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The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy provides a comprehensive guide to the practice and principles of child and adolescent psychotherapy around the world. Contents include: a brief introduction to the child psychotherapy profession, its history and

development; a review of the theory underlying therapeutic practice; an overview of the varied settings in which child psychotherapists work; an analysis of the growth of the profession internationally; an examination of areas of expertise around the world; and a summary of current

research in the field. The experienced practitioners contributing to this book come from a diverse range of schools and approaches, providing a well-rounded picture of child and adolescent psychotherapy today. This handbook will provide invaluable guidance to the work and training of

child psychotherapists and is an essential resource for anyone working with disturbed children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415172585
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/8/1999
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Monica Lanyado helped to found the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training course in Scotland and remains involved with training issues at the British Association of Psychotherapists in London.

Ann Horne was Head of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training at the British Association of Psychotherapists. She works at the Portman Clinic, London, where she is co-editor of The Portman Series.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Theoretical foundations 17
2 The roots of child and adolescent psychotherapy in psychoanalysis 19
3 Normal emotional development 31
4 Some contributions on attachment theory 43
Pt. II The child and adolescent psychotherapist in practice 53
5 The therapeutic relationship and process 55
6 Some intercultural issues in the therapeutic process 73
7 The child and adolescent psychotherapist and the family 81
a The family context [s. n.]
b The place of consultation with parents and therapy of parents in child psychotherapy practice 87
8 The therapeutic setting: the people and the place 93
9 Research in child and adolescent psychotherapy: an overview 105
Pt. III The child and adolescent psychotherapist in different therapeutic environments 125
10 The child and adolescent psychotherapist in the community 127
11 The child and adolescent psychotherapist in a hospital setting 141
12 Therapy and consultation in residential care 159
13 The challenges of in-patient work in a therapeutic community 167
14 International developments 183
Pt. IV The diversity of treatments 197
15 Traditional models and their contemporary use 199
a Intensive psychotherapy [s. n.]
b Non-intensive psychotherapy and assessment 215
16 Brief psychotherapy and therapeutic consultations: how much therapy is 'good-enough'? 233
17 The group as a healing whole: group psychotherapy with children and adolescents 247
18 Brief psychotherapy with infants and their parents 261
Pt. V Special clinical interests 273
19 The treatment of traumatisation in children 275
20 Deprivation and children in care: the contribution of child and adolescent psychotherapy 293
21 Delinquency 311
22 The violent child and adolescent 329
23 Sexual abuse and sexual abusing in childhood and adolescence 347
24 Gender identity dysphoria 369
25 Eating disorders 387
26 Psychotherapeutic work with child and adolescent refugees from political violence 405
27 Autism: clinical and theoretical issues 429
28 The psychotherapeutic needs of the learning disabled and multiply disabled child 445
App.: Further information 457
Index 461
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