I would hear about it from my mom. Alix Spiegel My grandfather was a psychiatrist, but not in any sense an expert on what was then called sexual deviance. Alix Spiegel After the war, Dr. I think the only way he could get through such an encounter was to know there was love between him and dad deep down in his heart and that he needed to say out loud what both of them knew to be true. In the past, psychiatrists tended to believe they should not self disclose personal information to their patients, mainly to help patients by exploring their transference. Now, technically, it was forbidden for homosexuals to practice psychiatry, and John knew that.
I am a psychiatrist.
Dr. Henry Anonymous (John Fryer)
Naturally, after his speech at the conference, Ron Gold got an invitation. Thus, if addressing transference was an important component of the therapy, many psychiatrists believed they could help patients most by not self-disclosing. Robert Spitzer Ron asked formally for permission to speak to our committee. He's also a homosexual. And I've been here all weekend, and we're having a marvelous time.
Holocaust denial will be classified as a mental illness. That was a very pertinent observation. It took both Evelyn Hooker and Dr. There are practicing psychoanalysts among us who completed a training analysts without mentioning their homosexuality to their analyst. Evelyn thought about this and decided that this kind of research was distorting psychiatry's conclusions about homosexual populations.