Inside out in America: The Translation of Kleinian Child Psychotherapy into an American University Context

PhD Thesis

Sorensen, Pamela Berse 2004. Inside out in America: The Translation of Kleinian Child Psychotherapy into an American University Context. PhD Thesis University of East London School of Psychology
AuthorsSorensen, Pamela Berse
TypePhD Thesis

Thesis by publication of eight publications.
Six out of eight of the articles included in this portfolio were written while in the U.S.
The two earliest papers, written while still living in London in the early stages of my career, reflect the newness of my efforts to think about primitive mental states and show the fundamental basic assumption of the Tavistock training culture, that a focus on the inner world is, indeed, of value and interest. This, in itself, cannot be taken for granted. This point of view is both precious and vulnerable to a host of seductive assaults that come in many forms, such as science, popular appeal, symptom relief and profitability. What I have here called "assaults" might be viewed by many as unquestionable standards
of the greater good Who can argue with evidence, popularity, feeling better, and staying in the black?

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PrintMar 2004
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Deposited01 Aug 2014
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