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Pines, D. (1988). The Therapist's Pregnancy. Intrusion in the Analytic Space: By Sheri Fenster, Suzanne B. Phillips, and Estelle R. G. Rapoport. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 1986. 142 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 57:435-440.

(1988). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 57:435-440

The Therapist's Pregnancy. Intrusion in the Analytic Space: By Sheri Fenster, Suzanne B. Phillips, and Estelle R. G. Rapoport. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 1986. 142 pp.

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Dinora Pines

This is the first book written by women therapists concerning the impact of pregnancy on themselves, their patients, their supervisors, and their colleagues. It is a most welcome addition to psychoanalytic literature and will be read and used by many clinicians. The authors, who themselves have experienced the manifold dilemmas of therapist mothers, have extended their research by adding the experience of twenty-two other psychotherapist mothers. This contribution extends the scope of the pioneer papers written by women therapists, such as Van Leeuwen in

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1 Van Leeuwen, K. (1966): Pregnancy envy in the male. Int. J. Psychoanal., 47:319-324.

2 Lax, R. F. (1969): Some considerations about transference and countertransference manifestations evoked by the analyst's pregnancy. Int. J Psychoanal., 50:363-372.

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