Early Contributors to British Object Relations Theory with Chester Smith, MEd., LPC – CANCELLED!
Join us Thursdays, December 1, 8, and 15 7:30 p.m.,
Intermediate, 3 sessions, 4.5 credits, Location TBD
This course will begin with a brief history of the creation of British Object Relations Theory. We will then explore the role of three of the major contributors to British Object Relations Theory, Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein and W.R.D. Fairbairn. Readings will include important articles by each along with contemporary writings about these theorists’ work.
Students will be able to:
– discuss the contributions of Melany Klein to British Object Relations Theory
– discuss Fairbairn’s shift from drive seeking to object seeking along with his role in developing Object Relations Theory
– discuss Winnicott’s role in the development of British Object Relations Theory and list several of his contributions,
Quagelli, L. (2020) Reading Winnicott: return to the concept of regression to dependence. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 101:456-478
Casement, P. (2020) Using Winnicott or Finding Winnicott?. British Journal of Psychotherapy 36:22-31 Kenny, E. T. (2021) Immediacy in Kleinian Analysis and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy: A Call for Engagement. IJP Open – Open Peer Review and Debate 8:1-25