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Zabarenko, L.M. (1992). Understanding Transference: The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method by Lester Luborsky and Paul Crits-Christoph New York: Basic Books, 1990, xv + 313 pp., $32.95. Psa. Books, 3(2):227-231.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Books, 3(2):227-231

Understanding Transference: The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method by Lester Luborsky and Paul Crits-Christoph New York: Basic Books, 1990, xv + 313 pp., $32.95

Review by:
Lucy M. Zabarenko, Ph.D.

This book is another beneficence in the spate of compilations by major psychoanalytic researchers and scholars, similar to recent summaries by Hartvig Dahl and Robert Holt. These volumes ease the way for students trying to understand the panorama of decades of empirical work and allow relieved colleagues to dispense with bulging reprint files.

On one hand, this development generates a species of hopefulness, suggesting a coming of age in psychoanalytic research and theory building. Surely maturity is in sight when there is confidence and substantial identity enough to prod analytic subfields to a sense of their history and the importance of recording it.

A bonanza of realizations throngs around the very telling. For example, Luborsky and Crits-Christoph's book confirms hunches about the tribal sociology of psychoanalytic research: It is a kingdom of fiefdoms belonging to a tiny band of pioneers, most of whom have been at the business since the early 1950s.

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