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ERIC Number: EJ876700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Light and Movement: Making Contact with a Traumatised and Embattled Latency Girl
Allnutt, Louise
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v36 n1 p33-47 Apr 2010
This paper shows a child psychotherapist learning and developing her technique as she attempts to make contact with a child who is extremely hard to reach. It is based on the first two years of three-times-weekly intensive psychotherapy of a latency girl who had little faith in a helpful therapeutic relationship. Her defences against such a relationship were entrenched and hard to shift. In this clinical work, the psychotherapist relies on close observation and her countertransference to develop a relationship with the child, in order to begin to make sense of her non-verbal emotional experience and communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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