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object relations

an emotional bond between one person and another, as contrasted with interest in and love for the self. It is usually described in terms of capacity for loving and reacting appropriately to others. An object relation is delayed or not achieved in borderline personality disorders.

object relations

Emotional attachment to other persons or objects.
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Beyond these contributions, Brindusa Orasanu invites the reader to an important interrogation on the psychic--narcissistic--active aspects in the theoretician of the object relation: by rigorously elaborating the concept of projective identification and its clinical use, she proposes, starting from a clinic of theory, a psychoanalytic epistemology of a certain contemporary psychoanalysis that is detached from the reference to drive and reduced to the theoretization of the object relation in inter-subjectivist, interpersonal or interactional terms.
I used Ana Maria Rizzuto's (1979) object relations theory, which describes God images as representations from early childhood.
In Sullivan's model, the illogical nature of the obsessive-compulsive is no longer viewed as the result of the lack of integration between psychical operations, as suggested by classical and object relations theorists, and functions to generate a detachment from actual experiences and the living of a new situation in an autistic mode.
Based on object relations theory (Klein, 1930/1964), Rizzuto (1974, 1979) viewed God images as rooted in the child's relational bonding with caregivers.
The analysis of Peter's name moves Barrie's struggle with identity toward object relations premises and pushes the date of crisis (re)produced in the text back toward infancy.
Yet, by keeping Lalla's attentions intensely localized, always keenly present to her immediate situation and setting, Le C1ezio develops the major theme of this beautiful and intelligent novel: the unmediated relationship of Lalla and her ancestors to nature, which he indicates transcends the prison of subject / object relations, and constitutes a truly authentic range of experience beyond the ideological frames of Western technological society.
Eles apresentam a Object Relations Rating Scale (ORRS; Diguer, 2001), uma nova medida que se diferencia das outras no que concerne a interacao terapeutica em sua totalidade, a coerencia coin o modelo de intervencao de Kemberg e a consideracao de todas as manifestacoes relacionais.
The second article is "The Clarity Process: Using Heart-Centered Regression Techniques in Couple Therapy--An Object Relations and Systems Theory Approach" by Francesca Richardson, LCSW.
Burston and Frie also make unexpected but telling comparisions; for example in their section on Binswanger they introduce a quotation from my favourite Object Relations theorist, Harry Guntrip, (in which the latter quotes R D Laing with approval):
The terms 'object representation' and 'self object' mentioned in connection with the shiura derive from the object relations and self psychology schools of thought of later psychoanalysis.
Adolescence and Delinquency: An Object Relations Theory Approach.