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The Sibling Relationship: A Force for Growth and Conflict

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This book focuses on the role that siblings play in each others development, on the ways in which they may enrich or cast a shadow over each others lives, and on how their internalized influence can be recognized and dealt with in the clinical setting.Drawing from observational research and clinical experience, Joyce Edward considers how brothers and sisters, as important attachment figures, may contribute to each others development of a sound sense of self and to their capacities for establishing satisfying social relationships. Edward also examines how excessive sibling envy, jealousy, and rivalry or physical, sexual or emotional abuse at the hands of a sibling can impede an individual’s development and contribute to pathology. Detailed treatment examples demonstrate how essential it is to give siblings a place in the therapeutic situation, to recognize them not only as displacement figures for parents but also as persons who hold an important place in the minds of patients, exerting influence on the way they relate to their mates, their children, their friends, and their therapists.

This course is based on the book, The Sibling Relationship: A Force for Growth and Conflict created by Joyce Edward

Publication Date:

2011 Edition

Course Material Author

Joyce Edward

Joyce Edward authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about sibling relationships as a force for growth and conflict. It is appropriate for all levels participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to list the different ways that siblings may help to foster each other's growth under a variety of circumstances.
  2. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to explain what literature on siblings is available as well as explain areas that remain in need of research.
  3. Upon completion of this course, the participant will become aware of the importance of attending to sibling issues in treatment.
  4. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to articulate some of the complexities that may arise in specialized circumstances i.e. when there is a sibling with special needs, when a sibling dies.
  5. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to articulate some of the complexities involved in adoption, foster care, and reproductive technologies.

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Course Creator: Cathy Siebold
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