After an introduction by Pier Francesco Galli, the seminar held by Daniel Kahneman at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group at the Austen Riggs Center (Stockbridge, Massachusetts, June 7-9, 2019) is published, with the discussion. Kahneman remembers David Rapaport’s personality, his teaching, and the cultural atmosphere in 1960 at the Austen Riggs Center where he spent a summer invited by Rapaport; in those years also Erik Erikson was a member of the staff. In the discussion, several issues are raised, in particular the relationship in clinical psychology between the "fast" clinical intuition and the "slow" actuarial prediction (i.e., based on rules and statistics); to this regard, the position held by Paul E. Meehl in the 1950s is examined. The interventions in the discussion are by Wilma Bucci, Mauricio Cortina, Gerhard W. Dammann, Diana D. Diamond, Morris N. Eagle, Kenneth A. Frank, Daniel Kahneman, Danielle Knafo, Frank M. Lachmann, Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Paul Lippmann, Everett Waters, David L. Wolitzky, and Rachel A. Wolitzky. The audio-recording and the English text, edited by Everett Waters and Paolo Migone, with a presentation of Daniel Kahneman by Morris Eagle, are at the web page www.psychomedia.it/rapaport-klein/june2019.htm.
Keywords: David Rapaport, Austen Riggs Center; Prediction in clinical psychology; Clinical intuition; Paul E. Meehl