10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Melanie Klein a safe therapist for children?,
This review is from: Love Guilt And Reparation (Paperback)
Love, Guilt and Reparation: And Other Works 1921-1945 (The Writings of Melanie Klein, Volume 1)
This book includes a large selection of Klein's case studies. Using the case studies, Klein shows how her theories can be used with children. Her emphasis on symbol formation as integral to the development of the ego is interesting but difficult to really take on as a valid assumption. Although I don't like much of Klein's theory this book is helpful for students who are trying to see how she applies her work. However, this book doesn't explain the theoretical aspects of Klein's work which is a necessary foundation to understand the case studies included in Love, Guilt and Reparation.