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(p. 325) A Personal View of the Kleinian Contribution 

(p. 325) A Personal View of the Kleinian Contribution
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(p. 325) A Personal View of the Kleinian Contribution
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271381.003.0054
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date: 13 December 2019

Winnicott presents his personal view of the major importance of Kleinian thinking to psychoanalysis in this talk to the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society. He realised Klein’s contribution to his early training because he saw that babies, not just children of oedipal age, suffered and had emotional difficulties. Klein took Freudian analysis and three-person Oedipal work back to the earlier two-person stage of infant and mother. Winnicott affirms how much he valued and learned from all this while not agreeing with everything. He gives his criticism of her theories of paranoid-schizoid elements in the self and some aspects of the depressive position. He summarizes key aspects of her theory and sees her as a world leader in psychoanalysis.

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