A Jungian formulation of incest as revealed in a clinical case study of an incest perpetrator

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Saayman, Graham en_ZA
dc.contributor.author De Kock, Yvonne en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-29T12:04:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-29T12:04:01Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Kock, Y. 1987. A Jungian formulation of incest as revealed in a clinical case study of an incest perpetrator. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17353
dc.description.abstract The aim of the present study is to provide a psychological understanding of the issues pertinent to the perpetration of father-daughter incest. An analysis of incest in the context of Jungian theory provides the theoretical basis. To elucidate the unconscious meaning of incest, the relationship between the incest impulse, symbolic incest and actual incest is examined. It is argued that actual incest constitutes a gross distortion of the individuation process and, due to its regressive component, a defence against total psychic extinction. It is, at the same time, a plea for rebirth. What emerges from the theoretical analysis is that the essential motivation for sexual union with an adolescent daughter unconsciously represents an attempt at integrating the anima in her positive, nurturant and 'desirable' aspect. A clinical case study is then presented in which these themes are elucidated and discussed. It is concluded that the understanding of actual incest should be located in a symbolic/developmental framework and that the unconscious meaning of incest has implications for psychological, moral and legal definitions. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title A Jungian formulation of incest as revealed in a clinical case study of an incest perpetrator en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
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 en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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