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    For example, Horney emphatically acknowledges that transference was Freud’s most valuable psychoanalytic discovery, when she says that “it is easy enough to modify it, but it took a genius to be the first to visualize its possibilities” (Horney, 1939, p. 154). In her oeuvre Horney worked to fulfill her wish to modify the Freudian concept of transference, especially to get away from the reductionist repetition compulsion aspect of it and conceptualize it as a dynamic component of the analytic relationship. Also see Ivimey (1945), one of the founding members of the Horney group in 1941.


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1Robert M. Prince, Ph.D., ABPP is Clinical Associate Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis where he is past Co-Chair of the Interpersonal Track. He is also Past-President of Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Clinicians, Section V of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association and an Associate Editor of The American Journal of Psychoanalysis.

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Prince, R. CONCLUSION OF THE CONTEMPORARY ROUNDTABLE. Am J Psychoanal 75, 169–172 (2015).

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