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Kelman, H. (1968). The Dean. Am. J. Psychoanal., 28(1):106-107.

(1968). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 28(1):106-107

The Dean

Harold Kelman, M.D.

We are completing the first year of the second quarter of a century of our existence. Problems and vistas not conceivable when the Institute was founded are upon us. Among those that concern us is the impact of the third psychiatric revolution. What is and will be the place of psychoanalysis and of training institutes in the burgeoning field of community psychiatry? How can we effectively meet the problems it creates for us? How can we productively participate in and contribute to the possibilities it opens to us?

Candidates and graduates, in increasing numbers, are assuming a variety of roles in community mental health centers, in the implementing and organizing, in the staffing and directing of them. The Karen Horney Clinic has evidenced its awareness of this need and trend through the increasing number and range of its programs offering services to a widening spectrum of the members of the community. For a number of years the Institute has organized and staffed programs of courses for general practitioners supported by NIMH grants. This creditable service to the community of our colleagues has been favorably noted by the psychiatric profession. New ways of communicating the psychodynamic principles of our theoretical orientation are constantly being sought. They lend themselves particularly to an understanding of individual and group process and to the maintaining and fulfilling of the functions of each to their mutual advantage.

Always our base must be solid training which means intensive personal analysis, supervision of day-to-day work with patients, and courses of a theoretical and clinical nature which not only serve to communicate information, but also are an experience in learning.

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