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ERIC Number: EJ827925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
The Move to Intersubjectivity: A Clinical and Conceptual Shift of Perspective
Balbernie, Robin
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v33 n3 p308-324 Dec 2007
The concept of intersubjectivity may be used to illuminate the way in which we observe and describe many of the interpersonal processes that begin in infancy. The more traditional psychoanalytic ideas of holding and containment, as well as relatively recent concepts such as attunement and reflective function, can be seen as belonging within this coexisting area of experience. Intersubjectivity has contributed to human evolution and has a neurological foundation based on mirror neurons; it provides a perspective on psychotherapy (especially within infant mental health) that can oversee the internal worlds of mutually influencing experience. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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