Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein

Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein

This is a reprint of a revised and enlarged edition, where the author has added important new chapters on Melanie Klein's early work and on technique, as well as a complete chronological list of her publications.

Author: Hanna Segal

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 0946439508

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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A most lucid and comprehensive introduction to Kleinian theories from one of the leading contemporary Kleinian analysts, including new chapters on her early work and on technique. This is a reprint of a revised and enlarged edition, where the author has added important new chapters on Melanie Klein's early work and on technique, as well as a complete chronological list of her publications.
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Reading Melanie Klein

Reading Melanie Klein

Reading Melanie Klein brings together the most innovative and challenging essays on Kleinian thought from the last two decades. The book features material which appears in English for the first time.

Author: Lyndsey Stonebridge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041516236X

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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Reading Melanie Klein brings together the most innovative and challenging essays on Kleinian thought from the last two decades. The book features material which appears in English for the first time.
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Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

Klein pioneered the analysis of children and applied her insights on the infantile origins of unconscious drives to adult analysis.Meira Likierman's study is the best available introduction to Melanie Klein's thought and work.

Author: Meira Likierman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441155795

Category: History

Page: 208

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Melanie Klein remains one of the most important and influential figures in psychoanalysis. Klein pioneered the analysis of children and applied her insights on the infantile origins of unconscious drives to adult analysis.Meira Likierman's study is the best available introduction to Melanie Klein's thought and work.
Categories: History

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

This book will greatly appeal to readers from any field seeking a clear and concise introduction to Melanie Klein.

Author: Robert D. Hinshelwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317212997

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

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Melanie Klein: The Basics provides an accessible and concise introduction to the life and work of Melanie Klein, whose discoveries advanced those of Freud and other analysts, deepening our insight into the unconscious domain of psychology in human beings. Klein began her work by developing a method of psychoanalysis for children, who suffer from anxiety and other, often unrecognised, conflicts, which enabled understanding of those crucial early steps in the development of human mind and identity. Although she initiated one strand of clinical and theoretical developments, many of her discoveries are well-regarded by other schools of psychoanalysis. The book contains four parts, as well as further reading suggestions and a helpful glossary of key terms. Part I introduces Melanie Klein in the context of her life, her early interest in psychoanalysis and her first discoveries; Part II takes up the development of her technique of child analysis and discusses the ways in which her insights and conclusions in this area influenced the technique of adult analysis and the more general understanding of the human mind; Part III focuses on further scientific and clinical developments in psychoanalytic technique – especially those referring to the understanding and treatment of serious emotional disturbance, e.g. psychosis or affective disorders; Part IV focuses on contemporary developments in Kleinian and post-Kleinian psychoanalysis, considering clinical, cultural, and socio-political applications. Each chapter poses a basic question at the outset, provides an account of how Klein faced this question and worked with it to develop her ideas, and ends by posing a follow up question to be addressed in the subsequent chapter. This book will greatly appeal to readers from any field seeking a clear and concise introduction to Melanie Klein. It will also interest researchers and professionals working within the field of psychoanalysis seeking a succinct overview of Melanie Klein’s contribution.
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Introducing Melanie Klein

Introducing Melanie Klein

Introducing Melanie Klein brilliantly explains Klein's work, illustrating her startling discoveries.

Author: R. D. Hinshelwood

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 1840467118

Category: Psychology

Page: 169

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'Introducing Melanie Klein' is an introduction to the ideas and achievements of this controversial figure. The incisive text reveals the startling discoveries which have such explanatory power for psychoanalysis today.
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Melanie Klein Today Volume 1 Mainly Theory

Melanie Klein Today  Volume 1  Mainly Theory

Melanie Klein Today, Volume 1 is the first of two volumes of collected essays devoted to developments in psychoanalysis based on the work of Melanie Klein.

Author: Elizabeth Bott Spillius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134986682

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Melanie Klein Today, Volume 1 is the first of two volumes of collected essays devoted to developments in psychoanalysis based on the work of Melanie Klein. The papers are arranged into four groups: the analysis of psychotic patients, projective identification, on thinking, and pathalogical organisation.
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Klein

Klein

Melanie Klein (1882-1960) was a pioneer of child analysis whose work with children enabled her to gain insight on the deepest states of the mind and thus to make a fundamental contribution to psychoanalytic theory.A pupil and follower of ...

Author: Hanna Segal

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781781810453

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Melanie Klein (1882-1960) was a pioneer of child analysis whose work with children enabled her to gain insight on the deepest states of the mind and thus to make a fundamental contribution to psychoanalytic theory.A pupil and follower of Freud, she investigated what he called "the dim and shadowy era" of early childhood, developing theories and techniques which, although they remain controversial, have had a profound influence not only on clinical psychoanalysis but also on fields outside it. Her understanding of the paranoid-schizoid mechanisms and of the role of envy extended the range of patients who can be psychoanalyzed, to include those suffering from borderline states between neurosis and psychosis. And her work shed light on the psychological basis of ethics, on theories of thinking, on group relations, and on aesthetics.Hanna Segal worked with Melanie Klein and is now one of Britain's leading psychoanalysts. She traces the development of Klein's ideas within a biographical framework, describing the importance of her work and portraying her as a woman of great warmth and exceptional insight.
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Melanie Klein Today

Melanie Klein Today

Melanie Klein Today, Volume 1 is the first of two volumes of collected essays devoted to developments in psychoanalysis based on the work of Melanie Klein.

