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Orange, D.M. (2013). Those Old Wineskins: Greenberg and Mitchell on Heinz Kohut's “Mixed Model”. Contemp. Psychoanal., 49(1):103-112.

(2013). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 49(1):103-112

Those Old Wineskins: Greenberg and Mitchell on Heinz Kohut's “Mixed Model”

Donna M. Orange, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Greenberg and Mitchell considered Heinz Kohut a “mixed model” theorist who retained allegiance to drive theory while developing a theory that contradicted it in the direction of fundamental relationality. They justly gave Kohut credit for his contributions, and rightly challenged his inconsistencies and limitations. This reader believes Greenberg and Mitchell's own perspective also limited their capacity, at the time, to value the vulnerability and dependency that later relationalists, including Self psychologists, have understood as central to the human condition.

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