Unformatted text preview: Heinz Kohut (1913-1981)- Major idea: Child needs deep mirroring from caretaker/parent, etc.- Mirroring is the process of:- affirming- describing- exploring- elaborating- validating- caring for- Parents should never invalidate what the child is feeling.- The child is feeling the truth. These are real emotions.- Pushing them down leads to depression, anxiety, drug addiction, etc.- Mirroring is a basic function of a good parent. A child needs mirroring as much as it needs food.- Mirroring is like sunlight to a plant.- Important: Mirroring affirms the chuld, not the parent....
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- Fall '11
- Psychology, major mental illness, Narcissistic rage