; 2, that due to pathology of relationships within the family; and 3, that representing social dislocation. The discussants agreed that psychotherapy may correct pathology resulting from disturbances of the second type in a stable social setting, but it is almost helpless in the face of disturbances of the third type. For the latter, environmental manipulation is most useful. It was noted that the symposium did not consider precise

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methods of treatment or the fantasies or dreams of the children described. The symposium did study the importance of hostility, aggression, and rejection in the genesis of delinquency and the defenses most commonly utilized by delinquents.

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Article Citation

(1956). American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. XXV, 1955. Psychoanal. Q., 25:447-448

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