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Plaut, A. (1988). One Psychoanalysis or Many?. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 69:552-553.

(1988). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 69:552-553

One Psychoanalysis or Many?

A. Plaut


May I, as a past editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, the publication in which Goodheart's (1984) paper appeared, be permitted to comment on Dr Wallerstein's address 'One psychoanalysis or many'? (1988, 69: 1)

As Wallerstein admits, he is not well informed on Jungian literature; yet he has lighted upon the one article in that journal that could be regarded as damaging to Jung. The reason for this must be best known to himself. Here I only wish to observe:

1. There is truth in the statement that analysis of the transference was a weak point in Jung's early work. It is for this reason that Goodheart's paper was published. A courageous editorial decision the like of which I have not come across before.

2. That Wallerstein's comparison between 'C. G.

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