ERIC Number: ED284650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
The Parental Self-Concept: A Theoretical Exploration and Practical Application.
Partridge, Susan E.
This article reviews selected literature on the parental self-concept and then provides a definition of the term. In addition, it theoretically explores the concept and then applies it to psychotherapeutic work with parents. Specifically it illustrates how a clinician's understanding of the parental self-concept can facilitate therapeutic change and psychological growth in parents. Four interactive dimensions which emerge in clinical work are presented: the good-self-as-parent; the negative-self-as-parent; the parental ego; and the parent-child partnership. These dimensions are then illustrated in a case study. (PCB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A