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Gender And Psychoanalytic Treatment

Edited By Morton Kissen Copyright 1992
    112 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This collection of essays explores the significance of gender in contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice. Areas covered include Freud's formulations on women in the light of object relations theory and the impact of a mother's core gender conflicts on her daughters' personality development.

    Introduction, Freud and Gender: The Script as Artifact, The Struggle for Gender Differentiation in Boys: Two Case Reports, The Mother’s Wish for a Better Self: Mutual Identifications Between Mothers and Daughters, Gender and Superego Development, Idealization, Gender and the Psychoanalyst, The Influence of Gender in the Analysis of the Homosexual, Gender-Related Barriers to Intimacy, A Variant of the "Whore-Madonna" Complex in Contemporary Women.


    Morton Kissen, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Director, Postdoctoral Psychotherapy Program, Gordon Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York; Supervisor and Control Analyst, New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training.