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Ego Strength

  • By: Pamela Bjorklund
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

The concept of ego strength derives from psychoanalytic theory and refers to the healthy, adaptive functioning of the ego (i.e., the capacity for effective personal functioning). Sigmund Freud conceptualized the ego as an intrapsychic substructure that serves the ...

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