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The Parental Role of the Leader in the Psychoanalytic Approach

ФИО студента: Olga Pavlova

Руководитель: Asya Leykina

Кампус/факультет: Faculty of Social Sciences

Программа: Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Business Consulting (Master)

Оценка: 10

Год защиты: 2021

The work examines the maternal and paternal roles, their functions and the dynamics of their influence on the formation of the child's personality. It explores how a leader can be helped by question about parenting roles that he has learned and possibly transformed in the process of life experience. It is considered how the approaches of psychoanalytic counseling contributed to the process of psychoanalytic work of realizing these roles and further implementation in his managerial experience. This research can help leaders of organizations to understand their parental position as a leader and to carry out their tasks more efficiently. It can also give a deeper understanding of the problematic and serve as an additional tool for psychoanalytic specialists to work on the request during the sessions. It is assumed that the integration of the maternal and paternal roles intrapsychically allows the leader to strengthen his own personality. Psychoanalytic thought has always emphasized the decisive importance of parental figures and roles on the child's psyche and on the process of forming his personality. The way in which the child's environment is formed, what roles the mother and father play in the family and parenting, how the parental figures are represented in him intrapsychically - all this affects his future roles in adult life. In particular, for his role as a leader. The parental roles of a leader isn't become aware but they may unconditionally and unconsciously influence his behavior and relationships with his colleagues and the team in the organization. The description of the processes occurring in psychoanalytic counseling and coaching takes place in this work, taking into account the dynamics of the material that was observed in the sessions. The main focus of the work was on clarifying the requests by considering the parental roles of clients and understanding for a specialist, first of all, those unconscious conflicts that affect their work as a leader, and how this influence is transmitted through his inquiry.

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