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ERIC Number: EJ939145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
Spitting, Kicking and Stripping: Technical Difficulties Encountered in the Treatment of Deprived Children
Canham, Hamish
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v30 n2 p143-154 2004
The technical difficulties posed for the child psychotherapist working with children who have themselves experienced violence and abuse are addressed. A distinction is drawn between violence in the service of communicating about such experiences and violence that arises from more perverse aspects of the patient. The therapist's need to pay close attention to his counter-transference is emphasized. From an example of a single session we see the therapist's struggle to receive the communicative aspects of extreme acting-out behaviour at the same time as creating a safe setting in which thinking can take place.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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