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Jackson, E.B. (1950). Einführung in Die Technik Der Kinderanalyse (Introduction to the Technique of Child Analysis): By Anna Freud. Third Edition. London: Imago Publishing Co., Ltd., 1949. 105 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 19:251-253.
(1950). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 19:251-253
Einführung in Die Technik Der Kinderanalyse (Introduction to the Technique of Child Analysis): By Anna Freud. Third Edition. London: Imago Publishing Co., Ltd., 1949. 105 pp.
Review by: Edith B. Jackson
The first edition of this small book appeared in 1927. It was translated into English under the supervision of L. Pierce Clark, M.D. and published in 1928 as No. 48 of the Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series, entitled Introduction to the Technic of Child Anaylsis. Dr. Clark wrote a highly appreciative preface, dated March 15, 1928, from The Psychoanalytic Institute, Stamford, Connecticut, and congratulated Anna Freud for her 'unique effort' in contributing this little monograph, a series of four lectures to psychoanalysts, 'the first of its kind in any language'.
A second edition appeared in 1929 which included, in addition to the four lectures presented before the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute, a paper which Anna Freud read before the Tenth International Psychoanalytic Congress in Innsbruck (September 3, 1927), Zur Theorie der Kinderanalyse.
Just about twenty years after the publication of the second German edition a third edition in German (1949) has been brought out by the Imago Publishing Co., Ltd., London. The appearance of this third edition prompted the request for the present notations. The five lectures by Anna Freud which make up this book are classics in the child analytic literature and need no special review at this time. The present reviewer will limit herself to a reference to some of the previous reviews.
The 1927 German edition was reviewed in detail by Rado. His careful and constructive review is supportive of almost all of the practical and theoretical points of difference between child analysis and adult analysis made by Anna Freud. It is very complimentary to the clarity of the author's presentation and to her accomplishment in clearing the way for the understanding and further development of child analysis.
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