Pioneers in Object Relations Clinical Thinking:
Melanie Klein (1882-1960)
With these quotes from Melanie Klein’s thinking and writings, we celebrate her birthday on March 30th:
“One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very
young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.”
“I believe that the ego is incapable of splitting the object - internal and external - without a corresponding
splitting taking place within the ego.”
“My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate
arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development.”
“It is an essential part of the interpretive work that it should keep in step with fluctuations between love and
hatred, between happiness and satisfaction on the one hand and persecutory anxiety and depression on the other.”
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Intro to the Object Relations Thinking and Clinical Technique - with Dr. Kavaler-Adler (part 1).
Projective Identification: Object Relations View (part 2 of the mini-video series)
Time as an Object - Object Relations view (part 3 of mini-video series)
Self Sabotage - Object Relations view (part 4 of mini-video series)
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