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The Fatherless Daughter in Corporate Settings: A Jungian Perspective
by Cooper, Katherine Ross, M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, 61; 10035440
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis employs an alchemical hermeneutic methodology to explore the topic of the fatherless daughter in corporate America and her development and relationship to the internal masculine, father figure, and external patriarchy. Exploration of this topic is based on a Jungian approach, utilizing examples from a developmental, attachment theoretical perspective, and a review of the concept of animus in women from several Jungian analysts, including examples from fairytales and a personal dream. The research question arose from the author’s curiosity about the psychological implications of growing up without a father figure for a woman in corporate America in the technology sector, which is primarily male-dominated. The thesis answers the questions: What psychological influences does fathering bring that might be missing in her development? From a clinical perspective, how can psychotherapists help fatherless daughters on the heroine’s journey to find acceptance and support in healing the feminine side of her nature?

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pottenger, Rebecca
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior, Gender studies
Publication Number: 10035440
ISBN: 978-1-339-53915-7
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