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ERIC Number: ED441561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 199
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-0764-5
Burdened Children: Theory, Research, and Treatment of Parentification.
Chase, Nancy D., Ed.
Parentification is defined as compelling children to perform the role of parent at the expense of their own developmentally appropriate needs and pursuits. This book presents a comprehensive study of parentification in the family, covering both theoretical and clinical topics. Part 1 of the book details research related to parentification and gender, work addiction, families with a disabled or ill child, and assessment for clinical or research purposes. Part 2 takes a clinical or contextual emphasis and addresses varied interventions and theoretical orientations. The chapters are: (1) "Parentification: An Overview of Theory, Research, and Societal Issues" (Nancy D. Chase); (2) "Cross-Sex and Same-Sex Family Alliances: Immediate and Long-Term Effects on Sons and Daughters" (Deborah Jacobvitz, Shelley Riggs, and Elizabeth Johnson); (3) "Workaholic Children: One Method of Fulfilling the Parentification Role" (Bryan E. Robinson); (4) "Parentification of Siblings of Children with Disability or Chronic Disease" (Suzanne Lamorey); (5) "Assessing Childhood Parentification: Guidelines for Researchers and Clinicians" (Gregory J. Jurkovic, Richard Morrell, and Alison Thirkield); (6) "Object Relations Therapy for Individuals with Narcissistic and Masochistic Parentification Styles" (Marolyn Wells and Rebecca Jones); (7) "Therapeutic Rituals and Rites of Passage: Helping Parentified Children and Their Families" (Helen W. Coale); (8) "Trauma, Invisibility, and Loss: Multiple Metaphors of Parentification" (Bruce Lackie); (9) "Parentification in the Context of the African American Family" (Louis P. Anderson); and (10) "The Archetype of the Parentified Child: A Psychosomatic Presence" (Paula M. Reeves). (Each chapter contains references.) (KB)
Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-0764-5, $24.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-0763-7, $52.95). Tel: 805-499-0721; Fax: 805-499-0871; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A