Siblings : envy and rivalry, coexistence and concern / edited by Katarzyna Skrzypek, Beata Maciejewska-Sobczak, and Zuzanna Stadnicka-Dmitriew.

[Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2018.
1 online resource (321 p.)


Summary note
This book consists of selected texts presented at the EFPP Conference in Cracow, Poland, in October 2011. It is an attempt at finding the place of sibling relationships in psychoanalytic theory and practice. Like the Conference, it is in dialogue with the emerging interest in the role of siblings in the formation of the self - marked by the works of Juliet Mitchell, Prophecy Coles and others.The texts show not only the theory but also the practice of dealing with sibling-related problems, and their impact on psychoanalytic institutions. Practitioners share their experience of working with siblings of disabled children, cancer in the family, coping with the loss of a sibling, helping families to adapt to a new baby, dealing with fantasy and reality of murderousness towards siblings, and transgenerational transmission of trauma. Another field of interest is the specificity of transference - countertransference issues related to siblinghood. The findings of a preliminary research program on the impact of having "brothers and sisters in analysis" are cited.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS; SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE; FOREWORD; Introduction; PART I SIBLING: INTRUDER OR NEWCOMER; CHAPTER ONE Sibling rivalry: psychoanalytic aspects and institutional implications; CHAPTER TWO Siblings in psychotherapy: a report from a preliminary psychoanalytic research project; CHAPTER THREE Therapeutic group-almost like a family: a few comments on siblings; CHAPTER FOUR The intransience of the sibling bond: a relational and family systems view; CHAPTER FIVE Moses, Aaron, Miriam: integrative sibling relation
  • PART II GROWING UP WITH A SICK OR DISABLED SIBLING CHAPTER SIX The disabled child's siblings and parents: dealing with the impact of the birth of a disabled sibling: a case study; CHAPTER SEVEN The disabled child's siblings and parents: the ghost sibling; CHAPTER EIGHT The disabled child's siblings and parents: their predicaments; CHAPTER NINE A family under a microscope: about the influence of family ties through DNA; PART III LOSS OF A SIBLING; CHAPTER TEN The transgenerational pattern of trauma transmission; CHAPTER ELEVEN A sister is being murdered
  • CHAPTER TWELVE Casting a long shadow: implications of sibling loss PART IV TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTER TRANSFERENCE RELATED TO SIBLINGHOOD; CHAPTER THIRTEEN The actual twin and the imaginary subject; CHAPTER FOURTEEN The lost twin: on various types of reaction to having a twin sibling; CHAPTER FIFTEEN Experiences with siblings in early childhood: specific forms of transference and counter transference in therapeutic processes; PART V LATERAL VS. VERTICAL: THE INTERTWINING OF THE TWO PERSPECTIVES
  • CHAPTER SIXTEEN Envy, jealousy, love, and generosity in sibling relations: the impact of sibling relations on future family relations CHAPTER SEVENTEEN The fraternal complex in the Under Five Service; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Ghosts in sibling rivalry; CHAPTER NINETEEN "We are unbeatable." The relation between siblings seen as an opportunity or as a retreat: talking about the Oedipus complex-is that old-fashioned?; CHAPTER TWENTY The psychotherapists' relation with their own siblings as a factor shaping the therapeutic relation; INDEX
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  • 10.4324/9780429480218
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