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ERIC Number: EJ862081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Table Hockey: Attack or Linking? Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with an Autistic Boy
Nilsson, May
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v35 n2 p131-141 Aug 2009
This paper explores some issues that might arise when one considers having a table hockey game in the therapy room, and describes how an autistic boy, aged four-and-a-half when starting treatment, used that game. The unfolding process from withdrawal to separateness, intersubjectivity and playfulness is illustrated by the progress of two years of twice-weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Special attention is paid to how the play progressed through the intermediate area that the therapist provided. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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