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Blank, H.R. (1962). The Training of Psychotherapists. A Multidisciplinary Approach: Edited by Nicholas P. Dellis and Herbert K. Stone. Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1960. 195 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 31:408-409.

(1962). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 31:408-409

The Training of Psychotherapists. A Multidisciplinary Approach: Edited by Nicholas P. Dellis and Herbert K. Stone. Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1960. 195 pp.

Review by:
H. Robert Blank

This volume is another example of the malignant trend toward publication of symposia regardless of merit. Most of the contributors seem to have prepared their presentations en route to Louisiana. The peak of casualness and superficiality was attained by the editors, who obviously had interests more vital than study of the subject and editing of the symposium. But the contributions of Harry Bone, August B. Hollingshead, Harold I. Lief, and Bernard F. Riess will prove of interest to psychoanalysts working with social agencies, clinics, and medical schools.

The over-all content of the volume can be judged from the lip service paid by almost every contributor to the importance of psychoanalytic knowledge in psychotherapy, and from the editors' statement in the summary: 'Although some of the participants felt that personal psychotheraphy was quite adequate, one or two others felt that treatment of the psychotherapist should be psychoanalysis and not psychotherapy'.

I wonder whether the National Institute of Mental Health, which supported the symposium, makes any formal evaluation of the results of this sort of training.

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Blank, H.R. (1962). The Training of Psychotherapists. A Multidisciplinary Approach. Psychoanal. Q., 31:408-409

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