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Italian psychiatrist Barbara Piovano proposes a model for the parallel treatment of severely disturbed children and their mothers that preserves her commitment to the classic dyad while creating a forum to expose the interactive aspects of the parent-child relationship for exploration and intervention. Dr. Piovano's method mandates adjacent therapy by separate practitioners with a common supervisor who is poised at the intersection of complex transference and relational dynamics. Case material, deriving from both private and institutional clinical settings, demonstrates application of the parallel treatment approach and its revelations: of the influence on the child of the prevailing relational context, the influence on the parent of the pathology of the child, and the extent of collusion between them. This is a persuasive, attractive, and infectious synthesis of intellectual and clinical passion.

Incl. simultaneous treatment of child & parents (at least the mother) by separate therapists; narcissistic disorders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765701268
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Experiences in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in a Public Health Service 1
2 Psychopedagogical Treatment and Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy 23
3 Parental Involvement in Diagnosis and Therapy 57
4 Supervision of Parallel Therapy 69
5 Collusive Aspects of the Mother-Child Relationship in Narcissistic Disorders 77
6 Parallel Therapy 101
7 Parallel Psychotherapy of Mother and Child in Infantile Psychosis 125
8 The Function of the Third Term in the Identity Formation and Symbolization Processes in Child Autism 153
9 From Therapy of the Child to Therapy of the Parents 173
References 199
Index 211
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