Neslihan Zabcı

Maltepe University

Dr. Neslihan Zabcı is a Clinical Psychologist and psychoanalyst. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychological Counseling and Guidance at Boğaziçi University and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Istanbul University Clinical Psychology Department with a thesis on hyperactivity. Neslihan Zabcı, who received a double doctorate in Istanbul University Clinical Psychology and Paris Descartes- Sorbonne University Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis, received a high honors degree with a PhD thesis study in France. She is a member of the International Psychoanalysis Association and Istanbul Psychoanalysis Association, a founding member of the Istanbul Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association, a member of the European and International Universities Research Society, a founding member and educator of the Rorschach and Projective Tests Association. Neslihan Zabcı, who is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist of the European Federation, is currently a faculty member at Maltepe University Psychology Department.


An aggressive impulse is a rooted impulse that exists existentially in every individual and has constructive functions such as self-protection and individualization. The fate of this impulse and its quality in relations with the other will be shaped in the context of the child’s first object relations. The aggressive impulse, which is dangerously unconscious and cannot be understood by the child, must be connected to the design by another and understood and the means of access to symbolize this impulse by making peace with this impulse which is an inevitable part of the child’s self. Otherwise, the child will be afraid of his own aggressiveness, destructive impulses, which he feels dangerous enough to damage the object, will also trigger concerns of self-harm. That is why these destructive impulses, which cannot be tolerated inside, must be thrown out: often such a dynamic lies at the source of the aggressive actions frequently observed in the children’s clinic and is essentially a call for help. In this study, various psychological factors that cause intensity of aggressive impulses and difficulty of control, and important clinical situations in the axis of parent-child triangle will be discussed.