1st Edition

Marion Milner A Contemporary Introduction

By Alberto Stefana, Alessio Gamba Copyright 2024
    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    This focused and thorough book by Alberto Stefana and Alessio Gamba delves into Marion Milner’s contribution to psychoanalytic clinical theory and technique.

    The authors offer an overview of Milner’s work as a psychoanalyst, writer, and gifted painter. They bring to light how each of her clinical concepts and theorisations have been shaped by predecessors and, in turn, have inspired subsequent analysts. The importance of imaginative scenarios for both patient and therapist within the analytic context is particularly emphasised. The authors conclude by focusing on the retained clinical relevance of Milner’s contribution for contemporary psychoanalysis.

    Marion Miler: A Contemporary Introduction is essential for students of psychoanalysis, as well as academics and psychoanalytic practitioners interested in the clinical-theoretical work of this pioneer in psychoanalysis.

    Introduction 1. The artistic process as a basis for a model of clinical psychoanalytic process  2. Emotional development of the subject: the passage from the primary to the secondary object  3. Keywords  4. Creativity and play in the consulting room  5. From clinical practice to theory  6. Contemporary pliability


    Alberto Stefana serves as a psychotherapist for adolescents and adults in conjunction with his role as an academic researcher. He published over one hundred articles on clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry in international journals.

    Alessio Gamba is a child, adolescent, and couple psychotherapist. He worked in the developmental psychology unit and the neuropsychiatry clinic of San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, Italy, and currently is an adjunct professor at the Milano-Bicocca University and at the ASNEA School of specialisation in psychotherapy in Monza.