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Before and beyond words: Exploring Melanie Klein’s work and influence

Drawing by Richard, age 10, in 1941

Organised by: The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland in association with the Melanie Klein Trust

Date: 24 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017

Location: Festival Theatre, Pitlochry, Scotland - Click for map

Medical Psychotherapy Faculty Conference

Before and beyond words: Exploring Melanie Klein’s work and influence

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th November 2017, Festival Theatre, Pitlochry, Scotland

Speakers include:

Dr Andrew Dawson, Consultant Child Psychotherapist & Professional Lead for Child Psychotherapy for Specialist Children’s Services, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

Dr Debbie Hindle, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Human Development Scotland

Kristin MacDonald, Head Music Therapist for the Lothians and Fife, Nordoff Robbins Scotland

Margaret Rustin, Honorary Consultant Child Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic, and Child Analyst. Joint author with Michael Rustin: Reading Klein (which includes a chapter on the analysis of Richard)

Dr John Shemilt, Member, British Psychoanalytic Society and Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Margot Waddell, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society, and Child Analyst. Formerly Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic

Download the full programme.

Melanie Klein lived in Pitlochry for a period during the Second World War and undertook the analysis of a boy known as Richard. The analysis took place in the local Girl Guide hut. The conference this year is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of a plaque on that hut, commemorating the analysis of Richard. The image above was drawn by Richard during his analysis.

‘Scotland surpasses my expectations – that is saying a lot since from a very early time in my life I fancied it as beautiful and romantic.’
Melanie Klein, 1941

Pitlochry is known as the Gateway to the Highlands and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We look forward to welcoming you – both to the conference and to the Friday evening dinner/dance (ceilidh).

Booking will open in mid-August, via the Royal College of Psychiatrists website. Contact Susan Richardson to register your interest in attending or for further information about the event.