Monthly Archives: October 2011

Winnicott, unthinkable anxieties & primary maternal pre-occupation


This week’s lectures continued with the object relations theories and early child birth developmental issues. Specifically we were hearing about the ideas of Donald Woods Winnicott (7 April 1896–28 January 1971) who was an English paediatrician and psychoanalyst. Winnicott was especially influential in … Continue reading

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The four key themes of Melanie Klein and Object Relations Theory


This week’s lecture was on the second part of the ideas of Melanie Klein and the four key themes and Object Relations Theory. In Kleinian therapy the analyst would link your present behaviour to childhood to determine what age you were … Continue reading

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The ideas of Melanie Klein and Object Relations Theory


Last week’s lecture was on the ideas of Melanie Klein and Object Relations Theory. The ideas of Melanie Klein are not easy and it is difficult to get your  head around them. But her ideas provide useful material when seeing … Continue reading

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