This article examines the defenses of the withdrawn Child ego state as described by both transactional analysis and British object relations theory. The process of withdrawal is considered, and the principles of therapy from a relational perspective are explored.
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Little, R. 2001 Schizoid Processes: Working with the Defenses of the Withdrawn Child Ego State. Available at https://www.integrativetherapy.com/en/articles.php?id=44. Last accessed April 2023