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Theory III The relational baby:

Psychoanalytic theory and technique
WithSeligman Stephen

We can now revisit those central issues in psychoanalysis that I described in introducing the original Freudian models in Chapters 1 and 2, reviewing those specific controversies from today’s robust and inclusive developmental perspective, with infant observation research and the intersubjective-relational models well in mind. The rest of this book builds on this, reflecting my way of working these out, trying to preserve what is most valuable in the traditional analytic models while implementing the energy and freedom of the new analytic approaches.