This book proposes to give a clear introduction to what the authors call the three phases of Freud’s work. The first phase was marked by the seduction or external trauma causation theory of neurosis (mid-1880s to 1897), the second was marked by emphasis on the vicissitudes of the instinctual drives and the defenses against them (1897–1923), and the final phase offered the structural theory, the psychic agencies (id, ego, and superego), and the conflicts and compromises among them. Freud’s Models of the Mind is based on a series of lectures originally given by Dr. Sandler and revised and elaborated into papers by him along with Dr. Holder and Dr. Dare. These papers, we are told, have been used extensively in teaching and made into this book by further revision and expansion by Dr. Sandler and Dr. Dreher. The resulting volume is a clear, accurate, and careful exposition of the evolution of Freud’s models of the mind that is carefully restricted to that topic. Those interested in the clinical aspects of Freud’s theories and his practice of psychoanalysis will not find them covered in this text, although there are some excellent clinical illustrations of Freud’s view of transference in chapter 8 and his view of dream processes in chapter 9. However, these are specifically for the purpose of illustrating the theory. The authors refer the reader to another text R2815510CBBBIBIJ for a study of Freud’s clinical constructs. I also have published a book combining the details of Freud’s theories with his technique and practice of psychotherapy R2815510CBBDAADC.