The 'Mother' returns to psychoanalysis: Sándor Ferenczi, welcome home

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

For nearly two decades Sándor Ferenczi was Sigmund Freud's closest friend and collaborator. Whereas it was Freud's intellectual brilliance that set in motion the earth-shaking theory of the human mind, it was Ferenczi's deep empathy and creative passion for healing that inspired analytic practitioners to explore all possibilities for therapeutic cure. When Ferenczi fell out of favor with Freud, the psychoanalytic establishment largely suppressed his work. The absence of Ferenczi's voice tragically left a critical void and, for decades, analytically informed treatment was deprived of the vital influence of one of its most esteemed founders. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meyer, WS

Published Date

  • November 28, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 31

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0037-7317

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/J497v75n03_03

Citation Source

  • Scopus