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Petratos, B.D. (1990). The European Teachers of Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. J. Amer. Acad. Psychoanal., 18(1):152-166.

(1990). Journal of American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 18(1):152-166

The European Teachers of Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann

Barbara Dionis Petratos, M.S.

This brief analysis of the contributions of Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann's European teachers to her work traces parallel developments in Europe and America that led Fromm-Reichmann and Harry Stack Sullivan to a similar understanding of the treatment of schizophrenia. Fromm-Reichmann was prepared by Kurt Goldstein's insights into the patient's security operations; Goldstein, Johannes H. Schultz, and Georg Groddeck's holistic views; Groddeck's focus on early mothering; the Frankfurt sociological school's stress on the influence of socioeconomic factors; and her own clinical experience to be receptive to Sullivan's interpersonal theories.

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