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(p. 369) Further Clinical Illustration of ‘The Use of an Object’ 

(p. 369) Further Clinical Illustration of ‘The Use of an Object’
(p. 369) Further Clinical Illustration of ‘The Use of an Object’

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 23 January 2021

In a further clinical example in relation to the ‘Use of an Object’ paper, Winnicott describes and discusses his theme with reference to another patient whom he sees as exploiting a false self and living a life which is futile, deadly and potentially suicidal. He proposes that the patient needs to engage emotionally with her own destructiveness in relation to her objects (the analyst) and for him (the analyst) to survive and understand her attacks on him.

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