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Family Romance, Family Secrets: Case Notes from an American Psychoanalysis, 1912

Elizabeth Lunbeck and Bennett Simon


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.

Keywords: psychoanalytic practice, Elizabeth Lunbeck, Bennett Simon, psychoanalysis, psychological therapies, gender, hysteria, sexual trauma, incest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300092141
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Lunbeck, author

Bennett Simon, author