Author: Elizabeth Bott Spillius

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415006767

Category: Psychology

Page: 366

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Melanie Klein Today, Volume 1 is the first of two volumes of collected essays devoted to developments in psychoanalysis based on the work of Melanie Klein. The papers are arranged into four groups: the analysis of psychotic patients, projective identification, on thinking, and pathalogical organisation.
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Reading Klein

Reading Klein

Reading Klein provides an introduction to the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest psychoanalysts, known in particular for her contribution in developing child analysis and for her vivid depiction of the inner world.

Author: Margaret Rustin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134832675

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Reading Klein provides an introduction to the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest psychoanalysts, known in particular for her contribution in developing child analysis and for her vivid depiction of the inner world. This book makes Melanie Klein’s works highly accessible, providing both substantial extracts from her writings, and commentaries by the authors exploring their significance. Each chapter corresponds to a major field of Klein’s work outlining its development over almost 40 years. The first part is concerned with her theoretical and clinical contributions. It shows Klein to be a sensitive clinician deeply concerned for her patients, and with a remarkable capacity to understand their unconscious anxieties and to revise our understanding of the mind. The second part sets out the contribution of her ideas to morality, to aesthetics and to the understanding of society, introducing writing by her associates as well as herself. The book provides a lucid account of Klein’s published writing, presented by two distinguished writers who know her work well and have made creative use of it in their own clinical and extra-clinical writing. Its aim is to show how substantial her contribution to psychoanalytic thinking and clinical practice was, and how indispensable it remains to understanding the field of psychoanalysis. Reading Klein will be a highly valuable resource for students, trainees in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic practitioners and all who are interested in Melanie Klein and her legacy.
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Other Banalities

Other Banalities

Presenting an exploration of her legacy, this volume aims to reflect the future for Kleinian revivalism and demonstrates the relevance of Kleinian thought. It is useful for practitioners of psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Author: Jon Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781583917503

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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Melanie Klein's work has inspired sociologists, philosophers, religious scholars, and political theorists. Presenting an exploration of her legacy, this volume aims to reflect the future for Kleinian revivalism and demonstrates the relevance of Kleinian thought. It is useful for practitioners of psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
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Selected Melanie Klein

Selected Melanie Klein

Gathers writings by the Viennese psychoanalyst concerning infant analysis, Oedipal conflicts, anxiety situations, symbol formation, and envy.

Author: Melanie Klein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029214817

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Gathers writings by the Viennese psychoanalyst concerning infant analysis, Oedipal conflicts, anxiety situations, symbol formation, and envy.
Categories: Psychology

Envy And Gratitude And Other Works 1946 1963

Envy And Gratitude And Other Works 1946 1963

A perfect introduction to Melanie Klein’s modern neuroscientific research. Melanie Klein's writings, particularly on infant development and psychosis, have been crucial both to theoretical work and to clinical practice.

Author: The Melanie Klein Trust

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446450697

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Melanie Klein's writings, particularly on infant development and psychosis, have been crucial both to theoretical work and to clinical practice. Envy and Gratitude collects her writings from 1946 until her death in 1960, including two papers published posthumously. Klein's major paper, 'Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms', introduces the concept of the paranoid-schizoid position, in which the infant ego splits, projects and introjects its objects - most particularly the mother - during the first few months of life. 'Envy and Gratitude' her last major work, introduces her theory of primary envy.
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Psychoanalysis For Children

Psychoanalysis For Children

This book brilliantly explains Klein's ideas, and shows the importance of her startling discoveries which raised such opposition at the time and are only now being recognized for their explanatory power.

Author: Brock Vasiloff

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798722390608

Category:

Page: 218

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Melanie Klein was an Austrian-British author and psychoanalyst known for her work in child analysis. She was the primary figure in the development of object relations theory. This book brilliantly explains Klein's ideas, and shows the importance of her startling discoveries which raised such opposition at the time and are only now being recognized for their explanatory power. Her concepts of the depressive position and the paranoid-schizoid position are now in common usage and her work has to be taken seriously by psychoanalysts the world over. She is also now important in many academic fields within the human sciences.
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An Introduction to Object Relations

An Introduction to Object Relations

Lavinia Gomez here provides an introduction to the main theories and applications of object relations.

Author: Lavinia Gomez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814730957

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

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What does it mean to be human? Object relations, the British- based development of classic Freudian psychoanalytic theory, is based on the belief that the human being is essentially social; the need for relationship is central to the definition of the self. Object relations theory forms the base of psychoanalysts' work, including Melanie Klein, D. W. Winnicott, W. R. D. Fairbairn, Michael Balint, H.J.S. Guntrip, and John Bowlby. Lavinia Gomez here provides an introduction to the main theories and applications of object relations. Through its detailed focus on internal and interpersonal unconscious processes, object relations can help psychotherapists, counselors and others in social service professions to understand and work with people who may otherwise seem irrational, unpredictable and baffling.
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Introducing Melanie Klein

Introducing Melanie Klein

This book brilliantly explains Klein's ideas, and shows the importance of her startling discoveries which raised such opposition at the time and are only now being recognized for their explanatory power.

