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ERIC Number: EJ829309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Some Questions Concerning States of Fragmentation: Unintegration, Under-Integration, Disintegration, and the Nature of Early Integrations
Alvarez, Anne
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v32 n2 p158-180 Aug 2006
The paper attempts some clarifications and differentiations concerning (1) Bick's classic distinction between states of helpless unintegration and states of defensive disintegration; (2) the difference between a state and a phase, and Bick's apparent challenge to some aspects of object relations thinking. The paper then lists some types of early pre-depressive and pre-Oedipal integrations and integrators: these include, as well as various kinds of containment, the role of the interested, interesting, and occasionally reclaiming object.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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