The Klein Tradition: Lines of Development – Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades

Garvey, P. and Long, K. 2018. Routledge.

Klein’s explorations of the world of the infant, and of the interactions between the infant’s internal world and the mothering the infant receives, are widely accepted as providing an invaluable way of understanding mental development. Klein’s insights shed light on persecuted states, guilt, and the drive to create and repair. They also provide clinicians with a theory of technique. Further development of her ideas has led to greater understanding of how change occurs in psychoanalysis, and has inspired a large literature with a particular focus on technique.