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Melanie Klein in Berlin: Her First Psychoanalyses of Children
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In this book Claudia Frank discusses how Melanie Klein began to develop her psychoanalysis of children. Melanie Klein in Berlin: Her First Psychoanalyses of Children offers a detailed comparative analysis of both published and unpublished material from the Melanie Klein Archives.





By using previously unpublished studies, Frank demonstrates how Klein enriched the concept of negative transference and laid the basis for the innovations on both technique and theory that eventually led not only to changes in child analysis, but also to changes in the analysis of adults. Frank also uncovers the influence that this had on Klein's later theories of the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions, and on her understanding of psychotic anxieties.





The first seven chapters in the book provide an explanation of the essence of Klein's approach to child psychoanalysis covering topics including:









the inevitability and usefulness of negative transference

development of play

early conscious and unconscious phantasies.











Part two provides a translation of Klein's unpublished notes on the treatments of four of the children she analysed in Berlin: 7-year-old Grete, 2-year-old Rita, 7-year-old Inge and 6-year-old Erna.





Melanie Klein in Berlin is the first text to make extensive use of Klein's unpublished papers, clinical notes, diaries and manuscripts. It will appeal to anyone involved in child psychoanalysis and the development of Melanie Klein's thinking.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychological theory & schools of thoughtPsychoanalytical theory or Freudian psychology Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 17/03/2009 ISBN-13: 9780415484985  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Claudia Frank is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Stuttgart. She is a training analyst of the DPV, a constituent society of the International Psychoanalytic Association. Until 2001 she was Chair of Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics in the Department for Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of the University in Tubingen. She has published papers on the technique, theory and history of psychoanalysis as well as on applied psychoanalysis. She is co-editor of the Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse.

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