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Melanie Klein Today, Volume 2: Mainly Practice : Developments in Theory and Practice - Elizabeth Bott Spillius

Melanie Klein Today, Volume 2: Mainly Practice

Developments in Theory and Practice

Paperback Published: 11th January 1989
ISBN: 9780415010450
Number Of Pages: 328

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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.

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"The credit for this volume goes to the excellent editorial work of Elizabeth Bott Spillius. The material is well organized in distinct sections. The papers in each section are introduced and critically discussed. The outcome is a volume of diverse papers by different authors which form a cogent whole. The papers will be of interest to Kleinian and non-Kleinian psychoanalysts alike." - Daniel Traub-Werner, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis

The New Library of Psychoanalysisp. a4
Acknowledgementsp. vii
General Introductionp. 1
p. 3
Introductionp. 5
Notes on Memory and Desirep. 17
Normal Counter-Transference and Some of Its Deviationsp. 22
Referencesp. 33
Working Through in the Counter-Transferencep. 34
The Patient Who is Difficult to Reachp. 48
Transference: the Total Situationp. 61
Interpretation: the Past in the Presentp. 73
p. 91
Introductionp. 93
Some Aspects of the Analysis of a Schizophrenicp. 96
The Mirror: a Perverse Sexual Phantasy in a Woman Seen as a Defence Against a Psychotic Breakdownp. 115
Words and Working Throughp. 138
p. 153
Introductionp. 155
Depression and the Depressive Position in an Adolescent Boyp. 158
Child Analysis Todayp. 168
Referencesp. 176
W. R. Bion's Theory of Thinking and New Techniques in Child Analysisp. 177
Referencesp. 189
The Invisible Oedipus Complexp. 191
Referencep. 205
Communication and Containing in Child Analysis: Towards Terminabilityp. 206
p. 219
Introductionp. 221
Death and the Mid-Life Crisisp. 226
Delusion and Artistic Creativity: Some Reflections on Reading the Spire by William Goldingp. 249
Referencesp. 258
Psychoanalysis and Ceremonyp. 259
A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Social Institutionsp. 284
References to General Introduction and Other Introductory Materialp. 300
Name Indexp. 307
Subject Indexp. 310
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ISBN: 9780415010450
ISBN-10: 0415010454
Series: New Library of Psychoanalysis : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 11th January 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 15.85  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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