The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: Comparisons and Dialogues

Author(s) : Jan Abram, Author(s) : R.D. Hinshelwood

The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: Comparisons and Dialogues

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 37129
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782203100
  • ISBN 10 : 1782203109

Reviews and Endorsements

"This is an important and innovative book for all modern psychoanalysts; lucidly written, it compares and contrasts the work of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott with a lively dialogue between Abram and Hinshelwood. This throws new light on the work of both these major psychoanalytical figures, deepening our understanding of them and the interaction between them. The authors highlight the very contrasting ways in which Klein and Winnicott developed theoretically moving on from Freud in studying early development. This was despite Klein's great influence on Winnicott. A future classic I found it hard to put down."- Nick Temple, Training Analyst and former President of the British Psychoanalytical Society; Former CEO, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

"This book is really exceptional due to the highly original formula of a dialogue between two renowned scholars on Klein and Winnicott. Each voice speaks out of conviction and identity with their respective author and there is something very truthful in the exchange, due to the personal and direct style of the dialogue that retains a scientific approach. Following each dialogue the reader is captured time and again and challenged to reconsider previous understandings. The published discussions have much the same effect as the direct dialogue had during the Warsaw conference, when people were most impressed to see that it was possible to have a true scientific and clinical exchange on such radically different psychoanalytic schools of thought. The book will certainly contribute to the culture of 'hot' psychoanalytic discussions." - Anna Czownicka, Ph.D., Training Analyst and former President of the Polish Psychoanalytical Society.

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