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The Way Home: A Child Therapist Looks at the Inner Lives of City Children

The Way Home: A Child Therapist Looks at the Inner Lives of City Children

by Lesley Koplow

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The psychic toll of homelessness on both the homeless and the ``homeful'' is the subtext of this gentle account of a New York City social worker's practice. Koplow ( Where Rag Dolls Hide Their Faces ) is in private practice but also works at private and public day care programs; the differing settings provide an interesting counterpoint. She explores the deeper meaning of a young patient's fear of the homeless. She writes empathetically of the struggles of a homeless mother to gain a home and self-esteem. While Koplow is open about her own unhappiness at living in the midst of the city's homeless, an even fuller expression of her personal responses would have given this account greater depth. (Dec.)
Library Journal
Psychotherapist Koplow poignantly evokes the inner terror created by homelessness as she describes the lives of some of her young clients who live in New York City. Her stories reflect a wide spectrum of problems emanating from either actual homelessness or from an experiential dread of displacement. She paints a heartwrenching portrait of daily life in a complex society that tends to address problems primarily through unbelievably complicated bureaucratic channels. Even more unbelievable is the total personal involvement of Koplow in the affairs of her clients, as she devotes herself round-the-clock to cutting through reams of red tape to better their conditions. The reader gains insight into the devastating effects of the mushrooming problem of homelessness. For psychology collections.-- Carol R. Glatt, VA Medical Ctr. Lib., Philadelphia

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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5.76(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.87(d)

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