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Covitz, H.H. (2007). The Possibility of Multiple Models for Oedipal Development. Am. J. Psychoanal., 67(2):162-180.

(2007). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 67(2):162-180

The Possibility of Multiple Models for Oedipal Development

Howard H. Covitz, Ph.D., ABPP, NCPsyA.

For nearly 100 years and at least in certain prominent psychoanalytic subgroups, the Oedipus complex remained a defining construct that determined a boundary for those within and outside psychoanalysis. The time is ripe for reconsidering its culture-specific and variable nature and its failure inter alia to explain with any degree of cogency ongoing internecine conflict in a community of clinicians and theoreticians who have had the benefit of oedipally mediated training analyses.

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