Fathers and Adolescents: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives

1st Edition

Shmuel Shulman, Inge Seiffge-Krenke

Routledge
Published December 12, 2017
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781138954236 - CAT# Y206520
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Adolescence

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Summary

The understanding and study of fathers has traditionally assumed that fathers, compared to mothers, are less involved with their children. Originally published in 1997 Fathers and Adolescents presents a different approach that focuses on the distinctive role of fathers in the lives of their adolescents, especially in their role in adolescents’ attainment of developmental tasks.

Drawing on a variety of disciplines, the authors’ examine the relationships of fathers to their adolescents in the context of a changing society. They find that fathers interact in ways that are different from those of mothers, but that are important for both normal and disturbed adolescent development. Psychopathological, aggressive and incestuous behaviour is considered as well as the role of the father in more ideal circumstances.

Drawing on the authors’ wealth of clinical experience, this title will still be an important resource for all professionals working with adolescents, as well as those in research.

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