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Siegler, A.L. (1994). The Boy With Two Kingdoms: Ontogeny of a Narrative. Psychoanal. Psychol., 11(3):309-328.

(1994). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 11(3):309-328

The Boy With Two Kingdoms: Ontogeny of a Narrative

Ava L. Siegler, Ph.D.

Psychoanalytic child treatment during a life crisis offers us an unusual opportunity to explore the intersection of the developing self, fantasy, and destiny—to observe the mind in motion and affect its direction. This clinical account of the treatment of an oedipal child while his parents were being divorced traces the construction of an ongoing narrative, which went on to serve a reparative function in his treatment, helping him to bring psychic order to the disordered events of his young life.

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