New Penelope Garvey introduces the course
Melanie Klein was an innovative, highly controversial and influential psychoanalytic thinker. She was a follower of Freud but her theories diverged from his in significant ways. She built significantly on Freud’s ideas and also on the ideas of Karl Abraham, Sandor Ferenczi, Ronald Fairbarn and many others. Her work with children opened up new ways of thinking and new avenues for investigation, and these avenues continue to be explored today. These lectures outline some of Klein’s main ideas, many of which caused an outcry at the time, some of which remain controversial and others of which are now part of mainstream thinking. These will also give you a sense of the ways in which Klein’s thought influences practice and thinking today.
This course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures and a glossary of terms. There are also optional online discussion groups (see below for details).
All of the lectures are hosted by Penelope Garvey.
Lecture 1 – Melanie Klein, The beginning : Her initial thoughts on the internal world of children and infants (23 minutes)
Lecture 2 – The Life and Death Instincts/Love and Hate . The Positions: the Paranoid-Schizoid Position (25 minutes)
Lecture 3 – Getting a Sense of Reality: The Depressive Position (23 minutes)
Lecture 4 – Developmental and Antidevelopmental Relationships (25 minutes)
Lecture 5 – Aims and Technique (21 minutes)
This is a Beginner/Intermediate course and is suitable for all learners. You can find out more about our difficulty levels here.
You must have a reasonably good internet connection to view our video content (around 400kbps – 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed). In order to attend the online discussion groups, you must be able to use Skype.
Course with discussion groups – 4 months
Course without discussion groups – 3 months
You will have access to all course materials at any time for the duration of your chosen course. This allows you to learn at your own pace and review particular topics as needed.
Purchasing the discussion group course will allow you to attend all of the discussions, as well as access to the online course materials for 4 months.
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