Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion / Edition 1

Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion / Edition 1

by Robin Anderson
     
 

Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion outlines 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

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Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion outlines 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415069939
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
New Library of Psychoanalysis Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Child analysis and the concept of unconscious phantasy Patricia Daniel 2. The emergence of early object relations in the psychoanalytic setting Irma Brenman Pick 3. The Oedipus situation and the depressive position Ronald Britton 4. The equilibrium

between the paranoid-schizoid and the depressive positions Jon Steiner 5. Clinical experiences of projective identification Elizabeth Bott Spillius 6. Splitting and projective identification Michael Feldman 7. Psychosis: Not thinking in a bizarre world Edna

O'Shaughnessy 8. Keeping things in mind Ronald Britton 9. As if: The phenomenon of not-learning Ruth Riesenberg Malcolm

to make them participate in some of their experience. And they treat the work of Klein and Bion with respect and integrity: not avoiding what is disturbing and not making superficial or easy what is deep and complex (Hanna Segal, from the Foreword)

discuss the usual Klein/Bion topics--projective identification, unconscious phantasy, paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions, splitting and the container--in a lucid style with appropriate clinical examples. This small but densely packed book is enthusiastically recommended to those

wishing both a useful introduction to and information on the current state of Kleinian thinking (Psychoanalytic Books)

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