Authors in Conversation: Michael Feldman discusses his book ‘Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process’ with Rachel Blass

Date: 6 November, 2021

Time: 16:00 GMT (UK time), duration approx 90 minutes

Venue: Online via Zoom

Organised by: The Melanie Klein Trust

Tickets: £20 (for concessions see below) – click here to book. Includes a discount code for 25% off the book price and a recording of the event available to view for one month


In Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process, Michael Feldman provides a rich and closely observed account of the clinical interactions that unfold within the consulting room. 

The conversation will explore themes from this profound study of patient-analyst dynamics, touching on questions of technique and how Feldman has drawn on and developed the ideas of Melanie Klein, Betty Joseph and others. 

Michael Feldman is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Chair of the Melanie Klein Trust. He is highly regarded for his contribution to psychoanalytic theory and his keen clinical insight. Doubt, Conviction and the Analytic Process, a selection of his clinical papers, was published by Routledge in 2009.  

Rachel Blass is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is well known for her prolific writings that clarify, ground, and enrich Kleinian thinking and practice.

The event will be chaired by Kay Long, Training and Supervising Analyst with the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis and co-editor of The Klein Tradition (Routledge, 2018).

Everyone who registers will receive a discount code for 25% off the book price, and a link to a recording of the event which will be available to view for one month.

Click here to book your place


Next in the series

Saturday 11 December, 16:00 GMT (UK time): Francis Grier, musician, composer, psychoanalyst and editor elect of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, will discuss his thoughts on music and psychoanalysis based on his recent publications with Anthea Gomez, also a musician and psychoanalyst.

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