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Father and Daughter: Historical Identification, Present Attachments and the Question of Passionate Involvement

Father and Daughter: Historical Identification, Present Attachments and the Question of... An extended case description is used to illustrate and explore the notion that some children can identify with parental historical experiences as a defense against oedipal passions and mature involvement. Emphasis is placed on the nature and sequelae of a father–daughter relationship, as a function of the father’s Holocaust experiences where he passed as a Christian and his post Holocaust experiences with a daughter born to him after the war. The value of adding analytic group therapy to individual analytic work is also discussed in terms of its significance as a potential activator of otherwise latent material that may lay dormant in the dyadic setting. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

Father and Daughter: Historical Identification, Present Attachments and the Question of Passionate Involvement

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis , Volume 65 (1) – Dec 17, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
Subject
Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/s11231-004-1817-8
pmid
15754113
Publisher site
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Abstract

An extended case description is used to illustrate and explore the notion that some children can identify with parental historical experiences as a defense against oedipal passions and mature involvement. Emphasis is placed on the nature and sequelae of a father–daughter relationship, as a function of the father’s Holocaust experiences where he passed as a Christian and his post Holocaust experiences with a daughter born to him after the war. The value of adding analytic group therapy to individual analytic work is also discussed in terms of its significance as a potential activator of otherwise latent material that may lay dormant in the dyadic setting.

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 17, 2004

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