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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Walter F. Burke, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This new edition presents a comprehensive overview of contributions from contemporary psychoanalysts in London whose work demonstrates important evolutions in the theory and expansions in scope of practice of Kleinian psychoanalysis.
Purpose: The major purpose is to provide the American psychoanalytically oriented mental health practitioner with an overview of the most current modifications in Kleinian theory and psychoanalytic practice. The editor introduces each theorist by placing the work into an historical perspective that integrates Kleinian approaches into the larger spectrum of psychoanalytic treatment options.
Audience: Psychoanalytically oriented practitioners and scholars will be interested in this balanced presentation of theoretical developments and their innovative applications to the clinical setting. The author is a renowned scholar-practitioner in the field.
Features: Each contributor offers his or her own references, which are generally comprehensive, and offer the American reader the inclusion of citations not frequently encountered in American journals. The editor's introduction to each author's work is a most helpful integration of the separate article into an understandable theoretical context.
Assessment: Psychoanalytically oriented practitioners and scholars will find this new edition most valuable in familiarizing themselves with recent developments within the London-based Kleinian school of psychoanalysis. Advances in defining theoretical constructs are delineated in relationship to their historical roots in Kleinian theory and their more recent unique application to the clinical setting.