Object Relations and the Family Process

Synopsis

This volume explores the psychoanalytic theory of object relations and its application to the study of marital and family interaction. Freud's object relations model lends itself well to the study of internalized object relations and external personal relations. Integrating various psychoanalytic conceptualizations as well as contributions of Piagetian scholars, this book incorporates a strong flavor of general systems theory. The study covers the breakdown of marital relationships, narcissism of partners, separation and individuation of adolescent offspring, role typing, family communication, defense mechanisms, entrapping and emotional processes.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990