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Thread #59418   Message #1215282
Posted By: Amos
28-Jun-04 - 12:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Klein's life and her psychoanalytic views were of a piece. Her parents did not choose to have her, her analyst died, her marriage failed, one son died in a tragic climbing accident (some suspected suicide). Her daughter, Dr Melitta Schmideberg, who became a well-known psychoanalyst, fought her histrionically and publicly in the British Psycho-analytic Society, then emigrated to America, then returned and, unreconciled to the end, gave a lecture in London the day of her mother's funeral, did not attend the funeral and wore a special pair of red boots that day. Like Anna Freud, Melanie Klein had no university education, so going to America where to be an analyst you had to have a medical degree, was out of the question. Anna Freud experienced her as an implacable rival and apostate and fought her in the trenches of the British Psycho-analytic Society until, in the hope of working something out, the society staged a set of bitterly fought controversial discussions over a period of years in the early 1940s, the upshot of which was an historic compromise according to which the Society has three groups -? Kleinians, Freudians and Independents

From a web-link provided above.)

It is clear that there is sigificant controversy and confusion about which part of th emind does what and with which and to whom. That is why Liebenscheiss is so valuable. He is experienced in all these fields of phenomenology and has integrated many more hypothetical models. Anyone who has worked with huim knows that he can be trusted to come wuith insights both germane and useful, leading to positive results.

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