Reflections on the Daughter as a Projective Screen

Mother—Daughter Boundaries
  • Joan Offerman-Zuckerberg


The human struggle to separate and individuate from parents begins at birth. With birth comes the loss of psychophysiological symbiosis for both mother and child; with birth comes the beginning of bonding—the foundation of attachment and the beginning of what may be called “relationship.”


Projective Identification Projective Screen Female Neonate Woman Today Traditional Female Role 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Offerman-Zuckerberg
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    • 2
  1. 1.Brooklyn Institute for PsychotherapyBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.National Institute for the PsychotherapiesYeshiva UniversityUSA

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