This is a book on a neglected aspect of psychoanalytic technique that should be read by everyone who hopes to develop a psychoanalytic practice. The author's emphasis on the value of analyzing a prospective patient's motives for avoiding analysis is of utmost importance. An excellent book by a seasoned and gifted analyst.'- Charles Brenner, MD'Psychoanalytic Technique and the Creation of Analytic Patients is clear, practical, and above all courageous. On the central issues from the idea of analyzability, to the objectivity of diagnosis, to attitudes toward fees, Rothstein challenges received wisdom and skewers sacred cows. The result is a book that will help all clinicians - therapist and analyst alike - to work more effectively within the realities of contemporary practice. The author forces us to re-examine many fundamental assumptions, thereby contributing to radical re-evaluation of the nature of the psychoanalytic process itself.' - Jay Greenberg, PhD'In Psychoanalytic Technique and The Creation of Analytic Patients, a successful practicing analyst shares with us many of the secrets of his success.