An Independent Practitioner's Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Playing with Ideas is a comprehensive guide to child and adolescent psychotherapy, taking the practitioner from the initial meeting through the therapeutic process with young people of different ages, to the ending of psychotherapy. It includes approaches to working with parents and the family, introduces theoretical ideas simply and provides references for further learning.
Part of the popular Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches series, this book is written from an Independent perspective, but it is also an account of Deirdre Dowling’s approach, developed from her considerable experience of working in the NHS and now as a private practitioner.
An Independent Practitioner's Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy will be an indispensable guide for child psychotherapists (especially trainees), colleagues working in child and family mental health settings, play therapists, counsellors and support staff in schools and child care professionals working therapeutically in residential and community settings.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Deirdre Dowling was Head Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Cassel Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust. She trained at the British Association of Psychotherapists, qualifying first as a child and adolescent psychotherapist in 1991, then as an adult psychotherapist in 2006. She worked at the British Psychotherapy Foundation for 5 years as Curriculum Lead of the Independent Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training and is also a teacher and supervisor.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ann Horne & Monica Lanyado
Part 1: Mapping the territory
Chapter 1 The therapeutic process
Chapter 2 Creating a therapeutic setting
Chapter 3 Making an assessment and starting the work
Chapter 4 Approaches to child psychotherapy with children of different ages
Chapter 5 Reflections on brief psychotherapy
Chapter 6 Engaging with parents
Chapter 7 Pleasures and challenges of working in a team
Part 2: Hard times: the challenges of child psychotherapy
Chapter 8 Facing despair, doubt and anger – and finding hope
Chapter 9 Learning from mistakes, losing my way and the value of supervision
Chapter 10 Working towards an ending
Part 3: Therapeutic work with children and parents in crisis
Chapter 11 Behind closed doors: therapeutic work with children and adolescents living with mentally ill and vulnerable parents
Chapter 12 Therapeutic work with children whose parents have separated or divorced
Part 4: Taking child psychotherapy outside the psychotherapy room
Chapter 13 New pathways: applying psychotherapy to other settings
Final thoughts: playing with ideas