A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Faber, Phillip en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Cooper, Sue en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T08:56:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T08:56:07Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cooper, S. 1992. A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13469
dc.description Bibliography: leave 45-47. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In this study, recent psychodynamic literature on some aspects of the significance of the father in psychological development, is reviewed. Psychoanalytic and analytical perspectives on the father are considered, with particular reference to the father's role in preoedipal development of the daughter. This is seen to be crucial for the facilitation of differentiation, as well as for psychosexual development and the formation of gender identity. The clinical case study-method is employed to illustrate the impact of the father on a depressed woman's struggle towards separation-individuation. Therapy and dream material, taken from thirty sessions of psychodynamic psychotherapy, which occurred over a period of nine months, are analysed and discussed in relation to the various theoretical positions outlined in the literature. It is concluded that for this patient, the persecutory nature of the negative paternal introject contributes significantly to the patient's inability to resist the regressive pull of symbiosis. In addition, the mother's passivity and dependence, as well as the patient's physical disability, are regarded as exacerbating factors. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Cooper, S. (1992). <i>A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13469 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Cooper, Sue. <i>"A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1992. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13469 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Cooper S. A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1992 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13469 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Cooper, Sue AB - In this study, recent psychodynamic literature on some aspects of the significance of the father in psychological development, is reviewed. Psychoanalytic and analytical perspectives on the father are considered, with particular reference to the father's role in preoedipal development of the daughter. This is seen to be crucial for the facilitation of differentiation, as well as for psychosexual development and the formation of gender identity. The clinical case study-method is employed to illustrate the impact of the father on a depressed woman's struggle towards separation-individuation. Therapy and dream material, taken from thirty sessions of psychodynamic psychotherapy, which occurred over a period of nine months, are analysed and discussed in relation to the various theoretical positions outlined in the literature. It is concluded that for this patient, the persecutory nature of the negative paternal introject contributes significantly to the patient's inability to resist the regressive pull of symbiosis. In addition, the mother's passivity and dependence, as well as the patient's physical disability, are regarded as exacerbating factors. DA - 1992 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1992 T1 - A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation TI - A clinical case study of some aspects of the significance of the father in the process of separation-individuation UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13469 ER - en_ZA


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