Margaret Mahler's On the Emergence of the Self explores the work of Margaret Mahler and depicts those phenomena of the separation-individuation process that pertain to the development of the sense of self during the first eighteen months of life.
Emphasis is placed on showing how early interaction patterns between parent and child are internalized and become part of the developing self. The self as a separate entity is seen as growing out of the child's earlier experiencing of parent and self as a dual unity.
This video is especially designed for use in training institutions for advanced clinicians and for developmental researchers.
In the 10-minute update Dr Anni Bergman, concludes that the separate self is a unique construction which begins with unique parent-infant interactions during the symbiotic phase and continues to develop throughout the separation-individuation process and later life.
Available As: DVD
Produced By: Margaret S. Mahler Psychiatric Research Foundation
Total Running Time: 43 minutes