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ERIC Number: ED195910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 14
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Issues in Psychotherapy with High Achieving Women: Separation and Self-Esteem.
Post, Robin Dee
Despite their obvious talents and professional success, many women in professional training lack self-esteem and a sense of personal worth. In psychotherapy, these women reveal the maintenance of close ties to their families of origin and an orientation towards fulfilling parents' needs and expectations. The therapeutic work involves helping them to complete the tasks of separating from their families and developing individuated goals that are distinct from their parents' expectations for them. Self-esteem increases as the woman begins to correct some of the distorted perceptions she has had of herself since childhood, relinquishes unrealistic expectations she has of her parents, and begins to perceive herself as having a separate identity. The capacity to self-nurture is an important part of the development of self-esteem. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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