1 Gender, Body and Everyday Life, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University2 The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University
– the Personal Development of the “Afterthought” and their older Siblings (abstract No43)
Themain assumption here is that people re-enact in their relationship with others not only what they experienced in parent-child relationship but also in their original relationships with siblings, relationships that are so significant that they stand on their own. While the dyadic analytic relationship tends to bring out a parent-child transference, the transference relationships in the group are familial ones, the transference is horizontal. The group, offering the possibility of many transferential, “sibling” relationships, is the best therapeutic setting in which to deal with this issue.