The Study and Treatment of Mothers and Infants, Then and Now: Melanie Klein’s “Notes on Baby” in a Contemporary Psychoanalytic Context

@article{Aguayo2017TheSA,
  title={The Study and Treatment of Mothers and Infants, Then and Now: Melanie Klein’s “Notes on Baby” in a Contemporary Psychoanalytic Context},
  author={J. Aguayo and B. Salomonsson},
  journal={The Psychoanalytic Quarterly},
  year={2017},
  volume={86},
  pages={383 - 408}
}
  • J. Aguayo, B. Salomonsson
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Psychoanalytic Quarterly
  • This paper draws on Melanie Klein’s (unpublished) observational notes of her infant grandson, written primarily in 1938 and 1939. Apart from moving glimpses into a young family’s life, the notes contain astute observations of an infant’s behavior and emotions. Compared with Klein’s published writings, the style is less theoretical and polemical. Later, in his latency years, Klein’s grandson was in analysis with Marion Milner, who in 1952 published a paper drawing on the treatment. The present… CONTINUE READING
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