Sidney Blatt’s Psychoanalytic Legacy: An Introduction Academic Article uri icon


  • This special section of articles is dedicated to elucidating the psy choanalytic legacy of Sidney Blatt (1928–2014). Known for his many contributions to psychoanalysis, personality/ developmental/clini cal psychology, and psychotherapy research, Blatt was a formidable bridge builder across disciplines and perspectives. His ability to integrate theory, empirical research, and clinical practice rendered his work a source of inspiration for scholars and clinicians who value a psycho dynamic perspective. Those of us close to Sid Blatt are keenly aware of his fierce commit ment to psychoanalysis. He was committed not just to the intellectual edi fice and the method of treatment, but also to the intellectual and professional movement that began with Freud in Vienna and spread throughout the world. We are also aware that such commitment did not always come easy to Sid. He was acutely cognizant …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017