Towards an atelier system (1971)
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This article, written for circulation amongst the members of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, offers a critical view of the selection, training, and qualification of candidates at the Institute of Psycho-Analysis. It did not enhance the author's popularity with the psychoanalytic "establishment" that he suggested an organization to teach and learn psychoanalysis in a less authoritarian setting to function concurrently with the "official" training. These were felt in 1971 to be subversive ideas, and they aroused fears that the interest of psychoanalysts would he deflected away from the Society and from the established theories and doctrines.