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Wenkart, A. (1958). The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Am. J. Psychoanal., 18(1):101-102.

(1958). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 18(1):101-102

Annual Reports

The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Antonia Wenkart, M.D.

An assessment of the past year concerns interorganizational matters, scientific critique, and the formulation of research plans. The Association also tried to keep its members informed of activities in other psychiatric and psychoanalytic organizations and to establish closer relationships with them.

A highlight of the year's endeavors was the creation of a Liaison Committee between the Association, the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the Karen Horney Clinic. At the first meeting, the question of a better integration of the three organizations was discussed, involving administrative, financial, and scientific aspects. It was decided to pay particular attention to the elimination of overlap, so that the most effective results might be obtained.

The meetings held at the New York Academy of Medicine dealt with various fields of psychoanalytic theory and their practical application. Some of the topics presented were later elaborated at the Interval Meetings set up as workshops. The material presented there was subsequently transcribed and preserved for further study and research by a special group of interested members and candidates.

The Karen Horney Memorial Lecture was to have been delivered by Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, but she was ill at the time and has since passed away. However, there is a recording she made for the occasion, which is being preserved as a testament to her interest in the Association. Dr. Lewis B. Hill, who graciously accepted our invitation to substitute for Dr.

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