Review of <em>The new analyst’s guide to the galaxy: Questions about contemporary psychoanalysis</em>.

Reviews the book, The New Analyst’s Guide to the Galaxy: Questions About Contemporary Psychoanalysis by Antonio Ferro and Luca Nicoli (2017). This book is wonderfully engaging and thought provoking. The format is an interesting one that probably should be repeated by other analysts. The young analyst, Luca Nicoli, formulates the questions that he believes would be of interest to many young analysts. Ferro answers the questions in a surprisingly candid and open way so that the reader will have little doubt as to how he feels and thinks about various clinical issues. The questions largely center on clinical subjects; questions move from topics like frequency, the use of the couch, how to conceive of the analytic situation, and whether past theories have any relevance at all in today’s analytic world. Most importantly, he relates his version of field theory and the relationship of his version of field theory to Bion’s theoretical concepts. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)