This book compiles papers presented at the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy's 2011 Conference, which attempts to find the place of sibling relationships in psychoanalytic practice. It examines the rivalry and envy between siblings, and the coexistence and concern for each other.
Table of Contents
Series Editor’s Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Sibling: Intruder or Newcomer -- Sibling rivalry: psychoanalytic aspects and institutional implications -- Siblings in psychotherapy: a report from a preliminary psychoanalytic research project -- Therapeutic group—almost like a family: a few comments on siblings -- The intransience of the sibling bond: a relational and family systems view -- Moses, Aaron, Miriam: integrative sibling relation -- Growing up with a Sick or Disabled Sibling -- The disabled child’s siblings and parents: dealing with the impact of the birth of a disabled sibling: a case study -- The disabled child’s siblings and parents: the ghost sibling -- The disabled child’s siblings and parents: their predicaments -- A family under a microscope: about the influence of family ties through DNA -- Loss of a Sibling -- The transgenerational pattern of trauma transmission -- A sister is being murdered -- Casting a long shadow: implications of sibling loss -- Transference and Countertransference Related to Siblinghood -- The actual twin and the imaginary subject -- The lost twin: on various types of reaction to having a twin sibling -- Experiences with siblings in early childhood: specific forms of transference and countertransference in therapeutic processes -- Lateral vs. Vertical: The Intertwining of the Two Perspectives -- Envy, jealousy, love, and generosity in sibling relations: the impact of sibling relations on future family relations -- The fraternal complex in the Under Five Service -- Ghosts in sibling rivalry -- “We are unbeatable.” The relation between siblings seen as an opportunity or as a retreat: talking about the Oedipus complex—is that old-fashioned? -- The psychotherapists’ relation with their own siblings as a factor shaping the therapeutic relation