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'Who’s afraid of Melanie Klein' Open Seminar (Southend Campus)

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Who’s afraid of Melanie Klein

Bob Hinshelwood

ABSTRACT: Did you ever wonder about outcome studies for Shakespeare’s Hamlet? -- or the cost-effectiveness of Star Wars? Well psychoanalysis is a bit like that, too. This talk will be about the nature of psychoanalysis as a way of thinking about human beings and their experiences. Since the nineteenth century models of physics and physiology on which Freud based his theories, we have increasingly moved towards more object relations models of therapeutic work, and for understanding the working of the mind. At the same time, our wider social culture has tended to move in the opposite direction and to embrace more objective measures than subjective impressions. I will try to contrast the two diverging trends in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and draw out some of the contemporary problems for the acceptance of psychoanalytic ideas and work

Bob Hinshelwood is Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex. He is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has published a number of books on Kleinian psychoanalysis, and on the importance of psychoanalysis in the public services.

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