Isolation, Loneliness, and a Need to Be Loved: Part 3 of a 5-Part Case Study of the Psychotherapy of the Schizoid Process

Richard G. Erskine

Abstract


This article describes the psychotherapy of a lonely and emotionally withdrawn man who stalked women searching for someone who would love him. Through a relationally focused psychotherapy and dream analysis, the client became aware of his history of being criticized and how he coped by retreating into an internal schizoid hiding place.

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