The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: Comparisons and Dialogues

Abram, J. and Hinshelwood, R. (2018) Routledge

This book introduces the distinctive clinical paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott, comparing the ways in which their theories evolved, and presenting a dialogue between Hinshelwood and Abram on their key concepts. It covers five main topics: basic principles; early psychic development; the role of the external object; the psychoanalytical concept of psychic pain; and, practice and theory. The books is aimed at both those coming new to psychoanalytic ideas, and experienced psychoanalysts who wish to develop an understanding of how the conceptualisations of these two schools of theory might be compared and contrasted.