Separation-Individuation in the Psychotherapy of Symbiotic States*

@article{Taylor1975SeparationIndividuationIT,
  title={Separation-Individuation in the Psychotherapy of Symbiotic States*},
  author={Graeme J. Taylor},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1975},
  volume={20},
  pages={521 - 526}
}
  • G. Taylor
  • Published 1 November 1975
  • Psychology
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Introduction There is confusion surrounding the psychiatric concept of symbiotic states because of the dual application of the term 'symbiosis'. It is used to describe a particular kind of interpersonal relationship but it is also a psychoanalytic concept which refers to an intrapsychic relationship between self and object representations (1,2). Except for the normal symbiotic stage in early childhood development, any subsequent interpersonal or intrapsychic symbiotic relationships may be… 
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