Year: 1989 Source: Adolescent Psychiatry, v.16, (1989), p.155-174 SIEC No: 19900404

Outlines the processes whereby parents, adolescents, & young adult offspring can sustain & reshape their interdependence, their selfobject needs for each other, & the achievement of alliances with parents. Presents a review of newly beginning research to support this perspective, & includes clinical problems that manifest when transformations are interrupted because the selfobject status of children & parents cannot conform to the developing tasks of young adulthood. (20 ref)