Author: Myrna Gunder

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798721303807

Category:

Page: 218

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Melanie Klein was an Austrian-British author and psychoanalyst known for her work in child analysis. She was the primary figure in the development of object relations theory. This book brilliantly explains Klein's ideas, and shows the importance of her startling discoveries which raised such opposition at the time and are only now being recognized for their explanatory power. Her concepts of the depressive position and the paranoid-schizoid position are now in common usage and her work has to be taken seriously by psychoanalysts the world over. She is also now important in many academic fields within the human sciences.
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Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

In this book, the first short introduction to a very important body of work, Hanna Segal- herself an eminent psychoanalyst and a former colleague of Klein's- traces the development of Klein's ideas within the historical context of the early ...

Author: Hanna Segal

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: UOM:39015064790044

Category: Child analysis

Page: 194

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Melanie Klein's pioneering work in the psychoanalysis of the child, made possible by the 'play technique' she developed for working with very young children, has yielded insights into the earliest and most basic psychic states. Her writings on topics such as mourning, guilt, anxiety, paranoia, and schizophrenia have been influential in theoretical and practical psychology. In this book, the first short introduction to a very important body of work, Hanna Segal- herself an eminent psychoanalyst and a former colleague of Klein's- traces the development of Klein's ideas within the historical context of the early years of psychoanalysis, showing where she followed and where she departed from Freud, and portrays her as a woman of great insight and originality. Dr. Segal also discusses Kleinian psychology today and its application to such areas as ethics, aesthetics, and group therapy. -- from Book Jacket.
Categories: Child analysis

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

In this Second Edition of Melanie Klein, Julia Segal uses case studies of Klein′s sessions with children to show how she developed her unique form of communication with her clients.

Author: Julia Segal

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446236246

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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Praise for First Edition: `The book is very intimate; the first chapter on Klein's personal and professional life is extremely candid and enlightening. Will be enjoyed by pre-professional students and psychoanalytically oriented theoreticians and practitioners' - Choice Melanie Klein was without doubt one of the most influential figures in the development of psychoanalysis. Whilst constantly challenging Freud's theories, and at the same time placing more importance on some of the neglected aspects of his work, Klein developed new psychoanalytic concepts from her detailed observations of the behaviour and thought processes of the children and adults she treated in the consulting room. In this Second Edition of Melanie Klein, Julia Segal uses case studies of Klein's sessions with children to show how she developed her unique form of communication with her clients. As well as assessing Klein's major theoretical and practical contributions to the profession, the author examines and challenges the criticisms aimed at Klein, and traces her influence on counsellors and psychotherapists working today. In contrast to existing books, which require specialist psychoanalytic knowledge, Julia Segal provides a concise and refreshing introduction to Klein's life and work which is accessible to all.
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Boundary And Space

Boundary And Space

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Madeleine Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317855446

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

This book brilliantly explains Klein's ideas, and shows the importance of her startling discoveries which raised such opposition at the time and are only now being recognized for their explanatory power.

Author: Mel Sigg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798722083722

Category:

Page: 218

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Melanie Klein was an Austrian-British author and psychoanalyst known for her work in child analysis. She was the primary figure in the development of object relations theory. This book brilliantly explains Klein's ideas, and shows the importance of her startling discoveries which raised such opposition at the time and are only now being recognized for their explanatory power. Her concepts of the depressive position and the paranoid-schizoid position are now in common usage and her work has to be taken seriously by psychoanalysts the world over. She is also now important in many academic fields within the human sciences.
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Melanie Klein Today Volume 2 Mainly Practice

Melanie Klein Today  Volume 2  Mainly Practice

This collection draws these developments together and makes clear why an integral part of contemporary Kleinian theory and practice is concerned with the careful scrutiny of the therapeutic process itself.

Author: Elizabeth Bott Spillius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134983537

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Although both Kleinian psychoanalysts and their critics take it for granted that there is a therapeutic technique distinctive to the Kleinian approach, comparatively little has been written about what it is. In Melanie Klein Today, Volume 2, Elizabeth Bott Spillius brings together classic and new papers to make it possible to understand the main elements of the Kleinian therapeutic technique. In recent years there have been important refinements in this technique, notably in regard to the balance to be struck in interpreting destructiveness, the use of the so-called part-object language, and the precise ways to understand and interpret 'acting-in' and the role of the past in the present. This collection draws these developments together and makes clear why an integral part of contemporary Kleinian theory and practice is concerned with the careful scrutiny of the therapeutic process itself. The volume includes detailed accounts of clinical work with both adults and children and takes further the theoretical ideas discussed in Melanie Klein Today, Volume 1. The papers and the editorial commentary in this book together comprise the most illuminating and coherent rationale for the Kleinian technique yet published. The ideas will be of interest to members of many disciplines and a final section includes papers on the application of the Kleinian approach in other fields of work.
Categories: Psychology