Extending Horizons: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, and Families

Extending Horizons: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, and Families

Extending Horizons: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, and Families

Extending Horizons: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, and Families

Synopsis

Psychotherapy is a long and expensive process so ensure that you make it effective. It is your responsibility to find the right person. This book is a guide to help you in that search. Contains cartoons to illustrate the points made.

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Rolene Szur

T his book brings together a wide range of issues in the field of psychotherapy with children, young people, and their families. A number of chapters focus on developments or special areas of clinical work and related theoretical or technical issues and concerns. One or two explore the application of psychodynamic understanding in fields other than the directly or indirectly clinical. (In reports on clinical work, care has been given to the protection of confidentiality, and all names of patients and families mentioned are pseudonyms.)

The growth and development of work of this kind, with children and families within the wider community, is founded on and deeply indebted to the pioneering work of the Child Guidance Clinics set up in earlier years and to the initiatives and discoveries of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Margaret Lowenfeld during the 1930 s and 1940s. Its history included the emergence of multi-disciplinary teams and the birth of the new discipline of child psychotherapy, with a Journal of Child Psychotherapy being founded during the 1950s. This provided a possibly unique local and international forum for presentations . . .

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