Adolescence and parental influence
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Treatment of a borderline mother and her adolescent daughter is approached with a combination of individual and conjoint sessions, enabling the therapist to identify the distortions within their relationship and to interpret these to the individuals. Mother and daughter attempt to involve the therapist in a collusion in the rejecting-abandoning projection. A combination of interpretation and presentation of a real, nurturing object enables the adolescent to become more interested in peers and able to go to college, and the mother to become less accident prone and able to keep her job.
KeywordsSocial Psychology Adolescent Daughter Parental Influence Conjoint Session Nurture Object
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