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The Application of Self-psychology to Short-term Counselling.

Lynch, Gordon (1998) The Application of Self-psychology to Short-term Counselling. Psychodynamic Counselling, 4 (4). pp. 473-485. ISSN 1353-3339. E-ISSN 1470-1057. (doi:10.1080/13533339808402524) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article explores how key aspects of Heinz Kohut's self-psychology can inform short-term counselling work. Initially a summary is offered of Kohut's developmental theory, his understanding of the nature and causes of psychopathology and his view of the analytic cure. The application of his ideas to short-term counselling is then discussed. Specifically, it is suggested that short-term therapeutic work based on self-psychology involves a stronger emphasis on the curative aspects of the selfobject transference between client and therapist, a more limited notion of the role of interpretation, and a different understanding of working through to that of long-term self-psychological analysis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13533339808402524
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 10:50 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42400 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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