The author encourages therapists to approach parents as individuals (not just as parents), and to maintain the same professional perspective in dealing with them that informs the rest of their work. Illustrative case material draws on a considerable range of presenting pictures, from parents who are themselves therapists to those who have no frame of reference for treatment, from parents who seek help when a healthy youngster hits a developmental impasse to those whose lives are shattered by severe pathology and psychic isolation in their children. Integrating theory and technique to provide the practitioner with the tools to elicit collaboration from parents instead of obstruction, Siskind makes it possible for child therapists to sustain the interest, curiosity, neutrality, and empathy that are preconditions to effective treatment.
|Publisher:||Aronson, Jason Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.01(d)|
About the Author
Diana Siskind is on the faculty of the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and maintains a private practice that encompasses consultation with parents and supervision in addition to the treatment of adults and children.
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Diana Siskind has an extraordinary gift for combining a fine-tuned therapeutic instrument with the literary talent to articulate the psychoanalytically informed process of evaluation and treatment of the adults who present at her consulting room with their children.