WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE

 

OBJECT-RELATIONS:FAIRBAIRN

 

Richard L. Rubens, Ph.D.

 

dparrot@RLRubens.com

 

 

Please read Chapter II of Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality, ďA revised psychopathology of the psychoses and psychoneuroses,Ē for the first meeting of this section of the course. (A copy of this article is included on the Reserve Library section of the White website under my name.)

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Fairbairn, W.R.D.Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality.London:Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952.ChaptersII, IV, & VII.

 

Fairbairn, W.R.D.Freud, the psychoanalytic method and mental health.Brit. J. of Med. Psychol., 30 (2), 1957, pp. 54-62.*

 

Fairbairn, W.R.D.On the nature and aims of psychoanalytic treatment.Int. J. Psychoanal., 39, 1958, pp. 374-385.*

 

Fairbairn, W.R.D.Synopsis of an object-relations theory of the personality.Int. J. Psychoanal., 44, 1963, pp. 224-225.*

 

 

 

SECONDARY SOURCES:

 

 

Greenberg, J.R. & Mitchell, S.A.Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory.Cambridge: Harvard Univ.Press, 1983.

Mitchell, S.A.Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis.Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1988.

Mitchell, S.A.Fairbairnís object seeking: between paradigms.In, Skolnick, N. & Scharff, D., eds., Fairbairn Then and Now. New York:Analytic Press, 1998.

Grotstein & Rinsley, Fairbairn and the Origins of Object Relations.New York: Guilford Press, 1994.

 

††††† My Writings on Fairbairn (available online at www.RLRubens.com/publications.html ):

 

 

Rubens, R.L.The meaning of structure in Fairbairn.Int. J. Psychoanal., 11, 1984, pp. 429-440. (Not online, but essentially reprinted in Grotstien & Rinsley, below)

Rubens, R.L.Fairbairnís structural theory.In, Grotstein & Rinsley, Fairbairn and the Origins of Object Relations.New York: Guilford Press, 1994.

Rubens, R.L.Review Essay:The unique origins of Fairbairnís theories.Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 6(3), 1996, pp. 413-435.

Rubens, R. L.Fairbairn's theory of depression.In, Skolnick, N. & Scharff, D., eds., Fairbairn Then and Now. New York:Analytic Press, 1998.

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*Available in Fairbairn, W.R.D.From Instinct to Self:Selected Papers of W.R.D. Fairbairn, Vol. I.Ed., E. F. Birtles & D. E. Scharff.Northvale, N.J.:Aronson.

 

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