My Experience of Supervision with W.R.D. Fairbairn

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This paper is a fictional account of supervision with the late, Scottish psychoanalyst, W.R.D. Fairbairn. It systematically reviews each of his major theoretical works and seeks to apply his objection-relations theory of the personality to an actual, current case of the author. Through a careful blend of historical detail, primary source material, and a contemporary case, it hopes to enable the reader to experience what supervision may have been like with Fairbairn and to demonstrate the relevance of Fairbairn's theories to modern clinical practice.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalThe Clinical Supervisor
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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