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A psychotherapeutic exploration of the effects of absent fathers on children

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dc.contributor.advisor Donohue, Grainne en
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Dave
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-26T15:25:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-26T15:25:13Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation O'Dwyer. D. (2017). A psychotherapeutic exploration of the effects of absent fathers on children. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10788/3317
dc.description.abstract The importance of a father in the lives of children is often underestimated, yet studies consistently show that fathers play a central role in many aspects of a child's development, including emotional well-being, educational achievement and social interactions. At the same time as fathers are assuming a more active role in child rearing, however, many children find themselves without a father present in their lives. This paper will study the importance of the father's role in a child's upbringing and the effects his absence has on them. Through semi-structured interviews with four psychotherapists and one counseling psychologist, all of whom work in the field of child and adolescent psychotherapy, the study will explore the effects of father-absence on children, the different ways both genders experience father absence, the differing impacts of father absence through death, divorce and work commitments, and the place of the father in contemporary society. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Dublin Business School en
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dc.rights.uri http://esource.dbs.ie/copyright en
dc.subject Fathlerlessness en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Family separation en
dc.subject Divorce en
dc.title A psychotherapeutic exploration of the effects of absent fathers on children en
dc.type Final Year Project en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.type.degreename BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy en
dc.type.degreelevel BA (Hons) en


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