The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought

Author(s) : Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Author(s) : Jane Milton, Author(s) : Penelope Garvey, Author(s) : Cyril Couve

The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 572
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 30496
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415592598
  • ISBN 10 : 0415592593

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The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought provides a comprehensive and wholly accessible exposition of Kleinian ideas. Offering a thorough update of R.D. Hinshelwood's highly acclaimed original, this book draws on the many developments in the field of Kleinian theory and practice since its publication. The book first addresses twelve major themes of Kleinian psychoanalytic thinking in scholarly essays organised both historically and thematically. Themes discussed include: unconscious phantasy, child analysis the paranoid schizoid and depressive positions, the oedipus complex projective identification, symbol formation. Following this, entries are listed alphabetically, allowing the reader to find out about a particular theme - from Karl Abraham to Whole Object - and to delve as lightly or as deeply as needed. As such this book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists as well as all those with an interest in Kleinian thought. Co-authored by Deborah Steiner.

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Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
Main Entries
General Entries
Bibliography

About the Author(s)

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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Jane Milton is a Fellow and training analyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She worked as a consultant psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic before becoming a full time psychoanalytic practitioner.

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Penelope Garvey is a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Her first training was as a clinical psychologist and she has worked as a consultant psychotherapist in the NHS. Currently she is in full-time private practice in Devon. She teaches in the UK and abroad, particularly in Ukraine, and has taught the course ‘Contributions from Kleinian Psychoanalysts’ at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. She is a co-author of The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought (2011).

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Cyril Couve is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and is in full time private practice as a psychoanalyst. He was formerly a senior psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic.

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