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ERIC Number: EJ1002667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Child-Parent Psychotherapy and Traumatic Exposure to Violence
Reyes, Vilma; Lieberman, Alicia
Zero to Three (J), v32 n6 p20-25 Jul 2012
This article illustrates the multidimensional impact of violence during infancy and the effectiveness of a relationship-focused treatment, child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), in addressing the traumatic consequences of exposure to violence. The authors describe the treatment of a 3-year-old boy and his mother and highlight three key points: (a) Infants have the capacity to remember traumatic events and encode preverbal memories into images that can be narrated once language is acquired; (b) a therapeutic working relationship with the parent provides a framework for trauma-focused treatment; and (c) speaking about and using toys to re-enact what happened, and practicing ways of feeling safe and protected, provide a vehicle to regulate emotions and create trust in the parent's capacity to protect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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