Real and Imaginary Fathers: Development, Transference, and Healing

Real and Imaginary Fathers: Development, Transference, and Healing

by Salman Akhtar
     
 

"This is a day and age of diminished presence of the nuclear family, a high incidence of divorce, multiple diverse family arrangements, an increase in single-parent families, and an abundance of childhood distress. Absent fathers are ubiquitous. It has become urgent, demanding, pressing that we understand the father’s contribution and what is lost in his

Overview

"This is a day and age of diminished presence of the nuclear family, a high incidence of divorce, multiple diverse family arrangements, an increase in single-parent families, and an abundance of childhood distress. Absent fathers are ubiquitous. It has become urgent, demanding, pressing that we understand the father’s contribution and what is lost in his absence. It requires our immediate and most serious attention." —Ruth M.S. Fischer

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin Of The Menninger Clinic
The quality of presentations is consistent with the high caliber we have come to expect of this series and the volume as a whole makes a valuable contribution to a deepening understanding and appreciation of the vital role of fathers in the developmental experience of children of both genders. Students of child development and particularly practicing child analysts and psychiatrists will welcome these reflections.
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic: A Journal for the Mental Health Professions
The quality of presentations is consistent with the high caliber we have come to expect of this series and the volume as a whole makes a valuable contribution to a deepening understanding and appreciation of the vital role of fathers in the developmental experience of children of both genders. Students of child development and particularly practicing child analysts and psychiatrists will welcome these reflections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765703484
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Margaret S. Mahler Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Salman Akhtar, M.D., is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Henri Parens is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >