For a family system drug user it is actually a good thing, as it is easier for the person to eventually stop using the drug.
Evidence based psychotherapy
As you can see psychodynamic therapy does quite well.
Introjection in psychotherapy
This provides an interesting insight into introjection in this instance. She hasn’t introjected what I have said but instead introjected my voice sound and quality. Then she has applied that introjected voice to her own words.
Empathy is magical thinking
Here is a definition of empathy The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another This represents magical thinking One can only ever feel their own feelings. You can never feel another person’s feelings You can never really understand what another person is feeling. …
Mother and child relationships
Mothers and fathers can generally treat their various children in a similar ways and one could even say equally, but they are not going to feel the same about each of them.