The American editors requested an article representing a ‘transatlantic view’ for their new journal. The article Foulkes wrote is in two parts, only extracts of Part II being reproduced here. In his introductory remarks Foulkes explains his objections to the term ‘group psychoanalysis’. [The journal has since dropped this part of its title.] He is of the opinion that ‘we need a theory of psychotherapy and psychopathology which is more comprehensive than that built on psychoanalytical premises alone’.