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Application of Kohut in Public Mental Health: Understanding Fatima

Julia Jamaludin, MBBS, MPsych, Cairns, Queensland    Abstract In the current Australian public mental health system, in which scarce resources result in a ‘revolving door’ system, pharmacological intervention conveniently takes precedence over its psychological counterpart. Although there is limited capacity for psychodynamic psychotherapy intervention in the public mental health system, I believe many patients could be …

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Application of Kohut in Public Mental Health: Understanding Fatima

Return to Journal Articles Julia Jamaludin, MBBS, MPsych, Cairns, Queensland   Kohut’s Self Psychology: Contemporary versus Traditional Theory In 1971, Heinz Kohut published a book titled The Analysis of Self that revolutionised psychoanalysis and created a paradigm shift in traditional Freudian concepts (Baker & Baker, 1987; Lee & Miller, 1991). Kohut termed his theory a …

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