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A similarity between Heinz Kohut's self-psychology practitioners and the object...

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newspapers | (Level 2) Honors

Posted August 23, 2013 at 1:31 AM via web

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A similarity between Heinz Kohut's self-psychology practitioners and the object relations therapists is that they both:

1. remain relativelly passive in the therapeutic relationship.

2. attempt to provide remedial nurturing and attachment experiences.

3. view therapy as a short-term endeavor.

4. or all of the above? 

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted August 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM (Answer #1)

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Neither object relations therapy nor self psychology therapy are "relatively passive" since everything that occurs in each depends upon the relationship developed between the therapist and the patient. Nor are either of these psychoanalytical approaches viewed as a "short term endeavor" because it takes a great deal of time to identify, analyze, explain and remedy psychological "objects" or "selfobjects." These two therapies are similar in that both provide "remedial nurturing and attachment experiences." Thus the answer to this is 2 since the others are incorrect.

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