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Impressions of Isabel Menzies Lyth

Hinshelwood, Robert D (2010) 'Impressions of Isabel Menzies Lyth.' British Journal of Psychotherapy, 26 (2). pp. 179-185. ISSN 02659883

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In this brief and personal appreciation, I have conveyed what seems to me a surprising diffidence in Isabel's assessment of her work. I have speculated that this reticence resulted in some small – but nevertheless quite significant – divergence from Elliott Jaques' original work, with which Isabel's is always closely linked. This divergence has relevance for Jaques' abandonment of the ‘social defence system’ theory, and Isabel's continuing allegiance to it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Isabel Menzies Lyth; reticence about her originality; divergence from Jaques
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 15:56
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:19

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