The ones who manage to attach can then potentially tolerate what she calls positive enactments where traumatizing features of the primary attachment are played out.
In Chapter 6 Caroline Case, analytical art therapist, gives examples of enactments with children conceptualized as mis-attunements that can be re-traumatizing or moments of meeting where client and therapist can play and where the therapist's 'coming out of the role' as an enactment has beneficial effects on the client.
In Chapter 7 Raymond Kenward offers and existential perspective, conceptualizing enactments as bad faith.
To any such misattunement to Martin's subjective state and to the legitimacy of his underlying motivation, Martin reacted with rage or with an intensification of his staying-away behavior, sometimes accompanied by other enactments designed to restore a sense of distinctness.
A growing body of clinical work and neuroscientific research has demonstrated that what enactments communicate in such gripping and indirect ways are implicit, neurally encoded affective and relational patterns.
In the context of psychoanalysis or therapy, enactment occurs when the therapist unwittingly colludes with the patient in the process of a mutual and complementary projective identification organized around significant past events from the lives of both participants, he explained.
The unfolding mutual projective identification of an enactment becomes a slippery slope on which the therapist is in danger of sliding away from the component of the therapeutic role that requires accepting the patient's transference," said Dr.
During story enactments
, the children were asked to listen carefully and were given numerous opportunities to identify and produce rhyming word pairs in the context of thematic-fantasy play.
Allied with this conviction that poets are hard put to bring about genuine sound enactments is Johnson's scepticism about the aesthetic value of such effects, even where their existence lies beyond dispute.
In other words, he is categorizing the majority of all 'reported' enactments as figmentary.
Role enactment refers to the perceived competence with which role tasks are performed.
Empirical studies have shown that role enactment, role expectation, consensus on role enactment and expectation have a positive influence on marital satisfaction (Bahr, Chappell & Leigh, 1983; Brinley, 1975; Chadwick, Albercht & Kunz, 1976; Cutright, 1971; Laws, 1971; Lee, 1977; Nye, 1976; Rollins & Galligan, 1978).