CONTAINMENT

noun. with regard to objects relation theory, the idea that either the maternal party or the examiner facilitates development and relieves worries by maintaining a roe as the container or reserve for the predicted facets of the youth's or client's mind.

CONTAINMENT: "The containment of a child by a parent serves as a barrier of protection, without which that child may suffer lifelong consequences, such as anxiety."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONTAINMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/containment/ (accessed April 4, 2020).
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