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Fatherhood Scenarios: Development, Culture, Psychopathology and Treatment

Rama Rao Gogineni

Fatherhood Scenarios offers a wide range of perspectives, including different cultural and ethnic perspectives and chapters considering the role of the father throughout the lifespan, including experiences of gay fathers, adoptive fathers, and disabled fathers.

With contributors from around the world representing diverse mental health disciplines, these chapters constitute a harmonious gestalt of knowledge, information, theory, and socio-clinical dimensions pertaining to fatherhood. The emphasis of all these sections is nonetheless the psychosocial tasks of fatherhood as it undergoes subtle and gradual transformation with the offspring's growth through childhood and adolescence to full adulthood, including becoming a parent themselves. The book also traces the portrayal of fatherhood in popular media including television and movies keeping in mind their evolution and transformation over the past many decades.

Spanning a vast terrain of psychosocial concern, Fatherhood Scenarios will be of great appeal to mental health professionals, psychotherapists, child psychiatrists, and family welfare workers in practice and in training.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Jun 3rd, 2024
  • Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032755649
  • Categories: Psychotherapy - PsychoanalysisMental HealthParenting - Fatherhood

About the Author

Rama Rao Gogineni, MD is Professor in Psychiatry at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He trained at the University of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Family Institute of Philadelphia, and Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has received numerous regional, national, and international awards and served as a volunteer advocate for many organizations. He is the editor of two previous books.

April E. Fallon, PhD, is a Professor at Fielding Graduate University and Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Drexel College of Medicine. She has co-authored seven books on group development and group therapy, adoption, and pregnancy. Additionally, she has written and researched on attachment, body image, eating disorders and child abuse.

Andres J. Pumariega, MD, has devoted his 40-plus-year career to children's systems of care and cultural diversity in mental health. He held several teaching and administrative positions and chaired three departments of psychiatry. He has headed many paediatric psychiatry consultation-liaison services, directorships of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and chaired departments of psychiatry. He has over 250 scientific publications on culture, diversity, and disparities on children's mental health.

Salman Akhtar, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Training and Supervising Analyst at Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has over 450 publications including 110 authored or edited books.

Praise for this book

"Deftly interweaving the strains of child and family, social anthropology, modern biology, psychoanalysis and popular media studies, Fatherhood Scenarios offers a panoramic, yet deep view of paternity and its emotional vicissitudes. This tightly edited compendium will be highly informative to all mental health professionals and greatly enhance their therapeutic empathy and skills."- Shahrzad Siassi, PH. D. Senior Psychoanalyst, New Center of Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. Author, Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships (2018).

"As most of us know, it is easy to formulate the faults and deficits of fathers in our clinical work; but find developmental theory lacking when trying to imagine the optimum place a father fits in the developmental life of children, teens, and in fathers themselves. This volume seeks to address that dichotomy in our clinical and theoretical literature. Fatherhood Scenarios is a finely edited collection of essays addressing the emotional and cognitive challenges associated with paternity. With an orientation that shows equal respect to intrapsychic dynamics and sociocultural variables, the book tackles the father's struggles with lifespan changes, adolescent turmoil, gender and sexual orientation difference and his own particular location in the demographic and cultural spectrum of our diverse society. The book promises to enhance knowledge, enrich empathic attunement and sharpen clinical skills." - Timothy Dugan, M.D. Senior Consultant in Education. Cambridge Health Alliance. Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Assistant Clinical Professor, part-time Harvard Medical School