Rapaport-Klein Study Group

Annual meetings held at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, since 1963

Andrew J. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D., Austen Riggs Center, 25 Main Street, P.O. Box 962, Stockbridge, MA 01262-0962, E-Mail <>
Paolo Migone, M.D., Via Palestro 14, 43123 Parma PR, Italy, Tel. +(39) 0521-960595, E-Mail <>
Craig Piers, Ph.D., 17 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240, Tel. 413-637-8077, E-Mail <>

Secretary: Rebecca Curtis, Ph.D., 411 West End Avenue, Apt. 11D, New York, NY 10024-5719, Tel. 212-496-4128, E-Mail <>

Treasurer: Craig Piers, Ph.D., 17 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240, Tel. 413-637-8077, E-Mail <>
Conference Coordinator: Nadine Desautels, Austen Riggs Center, 25 Main Street, P.O. Box 962, Stockbridge, MA 01262, Tel. 413-931-5236, E-Mail <>

History of the Group

Members' List

Past Members and Non-Member Presenters

Programs of Past Meetings (with papers to be downloaded): 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Go to the 2009 Bob Holt Appreciation: Transcript, Audio, and Photographs

Go to the 50th Anniversary Meeting (1963-2012): Program, Pictures, and Bob Holt's Message

Next Meeting: June 8-10, 2018 (56th Annual Meeting)

Paper presentations published on this web site:

1990: Pier Francesco Galli, "Psychoanalysis as the Story of a Crisis"
1993: Richard Lasky, "Countertransference and the analytic instrument" (in PDF)
1995: Lawrence Friedman, "Merton Gill's Psychoanalytic Paradigm"
1999: Robert Wallerstein, "Generations of Psychotherapy Research: An Overview" (in Psychomedia)
2003: Robert Holt, Philip Holzman, Roy Schafer, Herbert Schlesinger, Fred Schwartz, Peter Wolff et al., "40th Anniversary of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group: Reflections on David Rapaport" (videotape)
2003: Neil Altman & Jody Messler Davies, Editorial of no. 1/2000 of Psychoanalytic Dialogues
2004: Marcia Cavell, "Valuing Emotions"
2009: Phebe Cramer, "Empirical Studies of Defense Mechanisms" (in PDF)
2010: Jeanine M. Vivona, "Embodied Language in Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis" (2009) (in PDF)
2010: Panel discussions by Jeremy D. Safran, Morris N. Eagle, and David L. Wolitzky on "Clinical and Empirical Issues: Disagreements and Agreements" (The background for this panel is the controversy stirred by Irwin Hoffman's 2009 article "Doublethinking our Way to 'Scientific' Legitimacy: The Desiccation of Human Experience") (in PDF)
2012: Robert R. Holt, "On our Golden Anniversary" (on the 50th Anniversary of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group)
2013: Heather A. Berlin, "The Neural Basis of the Dynamic Unconscious" (2011) and "Neuroscience Meets Psychoanalysis" (2009) (in PDF)
2015: Jerome C. Wakefield, "Concept Representation in the Child: What Did Little Hans Mean by 'Widdler'?" (in PDF) (pre-publication draft of chapters 12 and 13 of the forthcoming book The Day the Horse Fell Down)
2016: J.A. Scott Kelso, "On the self-organizing origins of agency" (in PDF)
2016: Arnold D. Richards and Arthur A. Lynch, "The Rapaport-Holt correspondence: The Menninger connection and the history of the IPBooks project" [see also a draft and a PowePoint file by Arnold Richards]
2017: Everett Waters, "The secure base script in attachment theory and research" (Audio and slides of the first part of the presentation)
2017: Dagmar Herzog, "Freud's 'Cold Wars': Christianization and Desexualization of Psychoanalysis in the Postwar United States" (Video of a presetation in Bologna, Italy, on December 17, 2016)

Rapaport-Klein Study Group Listserve:

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