chapter  7
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Whose self is it anyway?

In previous chapters, I have emphasized the crucial importance of the processes of self differentiation and self articulation to development and described the psychoanalytic treatment of a number of patients whose central pathology in this area took a variety of forms (see Brandchaft, 1986). This significant developmental step determines whether self experience can be established and consolidated as the primary referent for the interpretation of events and for the direction of an unfolding design for living and personal destiny (von Broemsen, 1991).