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Melanie Klein Trust

Furthering the psychoanalytic theory
and technique of Melanie Klein


The drawing shown at the top of each page in this site is by Melanie Klein's 10-year-old patient, 'Richard', of his 'internal family'. Klein wrote a detailed account of Richard's psychoanalytic treatment, undertaken in 1941, in Narrative of a Child Analysis (Karnac, 1961).

Many of the images on this site are reproduced courtesy of the Wellcome Collection archive, which holds many of Melanie Klein's original papers. The archive is available to researchers on request - contact the Wellcome Library for more information or visit the website for a description of the contents of the Melanie Klein archive.

Editorial team

Website development committee: Anne Amos (website coordinator), Mary Block, Natasha Harvey (audio/visual), Isabel Hernandez-Halton (Spanish translation and review), Susan Lawrence, Jane Milton (MKT archivist), John Steiner.

Research and editorial: Eleanor Sawbridge Burton

Website administrator and editorial: Caroline Graty

Design: Keith Haynes

Web design: Surface Impression

Spanish translation: Lucía Álvarez de Toledo & Associates

French translation team: Géraldine Le Roy, Véronique Poulet-Young, Eric Stremler and Francis Drossart

With thanks to the following contributors:

  • Nicola Abel-Hirsch
  • Robin Anderson
  • James Astor
  • Erika Bard
  • Jill Boswell
  • Irma Brenman Pick
  • Cyril Couve
  • Fakhry Davids
  • Gigliola Fornari Spoto
  • Orna Hadary
  • Edie Hargreaves
  • Athol Hughes
  • Francesca Hume
  • David Lawlor
  • Chris Mawson
  • Eileen McGinley
  • Michael Mercer
  • Jane Milton
  • Carine Minne
  • Ruth Petrie
  • Maria Rhode
  • Margaret Rustin
  • Ana Paulina de Sauma
  • Naomi Shavit
  • David Simpson
  • Wilhelm Skogstad
  • Hannah Solemani
  • John Steiner
  • Margot Waddell

Definitions and lists of key papers in the 'Concepts' section, and the key papers in the 'Child analysis' section are reproduced from The New Dictionary of Kleinian Thought with kind permission of authors Elizabeth Bott Spillius, Jane Milton, Penelope Garvey, Cyril Couve and Deborah Steiner.