“Love’s Not Time’s Fool”: Some Continuities, Discontinuities, and Alterations in Psychoanalysis During My Lifetime.


Heinz Hartmann Award Lecture


by Anton O. Kris, MD



In this lecture the author reviews some important developments in North American psychoanalysis over the years since 1933. The most important of the changes is the recognition of the psychoanalyst as a participant in the analytic process rather than as an interpreter of unconscious meaning only. Beginning with some verbatim “interpretations” from the first recorded psychoanalysis in the 1930s, the lecture proceeds to consider a variety of topics, especially the importance of the relational tilt in U.S. psychoanalysis.


Anton O. Kris is a Professor of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School. He has been a psychiatrist for more than fifty-five years, a psychoanalyst for fifty years, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute for nearly forty years. He is the author of Free Association: Method and Process, along with numerous papers. Dr. Kris has served on the editorial boards of several of the major psychoanalytic journals and is currently the Chair of the Monitoring and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has also served on the board of trustees of The Anna Freud Centre, The Anna Freud Foundation, and the Sigmund Freud Archives, of which he was recently Executive Director. He received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society.

Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 71:123-129, 2018.

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