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5010 Mid Cont P

5010 Midterm - Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory

Ego psychology developed by Erikson; Anna Freud was a central figure
Ego psychology stresses psychosocial development through the lifespan
Object-relations theory form of analytic treatment that involves exploration of internal unconscious identifications and internalization of external objects (aspects of significant other people)
Object relations interpersonal relationships as they are represented intrapsychically
Self-psychology emphasizes how we use interpersonal relationships (self objects) to develop our sense of self
Margaret Mahler believed that the resolution of the Oedipus complex is less critical
Margaret Mahler emphasized child’s progression from a symbiotic relationship with a maternal figure towards separation and individuation
Mahler's Normal Infantile autism phase in first 3 or 4 weeks of life where infant is unable to differentiate itself from its mother
Mahler's Symbiosis 3rd to 8th month, infant has a pronounce dependency on mother
Mahler's Separation-individuation process begins in 4th or 5th month where child experiences separation but still turns to mother for confirmation and comfort and around 36th month, move towards constancy of self and object
Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (BPT) applies principles of psychodynamic theory within a preestablished time limit of usually 10-25 session
Time-limited dynamic psychotherapy (TLDP) aim of therapy is not simply symptom reduction but changing a client’s ingrained, repetitive patterns of interpersonal relatedness
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