Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To limit search results by article type…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Looking for an Abstract? Article? Review? Commentary? You can choose the type of document to be displayed in your search results by using the Type feature of the Search Section.

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

Beaumont, R. (1992). Meetings of the Psychoanalytic Institute and Society of New England, East. Psychoanal Q., 61:690-691.

Welcome to PEP Web!

Viewing the full text of this document requires a subscription to PEP Web.

If you are coming in from a university from a registered IP address or secure referral page you should not need to log in. Contact your university librarian in the event of problems.

If you have a personal subscription on your own account or through a Society or Institute please put your username and password in the box below. Any difficulties should be reported to your group administrator.


Can't remember your username and/or password? If you have forgotten your username and/or password please click here and log in to the PaDS database. Once there you need to fill in your email address (this must be the email address that PEP has on record for you) and click "Send." Your username and password will be sent to this email address within a few minutes. If this does not work for you please contact your group organizer.

OpenAthens or federation user? Login here.

Not already a subscriber? Order a subscription today.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:690-691

Meetings of the Psychoanalytic Institute and Society of New England, East

Ralph Beaumont

DISCUSSION: Dr. Axel Hoffer discussed Ferenczi's idea that the training analysis requirement would cause the "personal element" to dwindle away and that differences

- 690 -

of analytic technique would tend to disappear. Eissler's influential 1953 paper on parameters is in the same spirit of a growing emphasis on "analytic objectivity." Representing the contrasting modern view, Dr. Simon described the genesis of his paper in an earlier paper on the relation of the character of theory-makers to their theories. Now he looks at the relationship between what is personal and what can be generalized in psychoanalytic technique. Dr. Arthur Valenstein commented on the issue of classical analysis, alluding to Leo Stone's discussion of the post-war effort to make psychoanalysis highly scientific. Stone has described efforts like Eissler's as neoclassic. Recent trends have included emphasis on personal characteristics which may either enliven or tax the analytic situation. Stone described Freud's technical maxims as geometric sculptures, without the rounded corners and creative whimsy of the actual situation. Dr. Simon noted that when he was a candidate, he was puzzled by Stone's radical work, and he recounted Stone's then-rare comments on converting psychotherapy to psychoanalysis. Dr. Valenstein discussed Samuel Lipton's paper on technique and the relation of Lipton's ideas to the difficult patients he treated. Dr. Simon agreed that the patients one treats influence one's

[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 © 2017, 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.