Introduction (Jorge Canestri).
1 Implicit understanding of clinical material beyond theory (Jorge Canestri).
2 The map of private (implicit, preconscious) theories in clinical practice (Jorge Canestri,Werner Bohleber, Paul Denis and Peter Fonagy).
3 Miss R (Peter Fonagy).
4 Discussion of public and implicit theories in Peter Fonagy’s case presentation (Werner Bohleber).
5 The failure of practice to inform theory and the role of implicit theory in bridging the transmission gap (Peter Fonagy).
6 Some perspectives on relationships of theory and technique (William I. Grossman).
7 Theory as transition: spatial metaphors of the mind and the analytic space (Gail S. Reed).
8 The analytic mind at work: counterinductive knowledge and the blunders of so-called ‘theory of science’ (Jorge L.Ahumada).
9 Infantile sexual theories and cognitive development: psychoanalysis and theoretical production (Samuel Zysman).
10 The search to define and describe how psychoanalysts work: preliminary report on the project of the EPF Working Party on Comparative Clinical Methods (David Tuckett).