chapter  10
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Clinical Considerations in Dissociation

The acquisition of knowledge in any field of science is shaped and f i l - tered by the theories held by the observer. The six predominant models of the mind in psychoanalytic theory are characterized by Rothstein (1986) as structural, object relations, Lacanian, self psychology, interpersonal, and Klein-Bion. Even adding developmental and intersubjectivity, these core concepts of acquiring and organizing data are insufficient to explain the systemic paradigm of altered states and multiple levels of awareness.