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ERIC Number: EJ834452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
The Mermaid: Moving towards Reality after Trauma
Case, Caroline
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v31 n3 p335-351 Dec 2005
This paper presents primitive states of mind in an adopted child, which had been engendered by traumatic experiences in infancy and early childhood. Vignettes from her therapy illustrate difficulties in learning, speech and interaction, which were inhibiting her relationships with her adopted family from developing. The development of thought-images, comprehension of the past and representation of memory are explored through discussion of her play, painting and drawing in her relationship with her therapist. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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