"This is a day and age of diminished presence of the nuclear family, a high incidence of divorce, multiple diverse family arrangements, an increase in single-parent families, and an abundance of childhood distress. Absent fathers are ubiquitous. It has become urgent, demanding, pressing that we understand the father's contribution and what is lost in his absence. It requires our immediate and most serious attention."
--Ruth M.S. Fischer
List of Contributors:
Salman Akhtar, Anni Bergman, Lawrence Blum, Ruth M.S. Fischer, Ruth Garfield, James Herzog, Henri Parens, Alexandra Powell, Kyle Pruett, Barbara Young, Thomas Wolman
About The Editors:
Salman Akhtar, M.D., is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Henri Parens is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia