The Untold Story of Clare and Donald Winnicott: How Social Work Influenced Modern Psychoanalysis

@article{Kanter2000TheUS,
  title={The Untold Story of Clare and Donald Winnicott: How Social Work Influenced Modern Psychoanalysis},
  author={Joel S. Kanter},
  journal={Clinical Social Work Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={245-261}
}
  • J. Kanter
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Social Work Journal
While the work of Donald Winnicott is well-known to clinical social workers, most are unaware of his rich professional collaboration with his second wife, Clare, a pioneering social worker analyzed by Melanie Klein who worked in child welfare, academia, government service, and psychoanalysis. This paper will review their work and lives together, outlining how their relationship expanded Donald's horizons in exploring the interface between psyche and environment. 
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