Just before the retirement of Dr. Sandor Rado from Columbia University in 1955, the faculty, alumni, and student body decided to honor this perceptive and creative psychiatrist by an annual lecture. This text contains the lectures that were presented from 1957 to 1963. Such illustrious persons as Thomas French, Franz Alexander, Abram Kardiner, John Bowlby, David Levy, Edith Weigert, and Michael Balint not only honored Dr. Rado but contributed substantially to the Clinic's effort to maintain a progressive and provocative academic atmosphere.
A central trend in the work of Dr. Rado is his development of an adaptational approach to psychodynamics and therapy. One of the important concepts is that therapy should concern itself with the here and now. Observations made during the course of therapy are the source of data on which to base a science of psychodynamics. Dr. French describes and illustrates a method of using a patient's dreams