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ERIC Number: EJ820551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Core Concepts in Infant-Parent Psychotherapy
Birch, Marian
Zero to Three, v28 n5 p40-43 May 2008
This article describes the core concepts, techniques, and challenges of therapeutic intervention with infants and very young children and their families. The tasks of the infant-parent psychotherapist include addressing internal obstacles that impede the parent from accessing the support she needs, as well as practical assistance in identifying and accessing available resources. The current dominant model is that the therapist's provision of warm, sensitive, attuned responsiveness leads to the parent's enhanced capacity to provide the same to the infant. The author also discusses therapeutic challenges, such as the distractions as well as benefits of home visits and the issue of countertransference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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