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Ego Psychology, Modern Structural Theory, American Object Relations

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Wyman Classroom

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Second Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2023-24, 1st Trimester — Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
John De Mott, DO
Martin Bullard, LICSW

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November 3, 2023 — American Object Relations

[24 pages]

Margaret Mahler and Fred Pine (the first theorist we considered) iterated and theorized a developmental model having to do with correspondences between (physical) separation and (psychic) individuation. She gives us the language of symbiosis, practicing, rapproachment and a developmental framework for psychoanalytic of psychopathology.

Mahler, M.S. (1967) On Human Symbiosis and the Vicissitudes of Individuation. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 15:740-763.

Bullard, C.M. (2023) Development Chart

Bullard, C.M. (2023) Mahler Separation – Individuation Subphases


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