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Melanie Klein Today, Volume 1: Mainly Theory : Developments in Theory and Practice - Elizabeth Bott Spillius

Melanie Klein Today, Volume 1: Mainly Theory

Developments in Theory and Practice

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Published: 28th April 1988
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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.

"Elizabeth Spillius cannot be too warmly congratulated. Readers who are not very familiar with recent Kleinian work will find the papers she has selected extremely informative and in virtually every case impressive. The outstanding editorial work is manifested, first in the well-judged choice of papers, secondly and above all in the superb commentaries ... Elizabeth Spillius is a splendid exponent of her school and the two volumes she has so excellently edited must be thoroughly recommended." - William Gillerpies, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis

"An excellent text that identifies all the salient aspects of Kleinian Theory. Well written concise yet comprehensive. Simplifies complex concepts. Excellent student purchase." - Alf Thompson, Counselling, Salford FE College

Acknowledgements
Bott Spillius, General Introduction
The Analysis of Psychotic Patients
Introduction
Notes on the Psychoanalysis of the Superego
Conflict of an Acute Schizophrenic Patient
Depression in the Schizophrenic
Differentiation of the Psychotic from the Non-psychotic Personalities
Projective Identification
Introduction
Attacks on Linking
The Relation of Anal Masturbation to Projective Identification
Contribution to the Psychopathology of Psychotic States: The Importance of Projective
Identification in the Ego Structure and the Object Relations of the Psychotic Patient
Projective Identification - Some Clinical Aspects
On Thinking
Introduction
Notes on Symbol Formation
A Theory of Thinking
The Experience of the Skin in Early Object-relations
Pathological Organizations
Introduction
Schizoid Phenomena in the Borderline
Terror, Persecution, Dread - A Dissection of Paranoid Anxieties
A Clinical Approach to the Psychoanalyttic Theory of the Life and Death Instincts: An Investigation into the Aggressive Aspects of Narcissism
Cruelty and Narrowmindedness
Narcissistic Organization, Projective Identification, and the Formation of the Identificate
A Clinical Study of a Defensive Organization
Addiction to Near-death
The Interplay between Pathological
Organizations and the Paranoid-schozoid and Depressive Positions
References to General Introduction and Other Introductory Material
Name
Index Subject
Index
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ISBN: 9780415006767
ISBN-10: 0415006767
Series: New Library of Psychoanalysis, 7
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 28th April 1988
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1