Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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ISSN: 2161-0487

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Bruno Biagianti

Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

  • Mini Review   
    An Attachment-Based Framework for Disordered Personality Development: Implications for Intersubjective Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    Author(s): Paolo Brambilla, Cinzia Bressi and Bruno Biagianti*

    Infant-caregiver dyads range show high heterogeneity in terms of goodness-of-fit. Several lines of evidence indicate that the modalities by which areas of good and poor fit were emotionally recognized and managed by caregivers influence the infant's personality development, the integration of its personality traits, the overall sense of authenticity, as well as the modalities of transference that typically manifest during psychodynamic psychotherapy. Within an intersubjective framework, the relationship between patient and psychotherapist will inevitably recreate goodness-of-fit issues, although the specific areas of poor fit will likely differ from the ones emerged with caregivers. In other words, emotional disharmony may originate from personality traits that were not problematic in the first place. The author hypothesizes that disclosure of the challenges assoc.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0487.22.12.431

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