Clinical Klein: From Theory to Practice

Synopsis

"Clinical Klein demonstrates how the concepts of Kleinian psychology emerged from the seminal case histories of Melanie Klein and her followers. Through a close scrutiny of the cases, R. D. Hinshelwood follows the process of psychoanalytic thought itself. How are interpretations structured? What are the contents and processes of the mind as they are revealed in the patient's speech, and what is the specific sense a Kleinian makes of them?" "The book follows a chronological path, beginning with the Freudian background to Kleinian theory. The first section examines how Klein's key terms emerge from the clinical material. The second section moves on to the developments associated with the work of Bion, Segal, Rosenfeld, Meltzer, Joseph, and others." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1994