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A Three-Factor Model of Couples Therapy: Projective Identification, Couple Object Relations, and Omnipotent Control
Robert Mendelsohn | Foreword by Richard Billow
Lexington Books / Hardcover / Aug 2017
9781498557078 (ISBN-10: 1498557074)
Couple Therapy
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In A Three-Factor Model of Couples Therapy, the author presents a new schema of psychodynamic couples therapy that includes a three-factor model for understanding and treating couples. These three factors are: projective identification, couple object relations, and omnipotent control.

A Couple’s Therapist is destined for 'déjà vu,' a career of groundhog days. Dr. Mendelsohn shares the phenomenology of his discovery process—as he understands how he comes to be (by necessity) a major player in the couple’s parasitic, symbiotic, narcissistic, sibling, or Oedipal dramas. The journey makes for compelling reading, and is inspirational. Mendelsohn’s style his inimitable, it's his and his alone. But the concepts and techniques he offers are adaptable; they may free up the thinking and practice of a contemporary couple’s therapist, no matter his or her orientation.
— Richard Billow, Adelphi University

Bob Mendelsohn has advanced the practice of couple psychoanalysis by integrating his marvelous and unique three-factor model with Kleinian/Bionion object relations ideas about unconscious projective processes. He makes the model accessible to the reader with evocative case material. This book should be in every couple therapist's library regardless of levels of experience.
— Carl Bagnini, LCSW, BCD, The International Psychotherapy Institute; Author of Keeping Couples in Treatment: Working from Surface to Depth

Robert Mendelsohn is professor of psychology at the Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University.

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