Donald Meltzer

Donald Meltzer (1923-2004) is widely known as a psychoanalyst and teacher throughout Europe and South America. He is the author of many works on psychoanalytic theory and practice, including The Psychoanalytical Process, Sexual States of Mind, Explorations in Autism, The Kleinian Development, Dream Life, Studies in Extended Metapsychology, and The Claustrum, all published by the Harris Meltzer Trust.

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The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art and Violence

The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art and Violence

by Donald Meltzer, Meg Harris Williams

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This volume has grown over the years as a family project of Martha Harris, her two daughters Meg and Morag and her husband, Donald Meltzer. It therefore has its roots in English literature and its... (more)

The Educational Role of the Family: A Psychoanalytical Model

The Educational Role of the Family: A Psychoanalytical Model

by Donald Meltzer, Martha Harris

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This tract was commissioned from Donald Meltzer and Martha Harris in 1976 by the Organisation for Economic and Cultural Development as part of a project to develop policies and programmes that would... (more)

The Collected Papers of Roger Money-Kyrle

The Collected Papers of Roger Money-Kyrle

by Roger Money-Kyrle

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Thirty-five papers from a variety of technical and intellectual journals trace fifty years of distinguished service to psychoanalysis, sociology, politics and anthropology. (more)

Psychoanalysis and Art: Kleinian Perspectives

Psychoanalysis and Art: Kleinian Perspectives

Edited by Sandra Gosso

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This essential edition brings together a collection of classic papers from key figures in Kleinian and post-Kleinian thought that explore the relationship between psychoanalysis and art.

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The Claustrum: An Investigation of Claustrophobic Phenomena

The Claustrum: An Investigation of Claustrophobic Phenomena

by Donald Meltzer

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Using the Kleinian concept of projective-identification, with special reference to intrusive identification with internal objects, this work examines claustrophobic phenomena and its relations to the... (more)

Exploring the Work of Donald Meltzer: A Festschrift

Exploring the Work of Donald Meltzer: A Festschrift

Edited by Margaret Cohen, Alberto Hahn

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This book is a tribute to Donald Melzer's extraordinary contribution to psychoanalysis. It includes many of the papers given at the Tavistock Centre in London to celebrate Meltzer's 75th Birthday. ... (more)

Adolescence: Talks and Papers by Donald Meltzer and Martha Harris

Adolescence: Talks and Papers by Donald Meltzer and Martha Harris

by Donald Meltzer, Martha Harris

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This volume contains a representative selection of talks and writings by Martha Harris and Donald Meltzer on the key developmental phase of adolescence, from their teachings both separately and... (more)

Meltzer in Sao Paulo

Meltzer in Sao Paulo

by Donald Meltzer

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This book is one of a series that record Donald Meltzer’s clinical seminars and supervisions, which were conducted in various countries on a regular basis over many years. Despite his interest in the... (more)

Dream Life: A Re-examination of the Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique

Dream Life: A Re-examination of the Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique

by Donald Meltzer

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"Dreams are my landscape", said Meltzer. In this book he re-establishes psychoanalysis as the art of reading dreams, and dream-life as the core of mental processes. Dreams are not just puzzles to be... (more)

Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

Sincerity and Other Works: Collected Papers of Donald Meltzer

by Donald Meltzer

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Among the subjects this volume touches on are adult psychopathology, psychoanalytic technique, developmental theory, the training of psychoanalysts, child and adolescent psychopathology, and the... (more)

Meltzer in Paris

Meltzer in Paris

by Donald Meltzer

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This book focuses on work with children undertaken by the GERPEN (Groupe d’Études et de Recherches Psychoanalytiques pour le developpement de l’Enfant et du Nourisson) of Caen and Paris. It is one of... (more)

Psychoanalytic Work with Children and Adults: Meltzer in Barcelona

Psychoanalytic Work with Children and Adults: Meltzer in Barcelona

Edited by Donald Meltzer

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This volume is a collection of seminars and lectures Donald Meltzer gave to the Psychoanalytic Group of Barcelona under Dr Leon Grinberg, and later Dr Benito Lopez, during his visit to Barcelona. The... (more)

Supervisions with Donald Meltzer: The Simsbury Seminars

Supervisions with Donald Meltzer: The Simsbury Seminars

Edited by Donald Meltzer, Carlos Tabbia

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'We see ourselves as elders, not only in age but in the tradition of a nostalgia for the fora where professionals, craftsmen, workers of all kinds meet to share tools, knowledge, skills, and... (more)

Studies in Extended Metapsychology: Clinical Applications of Bion's Ideas

Studies in Extended Metapsychology: Clinical Applications of Bion's Ideas

by Donald Meltzer

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The work of Wilfred Bion, by its very nature being a major step forward in the psychoanalytical model making of the mental apparatus, will undoubtably require many years for its full assimilation... (more)

The Psychoanalytical Process

The Psychoanalytical Process

by Donald Meltzer

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Sets forth an integrated concept of the 'natural history' of the psychoanalytical process, viewed in the light of experience gained in the child-analytical playroom, and applied to the more... (more)

The Kleinian Development - Part I: Freud's Clinical Development

The Kleinian Development - Part I: Freud's Clinical Development

by Donald Meltzer

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The Kleinian Development derives from lectures delivered at the Institute of Psychanalysis, London, and the Tavistock Clinic (1965–78). It is divided into three volumes that examine, in turn, the... (more)

The Kleinian Development - Part II: Richard Week-by-Week: Melanie Klein's 'Narrative of a Child Analysis'

The Kleinian Development - Part II: Richard Week-by-Week: Melanie Klein's 'Narrative of a Child Analysis'

by Donald Meltzer

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The Kleinian Development derives from lectures delivered at the Institute of Psychanalysis, London, and the Tavistock Clinic (1965–78). It is divided into three volumes that examine, in turn, the... (more)

The Kleinian Development - Part III: The Clinical Significance of the Work of Bion

The Kleinian Development - Part III: The Clinical Significance of the Work of Bion

by Donald Meltzer

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The Kleinian Development derives from lectures delivered at the Institute of Psychanalysis, London, and the Tavistock Clinic (1965–78). It is divided into three volumes that examine, in turn, the... (more)

Explorations in Autism: A Psychoanalytical Study

Explorations in Autism: A Psychoanalytical Study

by Donald Meltzer, John Bremner

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‘Explorations in Autism is a turning-point in both the understanding of and the clinical approach to autism. The clinical material gradually unveils the geography of the internal mother (which proved... (more)

Adolescence: Talks and Papers by Donald Meltzer and Martha Harris

Adolescence: Talks and Papers by Donald Meltzer and Martha Harris

by Donald Meltzer, Martha Harris

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This volume contains a representative selection of talks and writings by Martha Harris and Donald Meltzer on the key developmental phase of adolescence, from their teachings both separately and... (more)

Sexual States of Mind

Sexual States of Mind

by Donald Meltzer

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A ground-breaking psychoanalytic study on sexuality which maintains its originality today, forty-five years after its first publication. The book is a revision of psychoanalytic theory, starting with... (more)

A Meltzer Reader: Selections from the Writings of Donald Meltzer

A Meltzer Reader: Selections from the Writings of Donald Meltzer

Edited by Meg Harris Williams

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'Donald Meltzer was a distinguished psychoanalyst and one of Klein's most productive and prominent analysands. He was a very influential teacher internationally and an extraordinary practitioner and... (more)

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