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What Can the Matter Be?: Therapeutic Interventions with Parents, Infants and Young Children

What Can the Matter Be?: Therapeutic Interventions with Parents, Infants and Young Children

by Louise Emanuel, Elizabeth Bradley
     
 

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This volume is the result of over twenty years of therapeutic interventions with families within the Tavistock Clinic's Under Fives Service. It describes in detail the process of understanding young children's communications and behavior and the dynamics of family relationships within the consulting room in a lively, accessible style. It covers common themes in

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This volume is the result of over twenty years of therapeutic interventions with families within the Tavistock Clinic's Under Fives Service. It describes in detail the process of understanding young children's communications and behavior and the dynamics of family relationships within the consulting room in a lively, accessible style. It covers common themes in work with young children such as disruptive, angry behavior, separation and sleep difficulties, and problems in the parent/couple relationship. This book is essential reading for all early years professionals hoping to gain a greater understanding of the technique, observational skills and theory which underlie a psychodynamic approach to work with the under fives.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This rich collection celebrates the Tavistock Clinic Under Fives Service, which has much to teach us about the needs and possibilities of therapeutic interventions for families. With its multi-layered approach--to theory, service provision and clinical practice; to infants, toddlers and children; to their parents as adults now and as children then--this riveting book can be read on many levels and should be required reading for all those involved in ‘the early years’.”

“This lively book will prove invaluable to professionals in both clinic and community settings. Rich case material brought by each contributor illustrates the complexities of brief focused work in families with young children whose distress manifests in a variety of presenting problems. Modelling for clients their own emotional availability and capacity to withstand the tremendous impact of powerful forces, these very experienced clinicians support families by providing thinking space and promoting thoughtfulness.”

“This scholarly book is a welcome addition to the expanding field of literature on infant mental health and, in particular, to clinical work with infants and their parents. The book describes clearly how the application of observational skills, psychoanalytic concepts and child development research underpin the work, making it accessible to all mental health professionals, whether infant, child or adult therapists.”

“This collection of papers is an important resource for clinicians intervening with troubled under fives and their families. The writing vividly conveys the intense passions of young children's emotional life and represents a distillation of clinical expertise, in particular the therapists' creative commitment to reaching the children and their families. Deeply moving and inspiring, this book sends a message of hopefulness that thoughtful clinical intervention can have a transformative effect on the lives of children and their families.”

“This volume is the result of over twenty years of therapeutic interventions with families within the Tavistock Clinic’s Under Fives Service. It describes in detail the process of understanding young children’s communications and behaviour and the dynamics of family relationships within the consulting room in a lively, accessible style. It covers common themes in work with young children such as disruptive, angry behaviour, separation and sleep difficulties, and problems in the parent/couple relationship. This book is essential reading for all early years professionals hoping to gain a greater understanding of the technique, observational skills and theory which underlie a psychodynamic approach to work with the under fives.”

Penelope Leach
“This rich collection celebrates the Tavistock Clinic Under Fives Service, which has much to teach us about the needs and possibilities of therapeutic interventions for families. With its multi-layered approach—to theory, service provision and clinical practice; to infants, toddlers and children; to their parents as adults now and as children then—this riveting book can be read on many levels and should be required reading for all those involved in ‘the early years’.”
Professor Joan Raphael-Leff
“This lively book will prove invaluable to professionals in both clinic and community settings. Rich case material brought by each contributor illustrates the complexities of brief focused work in families with young children whose distress manifests in a variety of presenting problems. Modelling for clients their own emotional availability and capacity to withstand the tremendous impact of powerful forces, these very experienced clinicians support families by providing thinking space and promoting thoughtfulness.”
Elizabeth Tuters (Toronto
“This scholarly book is a welcome addition to the expanding field of literature on infant mental health and, in particular, to clinical work with infants and their parents. The book describes clearly how the application of observational skills, psychoanalytic concepts and child development research underpin the work, making it accessible to all mental health professionals, whether infant, child or adult therapists.”
Frances Thomson Salo
“This collection of papers is an important resource for clinicians intervening with troubled under fives and their families. The writing vividly conveys the intense passions of young children's emotional life and represents a distillation of clinical expertise, in particular the therapists' creative commitment to reaching the children and their families. Deeply moving and inspiring, this book sends a message of hopefulness that thoughtful clinical intervention can have a transformative effect on the lives of children and their families.”
Margot Waddell
“This volume is the result of over twenty years of therapeutic interventions with families within the Tavistock Clinic’s Under Fives Service. It describes in detail the process of understanding young children’s communications and behaviour and the dynamics of family relationships within the consulting room in a lively, accessible style. It covers common themes in work with young children such as disruptive, angry behaviour, separation and sleep difficulties, and problems in the parent/couple relationship. This book is essential reading for all early years professionals hoping to gain a greater understanding of the technique, observational skills and theory which underlie a psychodynamic approach to work with the under fives.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855753402
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Tavistock Clinic Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Louise Emanuel is a Consultant Child Psychotherapist working in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic, Chair of the Under Fives Service and Co-Convenor of its training forum, the Infant Mental Health Workshop. She lectures on training programs in the UK, Europe, Israel and South Africa and is author of Understanding Your Three Year Old.

Elizabeth Bradley works as a Consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic, having also trained as a Psychoanalyst. She has been a leading member of the Infant Mental Health Workshop for over twenty years and also works with parents and families with difficulties at all developmental stages.

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