Fatherhood Scenarios: Development, Culture, Psychopathology and Treatment

Editor : Rama Rao Gogineni, Editor : Andres J. Pumariega, Editor : Salman Akhtar, Editor : April Fallon

Fatherhood Scenarios: Development, Culture, Psychopathology and Treatment

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 316
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 97701
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032755649
  • ISBN 10 : 1032755644

Reviews and Endorsements

Deftly interweaving the strains of child and family, social anthropology, modern biology, psychoanalysis and popular media studies, Fatherhood Scenarios offers a panoramic, yet deep view of paternity and its emotional vicissitudes. This tightly edited compendium will be highly informative to all mental health professionals and greatly enhance their therapeutic empathy and skills.
Shahrzad Siassi, PH. D. Senior Psychoanalyst, New Center of Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. Author, Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships

As most of us know, it is easy to formulate the faults and deficits of fathers in our clinical work; but find developmental theory lacking when trying to imagine the optimum place a father fits in the developmental life of children, teens, and in fathers themselves. This volume seeks to address that dichotomy in our clinical and theoretical literature. Fatherhood Scenarios is a finely edited collection of essays addressing the emotional and cognitive challenges associated with paternity. With an orientation that shows equal respect to intrapsychic dynamics and sociocultural variables, the book tackles the father’s struggles with lifespan changes, adolescent turmoil, gender and sexual orientation difference and his own particular location in the demographic and cultural spectrum of our diverse society. The book promises to enhance knowledge, enrich empathic attunement and sharpen clinical skills.
Timothy Dugan, M.D. Senior Consultant in Education. Cambridge Health Alliance. Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Assistant Clinical Professor, part-time Harvard Medical School

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