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EP00 State of the Art Address 04 - Mothers and Daughters: The Crucial Connection - Harriet Lerner, PhD

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Family Therapy |  State of the Art Address |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Psychotherapy |  Relationships
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
Harriet Lerner, PhD
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
May 27, 2000
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This presentation will focus on key emotional challenges in the mother-daughter relationship and identify the forces that block mutual empathy and connection. We will hear the complaints that adolescent girls voice against their mothers, and explore how therapists can help adult daughters transcend distance and blame.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list the major complaints that adolescent girls voice about their mothers
  2. To define the concept of "independence" as it applies to the mother-daughter relationship.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Harriet Lerner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a contributor to feminist theory and therapy. From 1972 to 2001, she was a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas and a faculty member and supervisor in the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. During this time she published extensively on the psychology of women and family relationships, revising traditional psychoanalytic concepts to reflect feminist and family systems perspectives.