Effects of Freud Psychoanalytic Theory & Practice of Psychoanalysis Paper

In the context of this course we have examined Freud’s classical psychoanalytic theory and at least one major turning point which broadened psychoanalytic thinking. This major turning point has been expressed particularly though the work of Ego Psychology/ Attachment Theory represented by the writings of Anna Freud, Margaret Mahler, Rene Spitz, John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth. Please discuss effects thereof on both the theory and the practice of psychoanalysis. In other words: how does this theoretical reorientation diverge from Freud’s classical psychoanalytic theory? What classical Freudian concepts do Ego Psychology and Attachment Theory emphasize, what concept do they reject, and where do they seem to be in accord with Freudian theory?