Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and the Psychoanalysis of Children by Alex Holder

By Alex Holder

The important topic of the booklet is anxious with a transparent differentiation among baby research right and analytical baby psychotherapy, and an in depth account of the controversies on approach among Anna Freud and Melanie Klein within the Twenties and Thirties. It takes into consideration the ancient heritage opposed to which baby psychoanalysis built, specially global struggle II and the Nazi regime in Germany. the writer additionally appears on the means baby research constructed in particular associations, equivalent to The Hampstead baby remedy path in London, and in particular parts comparable to the unfold of kid research within the US. The concluding bankruptcy is at the significance of information of kid research between analysts operating with adults. the variations within the theories of the 2 "greats" in baby research, Anna Freud and Melanie Klein, are tested one after the other, together with such suggestions because the function of transference, the Oedipus complicated and the superego.

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It begins with a reference to some recent publications about her that seek to re-establish her name and reputation in the psychoanalytic world— in particular, the book by George MacLean and Ulrich Rappen that appeared in 1991 (Geissmann & Geissmann, 1998, p. 40). The authors then give an account of her life, and finally present a comprehensive discussion of all her published work. , p. 57). , p. 66). , p. 70). Hug-Hellmuth appears only marginally in Young-Bruehl’s biography of Anna Freud. This includes a brief reference to her first publication, on “play therapy”, dating from 1914 (Young-Bruehl, 1988, p.

242). Frank makes only brief references to the Bornstein sisters— for instance, that they were among the best known young child analysts at the Berlin Institute (Frank, 1999, p. , p. 152). On Ada Müller-Braunschweig, Peters (1979, p. 106, translated) writes that “Anna Freud is paying a great tribute to this woman by counting her among the precursors of her field of research”, given that she had made only two contributions to psychoanalysis, which, moreover, had not been published until 1928 and 1930, respectively.

201, p. 311). Steff Bornstein is not mentioned by the Geissmanns at all. YoungBruehl, too, mentions Berta only. The first reference is to her influence on Anna Freud in relation to the abandonment of the non-analytical introductory phase of a treatment in favour of an analysis of defences (Young-Bruehl, 1988, p. 176, p. 187f). , p. 157 and p. 177). , p. 392). She refers, in addition, to a letter from Dorothy Burlingham to Anna Freud, according to which Berta Bornstein is stated to have said of herself that she was capable of digesting and re-using what she had learned at the Kinderseminar in Vienna, but was unable to be creative herself.

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