|Book: [...] selected papers of Clara M. Thompson|
|The Old Man's Case Book|
For comment on the therapeutic practices of Commander "Snake" Thompson, Hubbard's mentor.
Source: The Psychoanalytic Roots of Scientology
by Silas L. Warner, M.D.
During the following year, 1925,
Adolph Meyer objected to Clara's being in psychoanalysis with
Meyer insisted that she discontinue her psychoanalysis; she refused; he
In 1931 she went to Budapest and finished her psychoanalysis with Sandor
The following case history from Interpersonal psychoanalysis : the selected papers of Clara M. Thompson is obviously Clara Thompson herself, commenting on her analysis with Joseph Thompson.
Notes on the Psychoanalytic Significance of the Choice of Analyst
The second case is that of a woman with a male analyst. The first meeting was at a social gathering. In the course of the evening they had a conversation together which led to his suggesting that she come to see him professionally and discuss her being analyzed. Her reaction was fear but she realized that she needed analysis, that he would probably accept her for a fee which she could pay, and finally she felt irresistibly attracted to the situation. Analysis was begun, fear continued, sleeplessness developed, difficulty in working appeared, and the patient finally lost her job. The analyst repeatedly urged the patient to seek the sources of her fear of him in her fear of her father-to no avail. The difficulty lay in the analyst. There was in him some tendency to get women away from other men and make them entirely dependent on him. The patient in question had a neurotic attachment to her employer which was reciprocated by the employer, who also had a neurotic need for power. When this situation began to be analyzed, the analyst's jealousy reinforced the patient's own tendency to make indirect aggressions of a serious nature against her employer with disastrous consequences. Although the patient continued in analysis for some months after the loss of her position, she made no further progress, having lost confidence in the analyst on a reality basis. Later her analysis was successfully completed by another. p. 1351
Interpersonal psychoanalysis : the selected papers of Clara M. Thompson
Thompson, Clara, Green, Maurice R. (Ed.)
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