Family Romance, Family SecretsCase Notes from an American Psychoanalysis, 1912

Family Romance, Family SecretsCase Notes from an American Psychoanalysis, 1912

Elizabeth Lunbeck and Bennett Simon

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780300092141

Publisher: Yale University Press

Abstract

This book presents an early psychoanalyst's session-by-session notes on a case of hysteria caused by severe sexual trauma and incest, offering a vivid portrait of psychoanalytic practice in the second decade of the twentieth century. Accompanying these notes are insightful commentaries by Elizabeth Lunbeck and Bennett Simon that situate the case historically and throw light on the many difficulties that both analyst and patient encountered in the treatment.