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Penzer, R. Pollens, D. (2003). Editors' Introduction. J. Clin. Psychoanal., 12(2):107-108.
(2003). Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis, 12(2):107-108
Robert Penzer, M.D. and David Pollens, Ph.D.
We are honored to assume the mantle of our distinguished predecessors, Stephen M. Rittenberg, M.D., and Herbert M. Wyman, M.D., the founding editors of this journal. We seek to continue their editorial standards and their mission. The Journal was begun thirteen years ago in response, partly, to the proliferation of new ideas in our field, too many of which lacked the necessary corroborative data from the psychoanalytic situation to strengthen the empirical foundation of psychoanalysis. We continue the Journal's emphasis on in-depth analytic clinical accounts, whether applied in the examination of theoretical or technical propositions, or in the elucidation of phenomena of pathology or process.
We welcome the clinical contributions of authors of all theoretical orientations who share our understanding of the need to provide the reader with the observational data by which their analytic inferences and ideas can be evaluated.
We are also adding new features to the Journal. We are pleased to be joined by Nellie Thompson, Ph.D., as our History and Archive Editor, Helene Keable, M.D., as our Child Analysis Editor, and Stephen Sonnenberg, M.D., as our Book Review Editor.
In this issue, Dr. Michael Porder inaugurates “The Analyst at Work,” a less formal venue for seasoned analytic clinicians to talk about their approach to clinical work, the evolution of their clinical technique, with or without detailed clinical account.
This issue leads off with a print panel discussion of an interesting and, by the author's own admission, controversial paper by Arnold Rothstein. Dr. Rothstein, an advocate of wedding an intersubjective perspective to an evolutionary elaboration of Freudian-Brennerian compromise formation theory, here challenges established technique in arguing for a trusting model for beginning analytic treatment. We are equally fortunate to have a distinguished panel drawn from our global psychoanalytic community to discuss Dr. Rothstein's paper. Drs.
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