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Roth, B. (2016). The father’s function as a container for the male child during the pre-oedipal period. IJP Open, 3:82.

(2016). IJP Open, 3:82

The father’s function as a container for the male child during the pre-oedipal period

Bennett Roth

The importance of the father prior to the Oedipal period had not been carefully elaborated. The father’s function as a container (Bion. 1959) of positive and negative affect, introjected “third”, and model for gender identity is frequently overgeneralized or ignored.

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