Jacquie: A Case Study Of Mahler's Model

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Part A: Winnicott As Susana is growing up in an environment with no stability and emotion regulations around her surroundings, it is becoming difficult for Susana to regulate her emotions. While the mother Jacquie is a young woman who has to face many different problems herself from her prior experiences with the father of Susana and in her home environment with her parents has led her to not give the undivided attention to Susana. Donald Woods Winnicott believes in the mother to not have to be perfect for healthy development to occur, instead being a good enough mother can help the child in the attunement for the developmental needs (Berzoff, Flanagan, & Hertz, 2016). In the case of Jacquie as the beginning years of her child’s rearing were not perfect, but were somewhat good enough. Therefore, Susana had less stressors …show more content…
Mahler’s model shows as a child is growing and progresses to normal symbiosis and then to separation-individuation, as these stages are completed it leads to the establishment of identity (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2012). While Susana is growing up in an unsteady home environment and support around her do to her socioeconomic status where Jacquie has to be away most of the time from her therefore not being able to be there for support towards Susana. As the world or environment may become frightening or tiring, it is then when the caregiver should be present in order to reassure and for support of the child in order to accept with good grace her omnipotence for a better adjustment in life (Berzoff et al., 2016). This shows that as Jacquie has lowered her time she spends with Susana therefore limiting her opportunities to be present when needed, can also be affecting Susana in herself identity in order create a greater sense of

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