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Unformatted text preview: 2. Techniques of psychotherapy: how is it possible to move a person from the highly split structure of a mind divided against itself to a unified mind that can function easily, creatively, and happily. Object-Relations Theory Freud did not really observe children. A group of people, the object-relations theorists, did a huge study of children. They thereby moved psychoanalysis forward enormously. The single most important fact of childhood is: DEPENDEN CE The child's primary problem is to su r v i v e : Its needs are: Food Protection Warmth (e.g., clothes) Learning (e.g., walk, talk, etc.) However, the child is totally helpless . So it must get these needs met via an adult: i.e., food, protection, warmth, etc, must come via an adult....
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