Psychotherapeutic Implications of the Development of Self-Understanding

  • Mira Zamansky Schorin
  • Daniel Hart
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


Psychological distress in children and adolescents is often characterized in terms of problems with some aspect of the self-concept. For example, children and adolescents who are thought to be emotionally troubled are frequently described in terms of their “low self-esteem” or “identity confusion.” What is often missing from these clinical applications of the self-concept is an appreciation that the self-concept is itself a developmental construct.


Anorexia Nervosa Developmental Level Borderline Personality Disorder Social Scheme Subjective Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mira Zamansky Schorin
    • 1
  • Daniel Hart
    • 2
  1. 1.Judge Baker Children’s CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityCamdenUSA

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