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(1967). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XLVI, 1965: The Role of a Specific Father-Child Interaction Pattern in the Genesis and Psychoanalytic Treatment of Obsessional Character Neurosis. Beulah Parker. Pp. 332-341.. Psychoanal Q., 36:622-623.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XLVI, 1965: The Role of a Specific Father-Child Interaction Pattern in the Genesis and Psychoanalytic Treatment of Obsessional Character Neurosis. Beulah Parker. Pp. 332-341.

(1967). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 36:622-623

International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XLVI, 1965: The Role of a Specific Father-Child Interaction Pattern in the Genesis and Psychoanalytic Treatment of Obsessional Character Neurosis. Beulah Parker. Pp. 332-341.

The successful treatment of two males with obsessional character traits is described in considerable detail. Both patients suffered masked authoritarianism from their fathers in the form of 'freedom to make their own decisions', which, however, had to be in keeping with the fathers' covert wishes. The first case

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was an eighteen-year-old boy suffering an acute learning block in college. The second was a thirty-year-old married professor lacking warmth toward his wife and spontaneity in their sexual relationship. Both cases showed much release of affect followed by improvement after they were made aware of their fathers' masked authoritarianism. Treatment of the first case lasted three months; the second, four years and included working through in the transference of the unconscious wish to be treated as the father had treated him.

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(1967). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XLVI, 1965. Psychoanal. Q., 36:622-623

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