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King, P., Steiner, R. (1991). The Freud–Klein Controversies 1941–45. New Library of Psychoanalysis, 11:1-942. London and New York: Tavistock/Routledge.

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(1991). New Library of Psychoanalysis, 11:1-942. London and New York: Tavistock/Routledge.

The Freud–Klein Controversies 1941–45

Edited by:
Pearl King and Riccardo Steiner


Biographical Notes on the Main Participants in the Freud–Klein Controversies in the British Psycho-Analytical Society, 1941–45 ix
Preface and Acknowledgements xxvii
Introduction 1
Section One The Evolution of Controversies in the British Psycho-Analytical Society 7
1. Background and Development of the Freud–Klein Controversies in the British Psycho-Analytical Society 9
2. Resolutions and the First Extraordinary Business Meeting 37
3. The Second Extraordinary Business Meeting 72
4. The Third Extraordinary Business Meeting 107
5. The Fourth Extraordinary Business Meeting 133
6. The Fifth Extraordinary Business Meeting 167
7. Additional Background Information 193
8. The Organization of the Scientific Discussions 211
Section Two. First Series of Scientific Discussions on Controversial Issues 225
1. Background to the Scientific Controversies 227
2. Paper by Susan Isaacs on ‘The Nature and Function of Phantasy’ 264
3. First Discussion of Scientific Controversies 322
4. Second Discussion of Scientific Controversies 356
5. Third Discussion of Scientific Controversies 385
6. Fourth Discussion of Scientific Controversies 415
7. Fifth Discussion of Scientific Controversies 440
8. The Medical and Child Welfare Committees 476
9. Paper by Paula Heimann on ‘Some Aspects of the Role of Introjection and Projection in Early Development’ 501
10. Sixth Discussion of Scientific Controversies 531
11. Seventh Discussion of Scientific Controversies 564
Section Three Scientific Controversies and the Training of Candidates: Discussions by the Training Committee on the Possible Effects of Current Scientific Controversies on the Training of Candidates 591
Editorial Comments (1) 593
1. Introductory Memorandum by Edward Glover 597
2. Discussion Memorandum by James Strachey 602
3. Edward Glover's Response to Memorandum by James Strachey 611
4. Memorandum on her Technique by Marjorie Brierley 617
5. Memorandum by Anna Freud 629
6. Memorandum on her Technique by Melanie Klein 635
7. Memorandum on her technique by Ella Freeman Sharpe 639
8. Memorandum on her Technique by Sylvia M. Payne 648
9. Draft Report of the Training Committee 653
10. Repercussions of the Draft Report of the Training Committee 661
11. Final Report of the Training Committee 669
Editorial Comments (2) 679
Section Four Second Series of Scientific Discussions on Controversial Issues 683
Editorial Comments 685
1. Paper by Paula Heimann and Susan Isaacs on ‘Regression’ 687
2. Discussion on Dr P. Heimann's and Mrs S. Isaacs’ Paper on ‘Regression’ 710
3. Eighth Discussion of Scientific Differences 730
4. Paper by Melanie Klein on ‘The Emotional Life and Ego-Development of the Infant with Special Reference to the Depressive Position’ 752
5. Ninth Discussion of Scientific Differences 798
6. Tenth Discussion of Scientific Differences 823
Section Five Reorganization after the Controversies 845
Editorial Comments (1) 847
1. The Sixth Extraordinary Business Meeting 850
2. The Seventh Extraordinary Business Meeting 870
3. The Eighth Extraordinary Business Meeting 879
4. The Business Meeting to Change the Rules 896
5. The AGM and Election of New Officers 901
6. Anna Freud and the Development of the British Psycho-Analytical Society 906
Editorial Comments (2) 914
Conclusions 920
References 932

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