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Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein, a pioneer of play therapy who made important discoveries about children’s emotional development, fought with Anna Freud over the differences between their theories of child psychology.

Death of Hanna Segal, play therapy psychologist

July 5, 2011

"For those of us who believe in some human values, it is terribly important that we just keep this little fire burning." - Psychologist Hanna Segal

Sabina Spielrein

Sabina Spielrein, a pioneer active in the early stages of the birth of psychoanalysis who made significant contributions to the field, was the first person to propose the thesis about instinctual life, which Freud later adapted.

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein made an original and significant contribution to twentieth-century psychoanalysis through a collection of papers published between 1921 and 1963. She was a pioneer of child psychoanalysis, inventor of the ‘play technique’ which enables children to express themselves through the use of toys, founder of the British ‘object relations’ school of psychoanalysis, and an early theoretician of emotions and their significance in human development.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Melanie Klein." (Viewed on December 15, 2017) <https://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/13992>.

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