Melanie Klein Study Group

Organised by:

Bedford Counselling and Training

05 September 2022 - 26 September 2022

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: £25 per session; £90 for all 4 sessions

Location: online


Melanie Klein (1882 – 1960) like Sigmund Freud, was an original thinker. She was not medically trained and this probably contributed to her vivid and emotional writing style which many of us, when we studied for our qualifications, have found difficult or exaggerated. Her style is evocative of the turmoil of the internal world of children and adults.

This study group aims to understand her work by reading her original papers and exploring her pioneering theories on:

  • Internal object relations, anxiety and guilt
  • Theory of projective identification
  • Her play technique which brings clinical understanding to the mental world of children and adults.

The study group will run over four Monday evenings in September from 7pm-8.30pm over zoom.

Papers to be sent out in advance:

WEEK 1: 5th September – Note on Some Schizoid Mechanisms (1946)

WEEK 2: 12th September – On The Theory of Anxiety and Guilt (1948)

WEEK 3: 19th September – The Psychoanalytic Play Technique: It’s History and Significance (1955)

WEEK 4: 26th September – On the Development of Mental Functioning (1958)

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