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From the Publisher"This book is a welcome addition to the clinical accounts of analytic work with children, young people and their families. The understanding provided here is a timely reminder that working indirectly to help frontline staff reflect is essential if good, objective decision making is to underpin the complex situations confronting workers in a whole range of settings in Children's services." - Judith Trowell, Professor of Child Mental Health, CSIP, University of Worcester and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Tavistock Clinic, UK
"The application of a psychoanalytic approach to areas other than individual treatment forms an essential part of child psychotherapy practice. The wide-ranging and insightful contributions to this book address some of the most difficult and complex areas of work, including inpatient treatment, court reports, consultation to staff caring for victims of sexual abuse, and many more. Clinicians seeking to help new client groups while retaining a psychoanalytic perspective will find this an invaluable resource." - Maria Rhode, Professor of Child Psychotherapy, Tavistock Clinic/University of East London.
"I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the future of child and adolescent mental health. In the future child psychotherapists will rely increasingly upon the development and adaptation of their psychoanalytic knowledge and skills in the practice of assessment and consultation. This book addresses complex issues that the practitioner will face, such as the impact of a traumatised child's disturbance, race and culture, and the use of the transference and counter-transference. The informative and accessible chapters cover work in CAMHS and specialist settings, including assessments for court, as well as special problems presented by under fives, the dangerous child, adolescents and risk assessments. I also recommend this book to policy makers, members of multi-disciplinary teams, and those in management and commissioning who would like to know how child psychotherapists could help to deepen and broaden the provision of mental health care for children and adolescents." – Donald Campbell, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst & Past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.