ERIC Number: ED444090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Techniques of Child Therapy: Psychodynamic Strategies. Second Edition.
This text offers clinicians and counseling students an extensive examination of the major issues in child psychotherapy with children ages 4-12. Part one begins with a review of the characteristics of the child patient and outlines the stages of psychodynamic assessment. Attention is given to the ways in which a strong case formulation can inform treatment planning and predict potential resistance to transference issues. Part two considers treatment of the parent child relationship and the therapeutic issues of working with parents. Part three investigates the major disorders of childhood, including the neurotic child, the borderline child, and the narcissistically disturbed child. Examples of interventions and therapeutic techniques to be used with each pathology are included. The process of treatment is considered in depth in the final part of the book by following step-by-step care of two clients from intake through termination. It considers the central role of play in the therapeutic process with children. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 148 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Psychology, Children, Counseling, Counselor Training, Emotional Problems, Neurosis, Parent Child Relationship, Psychological Evaluation
Guilford Press, 72 Spring St., New York, NY 10012 ($35). Tel: 800-365-7006 (Toll Free). Web site: http://www.guilford.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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