Shows how self psychology allows child patients who were in the past often considered difficult and even untreatable to be understood and effectively helped.
About the Author
Jule Miller III, M.D., is a child psychiatrist in private practice in Biloxi, Mississippi. He graduated from St. Louis Universtiy School of Medicine, where he also completed his general psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship.
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Jule Miller III makes a much-needed contribution to child psychotherapy. He is uniquely qualified to achieve an integration between ego psychological and self psychological approaches. In this process he has added original conceptions to self psychological theory, to an enriched understanding of childhood play, and to fantasy life. Detailed clinical illustrations abound, richly laced with Dr. Miller's personal experience.
This clearly written, practical book on child psychotherapy provides a developmentally based guide to understanding and treating children. The author makes sense of a wide spectrum of psychopatholoy with a few simply enunciated yet complex concepts that he creatively constructs out of early self psychology theory and various sectors of classical psychoanalytic and object relations theories. While his clinical examples are meant to illustrate his theoretical views, they stand by themselves as beautiful illustrations of the work of a sensitive, flexible, and responsive clinician.