Melanie Klein Today, Volume 2: Mainly Practice

Editor : Elizabeth Bott Spillius

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Melanie Klein Today, Volume 2: Mainly Practice

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 1988
  • Cover : Paperback
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  • Catalogue No : 2546
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415010450
  • ISBN 10 : 0415010454
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Includes papers on the interpretation of destructiveness, the use of 'part-object language', the role of the past in the present, and 'acting-in'. 315 pages.

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In Melanie Klein Today, Volume 2 , Elizabeth Bott Spillius brings together classic and new papers on the understanding of Kleinian therapeutic techniques. 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 carefuerapeutic process itself. The volume includes further 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.

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Elizabeth Bott Spillius, whose original background was in anthropology, is a training analyst at the British Institute of Psychoanalysis and a Distinguished Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society.

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