melanie klein

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Melanie Klein was born in Vienna, Austria in 1882 on March 30th. She began being interested in psychoanalysis between 1910 -1919. She is said to be a pioneer of child analysis and early development. Melanie started working as a psychoanalyst around the time of World War I. In 1910 Klein and her family, which included a husband, and two children, (a daughter, and a son) moved to Budapest. In 1912 she became a member of the Hungarian Psychoanalytic Society, and started her analytic training with Sandor Fereczi. She later moved to Berlin and started working with Karl Abraham from 1924-1925. Although she spent more time with Fereczi than Abraham, her work with Abraham is considered more important to her work. (Juliet Mitchell, Selected Melanie Klein Pg. 9-10)

She became a psychoanalyst in 1919 in Budapest durng World War I, where she began analysing children. In some writing it is said that her first 2 children clients were her own children, a son and a daughter, but that has not been verified.
In 1921 she moved to Berlin to study with Karl Abraham.
She didn’t get a lot of support...

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