I n the history of cross-cultural psychoanalytic work, considerable attention has been paid to the psychological nature of the other, and to psychoanalysts from one culture working with analysands from a significantly different culture or race. More recently, Cabaniss, Oquendo, and Singer (1994) have shown that psychoanalysis, itself, embodies many values from the culture of individualism which can be at complete variance with those of patients from radically different cultures. This can result in impasses in the analytic work unless the analyst recognizes these value dissonances.!