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ERIC Number: EJ827923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Taking Account of Siblings--A View from Child Psychotherapy
Rustin, Margaret
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v33 n1 p21-35 Apr 2007
This paper argues that siblinghood has had an important place in child psychotherapy thinking for many decades. Both psychoanalytic observation of young children and clinical experience have contributed to this. It discusses some reasons for the renewed interest in siblings in the wider psychoanalytic field and emphasises the existential threat to identity posed by the birth of a new baby to the displaced child in the family. The role of siblings as friends as well as rivals is explored and a link is proposed between the development of symbolic thinking and the capacity to give space to siblings in the inner world. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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