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June 1966

New Perspectives in Psychoanalysis.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;14(6):658-659. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730120098014

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This volume was organized as a companion piece to Advances in Psychoanalysis reviewed previously (Arch Gen Psych6:680, 1964). The stated purpose is to collect Horney's later essays and lectures on techniques which have not been published before in book form and also to gather together some of the papers of her colleagues.

The previous book dealt more or less with theoretical issues, whereas this present volume addresses itself almost exclusively to the clinical and technical aspects of psychoanalysis.

The book reads easily because of its excellent clinical material, well presented and in a clear style. Because of this, the reader is spared the

superficial and labored theoretical expositions of the previous volume, especially the repetitious barb of "Freudian mechanistic orientation" and neglect of any use of the structural approach. This area of importance was discussed in the other review.

It is always impressive to read how psychotherapists of

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