Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 31–38 | Cite as

Discussion of Anna Ornstein's paper

“Supportive” psychotherapy: A contemporary view
  • Margaret Galdston Frank


I have used only a few themes in Dr. Ornstein's rich paper to suggest another range of perspectives. While the theories of self and ego psychology differ, there are in every person overlapping elements which we have called “self” and “ego.” We need to continue to advance our understanding of each in the service of advancing our capacities to treat.


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  1. Blanck, G. and Blanck R. (1977). The transference object and the real object.The International Journal of Psychoanalysis.58:33–44.Google Scholar

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© Human Sciences Press 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Galdston Frank
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  1. 1.Newton Centre

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