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Gann, E. (1990). The Role of Psychoanalysis in Psychiatric Education: Past, Present, and Future. Emotions and Behavior Monograph 7: Edited by Sidney H. Weissman, M.D. and Robert J. Thurnblad, M.D. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, Inc., 1987. 349 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 59:290-294.

(1990). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 59:290-294

The Role of Psychoanalysis in Psychiatric Education: Past, Present, and Future. Emotions and Behavior Monograph 7: Edited by Sidney H. Weissman, M.D. and Robert J. Thurnblad, M.D. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, Inc., 1987. 349 pp.

Review by:
Erik Gann

In recent years psychoanalytic organizations in the United States have had to grapple with essential issues pertaining to the education and participation of the non-medical members of our discipline. This activity has had many dimensions, some constructive and some malignant. One general point of reference has focused on the traditional alliance between organized psychoanalysis and medicine-psychiatry, but relatively little has actually appeared in the recent psychoanalytic literature concerning this supposedly strong connection, save for isolated contributions here and there dealing with the problematic relationship between psychoanalysis and academic psychiatry. More specifically, the analytic literature has had little to offer in any integrated fashion about matters pertaining to the education of psychiatric residents. This is all the more surprising since it is precisely the psychiatric residency program and the contribution of psychiatry to general medical education which in the past have insured an ongoing supply of medical candidates for the psychoanalytic institutes. That there is an unsettling crisis in the guarantee of this supply at this point is news to no one. Hence, this seventh monograph of the Emotions and Behavior Series from the Chicago Institute is very timely.

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