24. Danica describes her mother as a caring and supportive person, who was generally available for her
when she was a child.
She also says that the way her mother treated her made her expect that others
would also be trustworthy and available.
In object relations terms, what would we call Danica’s views
and beliefs about her mother?
25. In object relations terms, what is introjective identification?
29. Baljit and Tim have had difficulty adjusting to being parents.
They argue constantly about what
activities they are going to do with their children, and hate their weekends because they are spent with
each of them taking turns playing with the kids to give the other parent a break.
Their therapist points
out that one reason they might be so frustrated and arguing so much is that the way they have been
structuring their weekends leaves them little time to nurture their relationship or be together as a family.
The arguments and frustration are signals that they value and love each other and want to connect more
as a couple and as a family.
What technique has the therapist used?