Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Through the Portal of Shame: A Path Toward Self-Love for Fatherless Daughters Living in Patriarchy
by Garfield-Kabbara, Jessica N., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2014, 60; 1527606
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis is a heuristic exploration, from a depth psychological perspective, of the relationship between shame and authentic voice for fatherless daughters living in a patriarchal culture. Literature is reviewed related to a definition of shame and understanding its etiology and psychological effects. Through a depth psychological analysis of the author’s personal experience of abandonment by her father, the path toward healing shame is revealed as the capacity to be vulnerable enough to tell one’s whole story in the presence of a loving and compassionate witness. This profoundly courageous act is what leads a fatherless daughter from a place of a silenced voice in the face of shame to a place of empowerment through sharing her authentic voice and moving toward psychological liberation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Boyd, Barbara
Commitee:
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Womens studies, Counseling Psychology, Individual & family studies
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Publication Number: 1527606
ISBN: 9781303828157
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