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Spielberg, G. (2004). Letters to the Editors: Reflections on the Inaugural Issue. Psychoanal. Perspect., 2(1):4-4.

(2004). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 2(1):4-4

Letters to the Editors: Reflections on the Inaugural Issue Related Papers

Gil Spielberg, Ph.D., F.A.G.P.A.

Dear Editors,

For some time, I have felt myself to be “drowning in a sea of journals” (to paraphrase Rachel Newcombe, C.S.W., Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 93). Each journal represented its own unique theoretical flavor and methodological spice. These journals of disparate orientations each found their special location on my desk, shelves, or floor. The theoretical, abstract conundrums so eloquently described in each one remained unexplored territory. I went swimming.

Do I dare leave the water now? Psychoanalytic Perspectives is deeply tempting. The inaugural issue reflects well its stated purpose. In its editorial philosophy, I was most impressed by an integrationist spirit and a desire to bring openness and the other's point of view to the reader's experience. Articles that incorporated an interview, personal experiences and, yes, even poetry, were welcomed.

It seems natural that N.I.P., a training institute that promotes diversity, should sponsor this offering. It is my hope as a dedicated group analyst that Psychoanalytic Perspectives will not favor individual work but will also encourage meaningful analytic exploration of other modalities.

To the extent that Psychoanalytic Perspectives continues to capture the vitality of the relationship(s) in the consulting room, it will, no doubt, occupy a novel and honored space. Now, it's time for me to take a swim with a promising perspective.

GIL SPIELBERG, Ph.D., F.A.G.P.A.

Training and Supervising Analyst, Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA.

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