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Object Relations Theory


Melanie Klein's observations taught her that children can produce a transference-neurosis, and that a transference-situation arises just as in the case of grown individuals, as long as we employ a method which is the equivalent to Adult Analysis, which avoids all educational measures and fully analyses the negative impulses directed towards the analysist. They also taught her that in children of every age, it is very hard for even deep analysis to mitigate the severity of the super ego. Analysis does not weaken the child's ego, but actually strengthens it. (Pshyco-Analysis of Children)