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Progress in Self Psychology, V. 12 by Arnold I. Goldberg

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Chapter 7  
The Contribution of Self- and Mutual Regulation to Therapeutic Action: A Case Illustration
Frank M. Lachmann Beatrice Beebe

 

Empirical infant research can expand our understanding of therapeutic action in adult treatment (Beebe and Lachmann, 1994; Lachmann and Beebe, 1992a, 1996a). The concepts of self- and mutual regulation, derived from a systems approach to the study of infant–caregiver interaction, permit a more detailed view of patient–analyst interaction and the processes of analytic change. A case is used to illustrate the origins and transformations of a patient's psychopathology. In this case, chronically mismatched interactive regulations led to premature, drastic self-regulations. We trace the interactive ...

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