Concepts of “self” are often bypassed, defined as fluid or deemed too difficult to validate, yet according to Gerald Edelman, any theory of mental function has to account for the centrality of the problems of consciousness and self.
One model which has developed a rigorous and operational definition of self is one developed by the late James Masterson, M.D, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University. His original empirical research focussed on “what happens” to acting out behaviour in troubled adolescents as they transition to adulthood.
PACFA Biennial Conference 2012
Effectiveness, What works?
Recorded: 27-28 October 2012, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
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