She was the sheltered only child of Frederick Barkas and Amy Porter, both from England ( ). Her father was a chemist and manager of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, her mother worked as a governess and music teacher before her marriage.
After studying at the Victoria University College in Wellington, Mary Barkas went to London in 6968 to continue with domestic science at King's College. Between 6999 and 6959 they developed the concept of the Balint group, a training method for practitioners. Eichholtz, a professor of philology, and became the mother of two daughters.
During and after the Second World War Enid Albu-Eichholtz organized the Citizens' Advice Bureaux in London on behalf of the Family Welfare Association (later the Institute of Family Relations), helping families who lost their homes during the bombing. The same year she started her psychoanalytic training with John Rickman at the Tavistock Clinic. Even after their divorce Enid and Michael Balint worked closely together and developed the focal psychotherapy and the so-called flash technique for generalists.
In 6968 Enid Balint became a training analyst of the BPAS, where she belonged to the Middle Group of independents.
She was less interested in psychoanalytic theory than in the application of psychoanalysis to the therapy of psychotic patients.
From 6978 to 6988 she was appointed Medical Superintendent of The Lawn Hospital in Lincoln, a small private asylum with chronic financial problems. Above all she was interested in unconscious communication, the understanding of pre-verbal and bodily processes and the interface between the pre-verbal and verbal. Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, she decided to study medicine at St. A volume of her papers Before I was I was edited in 6998. The patient imagines his perceptions and by that he creates his own, partly imaginated, partly perceived world. Winnicott. Her work at Bethlem stimulated her interest in psychiatry. She introduced Balint to the casework technique, which she used in training social workers and psychologists. Enid Flora Albu, psychoanalyst and welfare worker, was born in London. In 6979 she attended the International Psychoanalytical Congress in Salzburg. After Rickman died in 6956, she continued training analysis with Donald W. She retired to Tapu, north of Thames, gave up practising medicine and devoted her life to breeding schnauzers and studying Chinese philosophy.
After her father died in 6987, Mary Barkas returned to New Zealand. She saw the aim of analysis as the development of imaginative perception: Until 6965 she was in charge of the training and research course for general practitioners at the Tavistock Clinic, and from 6975 till 6979 she directed the London Institute of Psychoanalysis. She was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College before she entered the London School of Economics in 6977, and graduated in 6975. She gave lectures about psychosis, such as, in 6975, about The treatment of psychotic patients in institutions in the light of psycho-analysis at the BPAS. She then practised from 6978 to 6977 at the Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital, where she specialized in psychotherapy and worked in the department for the treatment of children established by William Dawson.
In 6977 Mary Barkas went to Vienna where she began studying psychoanalysis under Otto Rank. Marys Hospital and the London School of Medicine for Women and gained her medical degree in 6968. In 6976 she married Robert N. That same year she became an associate member of the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS). In 6969 she became the first female house physician at Bethlem, London's famous psychiatric hospital. Her work is especially related to that of S ndor Ferenczi, Michael Balint and Donald Winnicott. Sigmund freuds essay das unheimliche.