Psychoanalysis Unit


Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein and some thoughts about the shape of of postwar British Psychoanalysis

15 October 2015, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

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UCL Main Campus, London (exact room tbc)


In this paper Lesley Caldwell will discuss the personal and intellectual links between Winnicott and Klein, and their increasing divergence theoretically and clinically from the Controversial Discussions to Winnicott's obituary of Klein in 1960. Lesley Caldwell will suggest that subsequent developments in British object relations and the increasing importance ascribed to the work of Wilfred Bion find their roots in the centrality of their disagreements in the scientific and administrative life of the British Society in the 1950s.

Speaker biography

Lesley Caldwell is Honorary Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit and Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Italian Department at UCL. She works in private practice in London. With Helen Taylor Robinson she is joint General Editor of the Collected Works of Donald Winnicott (OUP, 2016).

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