We have explored the key concepts of ego psychology. Using knowledge you have gained from the lecture and readings, please respond to the discussion questions below.

Which ego functions are essential for long-term, insight-oriented ego psychology and why?
What is important to assess about a client’s ego-defensive functioning and why?
What would help you to decide if your work with a client would be aimed more at ego-supporting vs. ego-modifying?
Similarly, under what circumstance would you think ego-modifying interventions might be indicated?