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Object relations and self psychology : an introduction

Author: Michael St Clair
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole, ©2000.
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Overviews and assess two important streams of psychoanalytic thought, object relations theory and self psychology, and examines the ideas and therapeutic approaches of eight major theorists in the  Read more...

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St. Clair, Michael, 1940-
Object relations and self psychology.
Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole, ©2000
(OCoLC)647105083
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael St Clair
ISBN: 053436280X 9780534362805
OCLC Number: 41326340
Description: xv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Object Relations Theories and Self Psychology 1 --
Object Relations and the Psychology of the Self 1 --
Object 6 --
Representation 6 --
Self Representation 7 --
Part Objects and Whole Objects 8 --
Structures 8 --
Self 9 --
Splitting 9 --
Object Relations Theorists 10 --
Self Psychology 10 --
Core Issues 12 --
Nature of Objects and the Shift from Instincts 12 --
Nature and Formation of Psychic Structure 13 --
Developmental Stages in Terms of Relationships with Objects 14 --
"Conflict" and Its Consequences for Therapy 15 --
Case Illustration 17 --
Confusion and Controversy 19 --
2 Freudian Starting Point: Concepts Relevant to Object Relations and Self Psychology Theories 21 --
Relationships and Drives 22 --
Object Choice 23 --
Identification and Formation of Psychological Structures 24 --
Stages of Development and the Choice of Objects 26 --
Pathology 28 --
Neurotic Conflict 28 --
Sexual Perversions 28 --
Pathological Grief 29 --
Classical Therapy or Analysis 29 --
Assessment and Critique of Freud 31 --
3 Melanie Klein: Innovative and Transitional Theorist 34 --
Instincts 35 --
Phantasy 36 --
Object 36 --
Psychic Mechanisms 37 --
Inner World of Object Relations 38 --
Ego and Superego 40 --
Two Developmental Positions 42 --
Pathology and Therapy 44 --
Assessment and Critique of Klein 46 --
4 W.R.D. Fairbairn: A "Pure" Object Relations Model 49 --
Motivation and the Nature of Objects 50 --
Structure 50 --
"Endopsychic Situation" 51 --
Differences with Freud 51 --
Personality Structure 53 --
Developmental Stages and Object Relations 56 --
Pathology and Internalized Objects 58 --
Analytic Therapy 59 --
Assessment and Critique of Fairbairn 61 --
5 D.W. Winnicott: Pediatrician with A Unique Perspective 64 --
Environment and Instinct 65 --
Facilitating Environment 65 --
Hallucination of Omnipotence 66 --
Good-Enough Mother 66 --
True Self and False Self 67 --
Object 68 --
Transitional Object 69 --
Developmental Processes and Parental Care 69 --
Maturational Processes 70 --
Kinds of Parental Care 70 --
Links between Maturational Processes and Parental Care 71 --
Dependence 73 --
Development of the Ego 74 --
Mental Illness 74 --
Psychoneurosis 75 --
Intermediate Illness 75 --
Psychosis 75 --
Therapy 76 --
Squiggle Game 77 --
Assessment and Critique of Winnicott 79 --
6 Margaret S. Mahler: The Psychological Birth of the Individual 82 --
Symbiosis 83 --
Separation and Individuation 84 --
Object Relationships 84 --
Mutual Cuing 85 --
Developmental Stages 85 --
Normal Autism 85 --
Normal Symbiosis 86 --
Separation and Individuation 88 --
Four Developmental Subphases 88 --
First Subphase: Differentiation and Body Image 88 --
Second Subphase: Practicing 89 --
Third Subphase: Rapprochement 90 --
Fourth Subphase: Emotional Object Constancy and Individuality 93 --
Pathology and Therapy 94 --
Therapy 95 --
Assessment and Critique of Mahler 99 --
7 Edith Jacobson: An Integrated Model 102 --
Self, Ego, and Self Representation 103 --
From Undifferentiation to Differentiation 104 --
Drives and Representations of Self and Object 104 --
Psychological Structure and Instincts and Object Relations 105 --
Formation of the Superego 106 --
Developmental Stages 109 --
Pathology of Depression 111 --
Assessment and Critique of Jacobson 116 --
8 Otto Kernberg: A Synthesis 118 --
Object Relations Theory 119 --
Object 119 --
Splitting 121 --
Psychic Structure 121 --
Introjection 122 --
Identification 123 --
Ego Identity 123 --
Developmental Stages 124 --
Pathology, Including Borderline Disorders 127 --
Borderline Disorders 128 --
Specific Patterns of Symptoms 129 --
Causes and Dynamics 129 --
Disturbed Object Relations 130 --
Structural Issues 131 --
Defenses 132 --
Therapy 132 --
Assessment and Critique of Kernberg 135 --
94 Heinz Kohut: Self Psychology and Narcissism 138 --
Kohut and the Classical Drive Model 139 --
Narcissism 140 --
Self 141 --
Selfobject 142 --
Transmuting Internalizations 142 --
Normal Development of the Cohesive Self 143 --
Frustration and Psychic Structure 144 --
Bipolar Self 146 --
A Narcissistic Line of Development 146 --
Pathology of the Self 147 --
Experience of Narcissism 147 --
Narcissistic and Self Disorders 148 --
Causes of Disturbance 150 --
Differentiating Narcissism from Other Disorders 150 --
Categories of Self Disturbances 151 --
Therapy 152 --
Vertical Split 154 --
Assessment and Critique of Kohut 156 --
10 Stephen A. Mitchell: the Integrated Relational Model 159 --
Relational Matrix 161 --
Drives 161 --
Interactional Field 161 --
Psychoanalysis without the Drive Theory 162 --
Sexuality 162 --
Infantilism 164 --
Self 166 --
Narcissism 170 --
Therapy 173 --
Assessment and Critique of Mitchell 178 --
11 A Case Study Narrative 180 --
Brenda 180 --
Analysis and Assessment 183 --
Structural Issues 183 --
Dynamics 184 --
Developmental Level 185 --
Psychopathology 185 --
Therapy 186.
Responsibility: Michael St. Clair.

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