chapter  6
Developmental Failure and Psychic Conflict
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Psychoanalyticpsychologiesofdevelopmentaldeficitandofpsychic conflictareoftenregardedasantitheticaltooneanotheror,atbest,as complementary(Kohut,1977).Itisourthesisinthischapterthatthe twosetsofphenomenaarecloselyinterrelatedandthatinnerconflict alwaystakesforminspecificintersubjectivecontextsofdevelopmental derailment.