Psychotic States in Children

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Developments in the understanding and psychotherapeutic treatment of children and adolescents suffering from psychotic levels of disturbance are dealt with in this work, from the Tavistock Clinic Series. The book is chiefly concerned with children troubled in their behaviour, relationships, and communication.

Disc. sexual & emotional abuse, developmental delays, need for safety, ruptured thinking processes; related syndromes.

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Overview

Developments in the understanding and psychotherapeutic treatment of children and adolescents suffering from psychotic levels of disturbance are dealt with in this work, from the Tavistock Clinic Series. The book is chiefly concerned with children troubled in their behaviour, relationships, and communication.

Disc. sexual & emotional abuse, developmental delays, need for safety, ruptured thinking processes; related syndromes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855759015
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Margaret Rustin
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Theoretical Overview 5
The Technique of Child Psychotherapy 27
Pt. I Psychosis and Sexual Abuse
1 Finding a Safe Place: A Four-Year-Old Child's Recovery from Sexual Abuse 39
2 The Difficulty of Establishing a Space for Thinking: The Therapy of a Seven-Year-Old Girl 56
3 Survival of the Self: A Sixteen-Year-Old Girl's Search for a Good Object 71
Discussion 89
Pt. II Psychosis and Developmental Delay
4 The Beginnings of Mind: Psychotherapy of a Sexually Abused Six-Year-Old Girl 101
5 Symbolisation and the Sense of Identity 115
6 'Here I am!': Self and Object in a Developmentally Delayed Boy with Autistic Features 138
7 A Little Boy Who Did Not Want to Learn Anything 155
Discussion 172
Pt. III The Complexity of Psychotic States
8 Psychosis and Autism: Schizophrenic, Perverse and Manic-Depressive States During Psychotherapy 189
9 Jeremy and the Bitten Roof 212
10 'The Ghost is Coming': The Fear of Annihilation in a Nine-Year-Old Boy 221
11 Going to Pieces: Autistic and Schizoid Solutions 231
12 Rigidity and Stability in a Psychotic Patient: Some Thoughts about Obstacles to Facing Reality in Psychotherapy 245
Discussion 261
Postscript 267
Glossary 271
References 276
Index 287
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