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Lynda Howell: Twinhood: Sense of self and identity

  • 21st Aug 2013
  • Lynda Howell

Working with twins, particularly identical ones, challenges therapists to look beyond the individual and consider the influences of the client’s twinhood. In Transactional Analysis, theoretical emphasis often focuses on the influence of parents. Whilst this is an important factor, I submit that in order to facilitate growth and change in identical twin clients, therapists need to take account of the influence that their co-twins have on the development in utero of each other’s script protocols, senses of self, and identities.

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