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ERIC Number: ED077566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 18
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Educational Psychotherapy of Preschoolers.
Stein, Myron; Ronald, Doris
Educational psychotherapy for preschool children and its functioning are described in detail. Also described is the process of training teachers to do this work. The educational psychotherapy process attempts to operate at the interface between education and psychotherapy. The components of catharsis, recall, sharpening and correcting of perceptions, correction of projections, and emphatic insistence upon adaptation to everyday reality are all parts of the work of educational psychotherapy. The method is particularly appropriate for the young age group. The training of teachers is carried out in a formal two-year training program in which each trainee spends a minimum of 12 hours per week. At least six of the hours are spent working with children and their families, and six are didactic and supervisory. Each trainee must have treated at least three children, of various diagnostic categories, and their parents over the two-year period, and must have participated in the evaluation process with observations and brief trial therapies. Trainees are required to have, or are encouraged to work toward while in training, New York State Certification in Early Childhood or its equivalent. On completion of training, the educational psychotherapist can go into schools and day care centers, can become a mental health resource person, or can become a mental health professional. Two clinical examples are given of the educational psychotherapy process. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Preventive Psychiatry, White Plains, NY.