MASSON, Jeffrey Moussaieff (1940-), anti-therapist. Masson was awarded a Doctorate in Sanskrit by Harvard University, and was professor of Sanskrit at Toronto University from 1970 to 1980. From 1970 he trained as an analyst at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute, graduating to membership of the Psychoanalytic Association in 1978. In 1980 he was made Project Director of the Sigmund Freud archives but rapidly fell out with Anna Freud over her father's alleged suppression of evidence of infantile seduction, charges Masson laid in his book The Assault on Truth: Freud and Child Sexual Abuse. His other books include The Oceanic Feeling: The Origins of Religious Sentiment in Ancient India, A Dark Science: Women, Sexuality and Psychiatry in the Nineteenth Century, The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess 1887-1904, and Against Therapy (1989). He is partner to radical feminist Catharine Mackinnon.
Analysts and therapists