Families in transformation : a psychoanalytic approach / by Pierre Benghozi.

Benghozi, Pierre [Browse]
1st ed.
  • Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, [2018].
  • ©2014.
1 online resource (353 p.)


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Families in Transformation is a collection of essays by eminent scholars on the psychoanalysis of couples and families and provides a wide ranging and articulated picture of the current situation in Europe. The reader will find various psychoanalytical models applied in it: from object relations theory to group analysis to the theory of links, encountering the lively and rich French, Italian, and British schools at work in different settings. Themes range from myths to secrets, to incest and the brotherly dimension of families; from adoptive families to the conflicts over separation, in addition to papers discussing perverse and violent couples. The book shows how it is possible to put together an understanding of the individual's internal world with the interpersonal dynamics of families, their bonds and relations, expressed in somatic and active terms at the inter- and trans-generational level.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • COVER; CONTENTS; ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS; SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE; PREFACE; PROLOGUE; INTRODUCTION; PART I COUPLES AND FAMILIES TODAY; CHAPTER ONE The psychical reality of linking; CHAPTER TWO Intersubjective links in the family: the function of identification; CHAPTER THREE The mythic narrative neo-container in psychoanalytic family therapy: shame and treason as heritage; CHAPTER FOUR Where is the unconscious located? Reflections on links in families and couples; CHAPTER FIVE The frightened couple; CHAPTER SIX Adoptive families: what pathways for subjectivisation?
  • CHAPTER SEVEN Transformations through repetitions of female and male representations in reconstructed familiesPART II OEDIPUS IN THE NEW FAMILIES; CHAPTER EIGHT The Oedipus complex and the new generations; CHAPTER NINE When the fraternal prevails over the oedipal: a possible interpretative model for modern couples; PART III CLINICAL WORK WITH FAMILIES AND COUPLES; CHAPTER TEN Couples and the perverse link; CHAPTER ELEVEN Couple and family psychoanalytic psychotherapy's contribution to current psychoanalysis; CHAPTER TWELVE Fraternal incest: fraternal links
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN Anamorphosis, sloughing of containers, and family psychical transformationsCHAPTER FOURTEEN Infidelity in the couple relationship: one form of relationship suffering; CHAPTER FIFTEEN The other, the stranger, the unconscious: psychoanalysis and multi-ethnic therapeutic relationships; CHAPTER SIXTEEN Old and new couple secrets: how to deal with them?; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Family myths and pathological links; INDEX
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  • 9780429896921
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  • 884737622
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