Children with Emerald Eyes: Histories of Extraordinary Boys and Girls

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Mira Rothenberg pioneered both the clinical distinction and treatment protocol for autistic and severely disturbed children as separate from those for the mentally retarded. Winner of a Woman of the Year award from the New York City Chamber of Commerce and the National Organization for Mentally Ill Children, she eloquently recounts a lifetime of taking on seemingly hopeless cases and bringing these children, through painstaking therapy and love, back into the world. Unflinchingly honest, whether dealing with the ...
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Overview

Mira Rothenberg pioneered both the clinical distinction and treatment protocol for autistic and severely disturbed children as separate from those for the mentally retarded. Winner of a Woman of the Year award from the New York City Chamber of Commerce and the National Organization for Mentally Ill Children, she eloquently recounts a lifetime of taking on seemingly hopeless cases and bringing these children, through painstaking therapy and love, back into the world. Unflinchingly honest, whether dealing with the raw pain of her patients' lives or with Rothenberg's own complex feelings for them, Children with Emerald Eyes explores the landscape of mental illness while never losing sight of the humanity within each patient.
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"Mira Rothenberg's insightful and unique ability to turn the suffering psyche into a landscape which must be entered and explored was fundamental to the understanding of mental illness I brought to A Beautiful Mind. She is also one hell of a mother."
—Akiva Goldsman, Rothenberg's son, and Academy Award winner, Best Adapted Screenplay, for A Beautiful Mind

"Vivid and profoundly moving...I found myself looking at the ordinary children I know with renewed respect and wonder...The line of separation, this book teaches us, is very thin indeed."
—Henry Mayer, The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556434488
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 12/15/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 295
  • Sales rank: 980,366
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mira Rothenberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with over forty years of experience working with a range of disturbances in children. She was a founder and clinical director of Blueberry Treatment Centers, Inc., the first internationally recognized therapeutic agency for treatment of autistic and schizophrenic children. Rothenberg continues to write and lecture for a worldwide audience. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she sees patients in private practice.
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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    A Book Worth Reading and Sharing

    Children with Emerald Eyes is a beautiful and well written book. Mira Rothenberg seems to have a very intuitive understanding of these children that eludes many others. Or, perhaps it is that we are often unable to see past our own emotions in order to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2002

    Genuinely Life-Changing

    I can't say enough about this book. I have reread it about five times and am going to buy a copy for my local library just to make sure they have it. This is a definitive, ground-breaking work looking at the healing that is possible when psychology is personal, when it is a genuine, full-hearted attempt to open another's heart and mind to love. Mira Rothenberg and each of her patients have become a constant sournce of inspiration for me. Please, just read one chapter and see for yourself! Email me with any questions!!!!!!!!!!!

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