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This is an overview of the activities and developments within the twelve component Societies of the International Psychoanalytic Association from the outbreak of the Second World War to its end in 1945. The author describes how the war had deeply affected the activities of the societies within Europe, as compared with other parts of the world. He notes how… (More)
Current researches in sexual deviations have rightly stressed deficiencies and faults in the mother/child relationship, fears of annihilation and an inability to achieve separation and independence. As a result of this the role of the father in the patient's family structure and in their psychotherapies and psychoanalyses has been somewhat neglected, also… (More)
Originally prepared as part of the background material for an International Psychoanalytical Association Symposium devoted to a critical consideration and review of the structure and functioning of the IPA in 1988, this paper uses sources within the IPA's Archives to trace the key developments in their history since their foundation in 1910. An addendum… (More)
The paper discusses aspects of the creative process in the elderly and, indeed, in the old. After a definition of the third age, the writer goes on to discuss the nature and aims of creativity. Particular attention is paid to the roles of sexuality, regression in the service of the ego, narcissism, sublimation, the depressive position and reparation. There… (More)
This paper is based on the empirical evidence that social and sexual deviancy in young persons often succeed on one another, alternate repeatedly, or occur concomitantly. The role of the superego and the relationship of acting out and symptomatic acts to both conditions are explored. States of excitement, tension, and discharge in young persons are… (More)
This is a study of the evolution of delinquency into adult neurosis in a girl whose analytic psychotherapy began in pre-puberty. With some interruptions the treatment was extended over nearly 20 years. The antisocial tendency, which was serious enough to lead to appearance in juvenile courts, continued until late adolescence when the first signs of a fully… (More)
The development of the concept of the Negative Therapeutic Reaction (N.T.R.) is followed through from the original description by Freud to that of later and contemporary psychoanalysts, revealing a considerable divergence of opinions as to the causes of the condition. It is suggested that in the more chronic forms the reaction is a special kind of acting… (More)