The Private Self and Relational Theory


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    Traditional psychoanalysis has been defined as a one-person psychology in that it refers intersubjective events occurring within the psychoanalytic dyad to the mind of one individual, the patient. However, within the past decade there has been a noticeable shift of emphasis toward a two-person psychology. We have collectively given greater weight to the developmental significance of actual parent-child experiences as well as to the intersubjective nature of transference. (15 pp.)

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