This volume is a collection of seminars and lectures the author gave to the Psychoanalytic Group of Barcelona under Dr Leon Grinberg, and later Dr Benito Lopez, during his visit to Barcelona. The clinical case studies outlined in the book address with typical variety Meltzer's thoughts on clinical work with children and adults, and the numerous issues involved therein, including depression, jealousy, delusional omnipotence and perversion.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Casimiro: life in the rectum—flight towards delusion -- Victor: mental pain—anger and silence -- Jordi: from bi- to tridimensionality -- Yolanda: vicissitudes and failures of symbolism -- Herbert: a vocation for perversity -- Cecilia: the end of analysis -- David: sucked into projective identification -- Montse: delusional omnipotence -- Felipe: analytic work on the threshold of the depressive position -- Julio: unborn parts of the personality? -- Sylvia: the exciting servitude of jealousy -- Paula: the fascination of the esoteric world