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ERIC Number: EJ810013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Refusing to Be Excluded: Finding Ways of Integrating Psychotherapeutic Modalities to the Emerging Needs of a Pupil Referral Unit
Malberg, Norka T.
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v34 n1 p101-110 Apr 2008
This paper describes the application of child psychotherapy, its theory and practice, in a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU). It examines the importance of a flexible approach to outreach work and the implementation of interventions that take into consideration both the internal and the external world of the adolescent. Furthermore, the process of development of a psychodynamic group with PRU students is described and illustrated. Additionally, it explores the importance of developing psychodynamic models of working with allied professionals in supervision and collaborative efforts in general. The paper explores the usefulness of the concept of mentalisation when working in the context of schools as well as the need to develop an accessible psychodynamic language that enables multidisciplinary collaboration. Overall, this paper reflects on the importance of holding in mind the challenge of balancing the needs of the external and the internal world, which becomes very evident in the process of outreach work. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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