THEORY ESSAY TOPIC for 2020/2021

Select one of the theorists you studied: Freud, Klein, Winnicott or Bion, and chose one concept which has influenced your clinical practice and understanding.

  1. Briefly explain this concept in your own words as well as by referring appropriately to primary and secondary sources as encountered in the lectures and the specialist reading seminars .
  2. Show how this concept contributes to an understanding of emotional life.  Although not required, excerpts of observational or clinical experiences can be included, but only if  used as examples aimed at demonstrating your understanding of theoretical concept under discussion i.e. the focus should not be on the observation/working relationship but the concept.
  3. Demonstrate your understanding of how the concept on which you are focusing relates to other key psychoanalytic concepts you have encountered during the module.