BERG, ASTRID (2002x)
Research theme: PARENT-INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A CROSS-CULTURAL SETTING.
Institution: Professor at Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town since 1989
Address: Hawkins Cottage, Erin Road, Rondebosch 7700, Cape, South Africa
Research theme: RESEARCH ON INFANTS FROM A JUNGIAN PERSPECTIVE, AND ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF THE SKIN.
Institutions: Professor at - Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco; Pacifica Graduate School, Santa Barbara; Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis, Seattle; O'Hara Business College, Tokyo
Address: P.O. Box 61104. Palo Alto, California 94306-1104
LIMA, ALBERTO P. (2000)
Doctoral thesis in Clinical Psychology: THE ROLE OF THE FATHER TO THE PSYCHE: FROM THE STRUCTURING INTERDICTION TO THE BUILDING OF AUTONOMY.
Advisor: Professor Denise Ramos
Keywords: father, patriarchal dynamism, Oedipal complex, alterity dynamism.
Abstract: The text is divided into two interrelated sections. The first section encompasses a theoretical overview of developmental psychology through the perspective of Analytical Psychology. It focuses on the patriarchal dynamism, ranging from the paternal interdiction up to the struggle towards autonomy. The following aspects are taken into account: the Oedipal complex and its modes of resolution; Jung's concept of the father's functions; the archetypes of the hero and the heroine (and related topics) as paradigms for the structuring of the ego; passage rites and their meaning; the Logos-Eros distinction and interrelation; the Nomos, which is estimated according to a progressive structural development; the overcoming of matriarchal disturbances by functional father interventions; the outcome to be expected from dysfunctional father interventions. The second section includes the analyses of eight clinical cases, both men and women, at different ages, intended to reveal a comprehensive picture of the cultural ideology, which prevails, in the Brazilian society. A dysfunctional and one-sided father image underlies concepts which unconsciously determine what is and what is not to be included in the individual's life, leading to an extended submission to negative paternal dominance as well as to the postponement of the alterity dynamism.