This state of transference-countertransference deadlock arises out of the social histories and personal intrapsychic
constellations and machinations of analyst and patient.
The factors that contribute to such failure may lie in the Christian's environment (e.g., local church family), in the person's intrapsychic
resources (e.g., God images, object images), and/or in the collusion between the two (e.g., via reciprocal reinforcement).
For some of these Christian thinkers the driving force behind human behavior--relationships--tends to eliminate or obscure all other explanations, and the interpersonal approach of relational theory may eschew the intrapsychic
The fragile masculine self is a model for conceptualizing and working with men in individual and group therapy that seeks to combine intrapsychic
features with an awareness of psychosocial forces such as male socialization.
Scapegoating is a dynamic process in group counseling with potential for profound effects at multiple levels of functioning, including intrapsychic
, interpersonal, and the group as a whole.
Instead there has to be a focus on the social class worldview in order to address the intrapsychic
and affective factors related to social class transitions.
For example, it has been used to generate a comprehensive theory of child development, psychopathology, and treatment - intrapsychic
humanism (Pieper & Pieper, 1990) - and to develop practical applications to child development and child rearing (Pieper & Pieper, 1999).
Sexual scripts can be seen as having three levels: the intrapsychic
, the interpersonal, and the cultural.
Object relations as a term "refers to specific intrapsychic
structures, to an aspect of ego organization, and not to external interpersonal relationships.
Erikson himself, however genial and illuminating his views, must be seen at this juncture as a transitional figure, transitional in the sense that he was able to broaden the Freudian perspective, which was primarily if not exclusively intrapsychic
in dimension, to include the wider range of interpersonal, social, and cultural dimensions of human experience that allowed it to become more open and flexible as an instrument for exploring aspects of human religious experience in more authentic and productive ways.
This study stems from a larger, multiyear psychosocial study of emergent adolescent drug involvement that considers both the environment and the intrapsychic
forces as they interact on the individual.
Specifically, the drive/structure theories emphasize the primacy of the drives (instincts), the role of libido and aggression, intrapsychic
conflict, and the central importance of the Oedipal period.