chapter  1
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Encountering Brandchaft

The volume the reader holds in his or her hands is devoted to an explication of Bernard Brandchaft’s distinctive contributions over many decades to psychoanalysis. In this chapter, two of us, Shelley Doctors and Dorienne Sorter, describe how our collaboration with Bernard Brandchaft first came about and how it ultimately resulted in this volume. In addition, we will briefly preview the book’s main developmental and clinical concepts and its organization.