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An Introduction to Object Relations

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Object Relations places relationships at the centre of what it is to be human. Its premise is that the human being is essentially social and that our need for others is primary. Object Relations originated as the British-based development of classic Freudian theory. Its early proponents were Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn, Donald Winnicott, Michael Balint, Harry Guntrip ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published January 19th 1997 by Free Association Books (first published January 1st 1997)
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James Rye
May 25, 2012 rated it it was ok


I really struggled with this book. Although I am a counsellor with 15 year's experience, and degrees in philosophy, in psychology, and in counselling, and although I really wanted to understand what an object relations therapy would involve, I finished the book not much wiser. I bought the book because an Amazon reviewer said it was the most readable introduction to the subject. If that's true, I dread to think what the other books are like.

The strength of the book is that the brief
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Ariel's Booklist
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
A very comprehensive overview of the main theorists in early ORT. I found the writing to be mostly engaging and I loved the overall structure of the book. Definitely helpful if you're new to ORT and you want a solid background in it's early development/history.
Rhonda Lillie
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What it is? A book that spans an era of theorists that were responsible for the coming of age of this theory of "Object Relations", who those theorists were, their ideas, and an explanation of what it all means.

I absolutely love this book, as a required reading for my Freud and Object relations class that I took this past fall semester at California State University Channel Islands I gained valuable insight into the workings of the mind. I must commend my professor Dr. Harley Baker for my
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Natasha
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Well read this for study, interesting and eye opening but hard going... psycho-dynamic wonders...good for study..
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