Relational Child Psychotherapy

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"The relational and the developmental point of view have never been brought together in an adequate way. This up-to-date scholarly, yet practical, integration opens a new vista within relational psychoanalysis and pioneers a fresh approach in the psychoanalytic treatment of children and adolescents. It is a work of great and lasting value to the field."
–Peter Fonagy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590514221
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Pages: 426
  • Sales rank: 671,621
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Child and Parent Development from a Relational Viewpoint 17
2 Infancy and Preschool Years 19
3 Grade School Years and Parental Development 53
4 Love and Identification between Parent and Child 77
5 Cultural and Socioeconomic Influences 87
Pt. 2 Psychopathology from a Relational Viewpoint 103
6 Three Assumptions about Psychopathology 105
7 Different Ways of Thinking about Psychopathology 133
Pt. 3 Conceiving of Treatment 151
8 Assessment and Treatment Planning 153
Pt. 4 Child and Therapist in the Treatment Room 185
9 Play in Child Treatment 187
10 Transference and Countertransference in Child Treatment 215
11 Launching the Therapy with the Child 231
12 Interaction in Child Psychotherapy 253
13 Using Countertransference and Participation in Handling Impasses 269
Pt. 5 The Context of Child Psychotherapy 283
14 Including Parents in the Psychotherapy 287
15 The Therapist in the Child's Larger World 311
16 Therapeutic Action 337
Postscript on Endings 367
References 371
Index 393
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