Melanie Klein Study Group

07803 155 405 07803 155 405
5th - 26th September 2022, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Counsellors and trainees
£25 per session; £90 for 4 sessions

Melanie Klein (1882 – 1960) like Sigmund Freud, was an original thinker. She was not medically trained and this probably contributed to her vivid and emotional writing style which many of us, when we studied for our qualifications, have found difficult or exaggerated. Her style is evocative of the turmoil of the internal world of children and adults. 

This study group aims to understand her work by reading her original papers and exploring her pioneering theories on:

  • Internal object relations, anxiety and guilt
  • Theory of projective identification 
  • Her play technique which brings clinical understanding to the mental world of children and adults. 

The study group will run over four Monday evenings in September from 7pm-8.30pm over Zoom.

Papers to be sent out in advance:

Week 1: 5th September - Note on Some Schizoid Mechanisms (1946)

Week 2: 12th September - On The Theory of Anxiety and Guilt (1948)

Week 3: 19th September - The Psychoanalytic Play Technique: Its History and Significance (1955)

Week 4: 26th September - On the Development of Mental Functioning (1958)

The cost will be £25 per session or a discounted £90 for all four sessions. Each session will count as 1.5hours certificated CPD or 6 hours CPD for all four.

Contact me to book now and receive the papers in advance to allow time to read.

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Hosted by Smita Rajput Kamble

Smita Rajput Kamble is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. She also runs CPD workshops. Bedford Counselling & Training (BCaT) offers one to one counselling services and group therapy for adults over the age of 18. BCaT is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all our


Hosted by Smita Rajput Kamble

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