The Widening Scope of Object Relations Theory

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1993, Vol 38(12), 1321–1322. Reviews the book, Refinding the Object and Reclaiming the Self by David E. Scharff (see record 1993-97016-000). This book offers us a clinically rich and remarkably jargon-free object relations perspective on how each of us develops dynamic internalized relationships between self and other. This volume is a welcome addition to the clinician's bookshelf; it illustrates an important aspect of object relational thinking that is immensely personal and enlivening for individual psychotherapy as well as family, marital, sex, and group treatment modalities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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