Klein’s model of projective and introjective processes and Bion’s theory of the relationship between container and contained have become increasingly significant in much clinical work. in a highly imaginative development of these models of thought, the distinguished clinician gianna williams, one of the leading figures in the field, elucidates the psychodynamics of these processes in the context of impairment of dependent relationships and of eating disorders in both men and women. This is a timely and brilliant account of an area of psychopathology that is rapidly growing in significance.
Table of Contents
Series Editors’ Preface -- Author’s Note -- Introduction -- The Inner World of the Child -- Thinking and Learning in Deprived Children -- Double Deprivation -- On Gang Dynamics -- Self-Esteem and Object Esteem -- On the Process of Internalisation -- Poor Feeders -- Reversal of the ‘Container/Contained’ Relationship -- The No-Entry System of Defences -- On Introjective Processes -- Foreign Bodies