Technique in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Technique in Child and Adolescent Analysis

by Michael Gunter, Harriet Hasenclever
     
 

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These are the edited papers from a conference held in 2008 on the topic of problems with child and adolescent analysis. The contributors come from widely differing theoretical backgrounds and use a broad variety of metapsychological concepts, among them contemporary Kleinian, post-Bionian, and classical Freudian. This collection helps widen our understanding of

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These are the edited papers from a conference held in 2008 on the topic of problems with child and adolescent analysis. The contributors come from widely differing theoretical backgrounds and use a broad variety of metapsychological concepts, among them contemporary Kleinian, post-Bionian, and classical Freudian. This collection helps widen our understanding of technique with children and adolescents, and shows how a very modern psychoanalytic technique may be emerging from recent work with children and adolescents.

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"This volume advocates for psychoanalysis with young people at a time when this therapeutic approach is under threat, not only by the obsession with quick fixes but also by psychoanalysts who do not regard child analysis as truly psychoanalytic. Gunter (child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy, U. of Tubingen, Germany) introduces seven chapters by European contributors who treat theoretical and technical issues in work with seriously troubled youth and their families. The work includes images of patients' play therapy and drawings."

"Our era yearns for unidimensional explanations and quick fixes to mental disturbances. Cure is based on medication or pedagogical support solely, rather than helping the patient understand how his inner world affects his everyday life. In contrast, Günter’s volume shows that child and adolescent analysis is 'alive and kicking'. The technique advocated is 'untechnical': showing how the analyst should use her flexibility in taking on board all sources of information available and her creativity in reaching the young patient. Examples and discussions on play, transference, and interpretations with different patient categories are provided by distinguished clinicians. We recommend the book to students and experienced clinicians alike."

Björn Salomonsson and Majlis Winberg Salomonsson
"Our era yearns for unidimensional explanations and quick fixes to mental disturbances. Cure is based on medication or pedagogical support solely, rather than helping the patient understand how his inner world affects his everyday life. In contrast, Günter’s volume shows that child and adolescent analysis is 'alive and kicking'. The technique advocated is 'untechnical': showing how the analyst should use her flexibility in taking on board all sources of information available and her creativity in reaching the young patient. Examples and discussions on play, transference, and interpretations with different patient categories are provided by distinguished clinicians. We recommend the book to students and experienced clinicians alike."
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"This volume advocates for psychoanalysis with young people at a time when this therapeutic approach is under threat, not only by the obsession with quick fixes but also by psychoanalysts who do not regard child analysis as truly psychoanalytic. Günter (child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy, U. of Tübingen, Germany) introduces seven chapters by European contributors who treat theoretical and technical issues in work with seriously troubled youth and their families. The work includes images of patients' play therapy and drawings."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855757158
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Günter is Senior Lecturer and Senior Head Physician in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents at the University of Tübingen. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (DPV/IPS) and also a medical specialist in psychotherapeutic medicine. In addition, he edits the journal Kinderanalyse.

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