Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion

Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion

Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion

Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion

Synopsis

Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bionoutlines the basic ideas in their thinking and shows in detail how these ideas can be used to tackle a clinical problem. The contributors correct some common misconceptions about Kleinian analysis, while demonstrating the continuity of their everyday work with seminal ideas of Klein and Bion.

Originally given as a series of lectures intended to acquaint the general public with recent developments in psychoanalytic thinking and practice, the papers in this book cover the most fundamental ideas put forward by Klein and Bion; child analysis, Klein's use of the concepts of unconscious phantasy, projective identification, the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions, Bion's study of psychotic thinking, his ideas of the relation between container and contained, and the usefulness of the ideas of reversible perspective in understanding 'as if' personalities.

In particular, this book provides an eminently readable and authoritative introduction to some of the most original and controversial concepts ever put forward in psychoanalysis.

Excerpt

All the contributors are training analysts of the British Psycho-Analytical Society and are or have been actively involved in teaching and the organization of training as well as in the analysis and supervision of candidates.

Dr Robin Anderson, (M.B., B.S., M.R.C.P., M.R.C. Psych.) is a child and adult psychoanalyst in part-time private psychoanalytic practice and is Chairman of the Adolescent Department of the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Dr Ronald Britton (M.B., B.S., F.R.C. Psych., D.P.M.&H., D.P.M.) is in full-time private psychoanalytic practice. He was formerly the Chairman of the Department for Children and Parents at the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Miss Patricia Daniel (Soc. Sci. Dip.) is now in full-time private psychoanalytic practice. She was formerly Deputy Director of Social Services in an Inner London Borough and subsequently part-time Principal in Social Work, Adult Department, Tavistock Clinic.

Dr Michael Feldman (B.A., M.B:, B.S., M.R.C.P., M. Phil., F.R.C. Psych.) is in part-time private psychoanalytic practice and is also Consultant Psychotherapist at the Maudsley Hospital, London.

Mrs Ruth Riesenberg Malcolm (B.A.) is in full-time private psychoanalytic practice. She formerly created and organized the Department of Social Work in the University of Chile Medical School Psychiatric Clinic. Later at the same clinic she developed the child psychology and child analysis service.

Mrs Edna O'Shaughnessy (B.A., B. Phil.) is a child and adult psychoanalyst and is in full-time private psychoanalytic practice. Formerly she was also Lecturer in the Department of Child Development, Institute of Education, London.

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