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Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion : New Library of Psychoanalysis - Robin Anderson

Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion

New Library of Psychoanalysis

By: Robin Anderson (Editor), Hanna Segal (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 7th November 1991
ISBN: 9780415069939
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

'Outstanding for its readability, clinical approach and teaching qualities.' - Tavistock Gazette "This is a very worthwhile book that should prove useful to anyone interested in understanding Kleinian practice and theory. This book should also be of interest to American analysts who seek to understand the foundations - and parallel evolution - of concepts and issues which are currently being discussed under the rubric of a purported new "relational" paradigm for psychoanalysis." - Howard B. Levine, Psychoanal. Q., 62:651-653 (PAQ)

The New Library of Psychoanalysisp. ii
Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Child Analysis and the Concept of Unconscious Phantasyp. 14
The Emergence of Early Object Relations in the Psychoanalytic Settingp. 24
The Oedipus Situation and the Depressive Positionp. 34
The Equilibrium Between the Paranoid-Schizoid and the Depressive Positionsp. 46
Clinical Experiences of Projective Identificationp. 59
Splitting and Projective Identificationp. 74
Psychosis: Not Thinking in a Bizarre Worldp. 89
Keeping Things in Mindp. 102
As If: the Phenomenon of Not Learningp. 114
Referencesp. 126
Name Indexp. 134
Subject Indexp. 136
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ISBN: 9780415069939
ISBN-10: 0415069939
Series: New Library of Psychoanalysis
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 7th November 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.8  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1