Read about psychdynamics of projection and splitting in Tom Burns's book.
I think Tom Burns presents projection and splitting two psychodynamic phenomena well with good case background. I understood these better now. Splitting is just like bosses playing one worker off the other. Only in this case it is a consumer playing one mental health worker off the other. I think the same thing could happen with mental health workers playing consumers off each other too. Solidarity is the solution for this phenomena. Tom Burns is a bit of an arrogant professional being an Oxford university professor and all. He certainly isn't paying my rent this month.
Posted by petert at July 29, 2005 04:17 AM