Object Relations and the Developing Ego in Therapy

Object Relations and the Developing Ego in Therapy

by Althea J. Horner PhD

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"Perhaps the acid test for any book on psychoanalytic theory is the light it sheds on the complex problems that a therapist faces. This book passes that test with flying colors. I now see my patients in a different light and I have changed my approach with beneficial results."
—Samuel L. Bradshaw, Jr. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

A Jason Aronson Book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461629771
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1995
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Althea Horner is an Honorary Member of the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute and Society and a Scientific Associate of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. She is listed in Who's Who in America and has been writing and articles and books for forty years. While Dr. Horner has retired from clinical practice, she continues to write in Pasadena, California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Organizing Processes and the Genesis of Object Relations
Chapter 2 The Developmental Paradigm
Chapter 3 Attachment and Detachment: Developmental and Clinical Issues
Chapter 4 The First Differentiation: Theoretical and Clinical Issues
Chapter 5 The Practicing Period: Developmental Anlage for the Grandiose Self
Chapter 6 The Second Differentiation: The Rapprochement Phase of the Separation-Individuation Process
Chapter 7 The Consolidation of Identity and Object Constancy
Chapter 8 Interaction of Oedipal and Preoedipal Issues
Chapter 9 Separation-Individuation and the False Self
Chapter 10 Character Detachment and Self-Esteem
Chapter 11 Treatment of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder by David R. Doroff, Ed.D.
Chapter 12 Diagnosis: The Medical Model, Ego Assessment, and the Developmental Model
Chapter 13 The Therapeutic Matrix
Chapter 14 Anxiety and the Integrity of the Self
Chapter 15 Refusal to Identify: Developmental Impasse

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Raphael Stern

No book with which we are familiar presents as good an account of the clinical application of the . . . psychoanalytic viewpoint as Object Relations and the Developing Ego in Therapy. No other exposition breathes life into these abstract principlesas well as this volume does....

Edward R. Shapiro

Dr. Horner presents rich and useful ideas for formulating and working dynamically with severely limited patients. Her integrative formulation of preoedipal pathology is both useful and practical.....

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