Dr. Karen Horney is universally recognized as a major figure in the field of psychoanalysis. As an analyst and research clinician, she made original and significant modifications of Freudian theory. As a teacher and a widely read author, she helped shape the course of twentieth-century psychoanalytic thought and investigation. This volume brings together for the first time in book form selections from Dr. Horney's later writings, including her classic essay, "The Value of Vindictiveness," and three lectures on psychoanalytic technique. Her emphasis is on the fluidity of the analytic situation and the responsibility of the analyst to use every means to achieve the growth-oriented goals of therapy.
Dr. Horney's ideas are elaborated and extended in the other essays included in the volume. Written by distinguished psychoanalysts and colleagues of Dr. Horney, the also stress the dynamics of the analytic situation and the holistic approach to the understanding of human behavior. Dr. Harold Kelman, the editor of The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, has compiled and edited the book as a companion volume to Advances in Psychoanalysis. Together these two books illuminate both the theory and the therapeutic techniques underlying Dr. Horney's pioneer work in psychoanalysis.