Pitlochry conference 2017 (2): Klein in Scotland I & II, by John Shemilt

In this paper, Dr John Shemilt gives a vivid account of the influence of Klein’s ideas in both child and adult psychoanalytical psychotherapy practice in Scotland. He also explores the part Scotland has played in the lives of many renowned psychoanalysts, including Paula Heimann, Edward Glover and Hanna Segal. The paper was presented at ‘Before and beyond words: Exploring Melanie Klein’s work and influence’, held in Pitlochry in November 2017, organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, Medical Psychotherapy Faculty in association with the Melanie Klein Trust.