Richard’s drawing

Child's drawing of colourful spiky shapes,by 10-year-old Richard, one of Klein's patients
Drawing by 10-year-old Richard, one of Klein’s patients

The drawing that features throughout the website is by Melanie Klein’s 10-year-old patient, ‘Richard’, of his ‘internal family’. Klein wrote a detailed account of Richard’s psychoanalytic treatment, undertaken in 1941, in Narrative of a Child Analysis (Karnac, 1961).

Wellcome Library

Many of the images on this site are reproduced courtesy of the Wellcome Library archive, which holds many of Melanie Klein’s original papers. The archive is available to researchers online and at the Wellcome Library in London – visit the Melanie Klein archive page to find out more.

Editorial team

Website development committee: Anne Amos (website coordinator), Mary Block (MKT Administrative Secretary), Sophie Boswell (Child Analysis), Katya Golinka (Russian translation and review), Natasha Harvey (audio/visual), Isabel Hernandez-Halton (Spanish translation and review), Susan Lawrence, Jane Milton (MKT Honorary Archivist), John Steiner.

Website administrator and editorial: Caroline Graty

Research and editorial: Eleanor Sawbridge Burton

Web design: Surface Impression

Logo design: Keith Haynes

Spanish translation: Lucía Álvarez de Toledo & Associates

French translation: Géraldine Le Roy, Véronique Poulet-Young, Eric Stremler and Francis Drossart

Chinese translation: Hsueh Mei Fan, Hsin Lien, Chia Chi

Russian translation: Natalia Kigai

The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought

Definitions and lists of key papers in the ‘Concepts’ section, and the key papers in the ‘Child analysis’ section are reproduced from The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought with kind permission of authors Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Jane Milton, Penelope Garvey, Cyril Couve and Deborah Steiner.