Ron Britton on Karl Abraham

Eminent Kleinian analyst Ron Britton explores the life and work of Karl Abraham, one of Freud’s closest colleagues and a major early theorist, who both analysed Klein and had a deep influence on her work. Britton talks in illuminating depth about Abraham’s key concepts and clinical approach, his sustained dialogue with Freud, his impact on the development of psychoanalysis in its early years, and the ways in which his profound contributions have been absorbed into the theoretical writings of both Klein and Freud, among others. The film is of particular interest to psychoanalysts and researchers in this area, though it is by no means only for specialists.