Psyc128 Related Approach & Object Relations

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Early Relationships, defenses protect self esteem Melanie Klein Paranoid (birth-3mo.) and Depressive (3mo-6mo) positions Introjected objects: tend to take on a very severe strictness, almost  oppressive characterization   produces a harsh superego Ego is a splitter divides objects we encounter o  good/bad, whole/part o ex. Split parents   one is good parent one is bad parent (or 2  bosses one is good one is bad) play therapy Otto Kernberg Heinz Kohut Mother as self-object (no division between self and other) Encouraged idea of empathetic attunement   provides kids with a  sense of validation o Mirroring self-object which will hopefully develop into an idealing  self-object Produces a cohesive nuclear self D.W. Winnicott Nursing couple- diad of mother and child “holding environment”: job of therapists to recreate the environment of 
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  • Spring '11
  • Danna
  • Otto Kernberg Heinz Kohut, self esteem Melanie, self D.W. Winnicott, Kernberg Heinz Kohut, Nursing couple­ diad, ex. Split parents

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