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Psychiatry. 2006 Spring;69(1):21-5.

Self-reproach and personal responsibility.

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Graduate Faculty, New School University, 65 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003, USA. ShapiroD@newschool.edu

Abstract

A confusion exists between the aims of psychotherapy of diminishing self-reproach, on the one hand, and increasing the experience of personal responsibility, on the other. In order to clarify this problem a distinction is made between moral responsibility, central to self-reproach, and psychological responsibility or agency. Self-reproach is shown to be inimical to the experience of psychological responsibility, with reference to psychotherapy of a case of severe obsessive self-reproach.

PMID:
16704330
DOI:
10.1521/psyc.2006.69.1.21
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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