Following its promising beginnings in the 1920s and development in the ensuing decades, child analysis—like psychoanalysis itself—is now in the throes of a worldwide crisis. There are no doubt a number of reasons for this. On the scientific level, analysis faces the charge that its results are not verifiable, and it is argued that an equally good outcome could be obtained by less expensive and time-consuming methods of treatment. Other factors that have contributed to the present crisis of psychoanalysis and analytical psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children are the deterioration of the economic environment and the general political atmosphere.