Michi Gurion is a child and adult psychoanalyst, a member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society, in private practice in Tel Aviv. She trained as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic.
Odipal issues in under-five families: creating space for thinking
This speech will address the feeling ofexclusion and separateness commonly experienced by the young child as he moved away from the exclusive relationship with his primary caregiver, usually mother,a towards triangular relationship, most notably with father, but also with siblings and often a new baby. I shall describe a therapeutic work with a family struggling with conflicts, anxieties and defences associated with triangular constellation of mother, father and child – the Oedipus situation.