Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work / Edition 1

Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work / Edition 1

by Kerry Kelly Novick, Jack Novick
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Aronson, Jason Inc.


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Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work / Edition 1

Working With Parents Makes Therapy Work demonstrates the crucial role of parent work in child and adolescent therapy. The Novicks suggest that restoring the parent-child relationship contributes to long-lasting therapeutic change in children and adolescents. With a multitude of vivid clinical examples, the authors provide a practical guide to clinical techniques for integrating parent work with individual child and adolescent treatment. Working With Parents Makes Therapy Work demonstrates that parents and therapists can form a strong alliance to support the child's healthy development. Kerry and Jack Novick apply their revised models of the therapeutic alliance and two systems of self-regulation to help parents from evaluation to termination and beyond. The book covers a wide range of situations, for instance, work with fathers, addressing problems of divorce and diverse family structures, and many modes of communicating with parents. Family secrets and loyalty conflicts; what happens when parents are troubled; the importance of parents in the lives of teenagers-these are all discussed in detail. Privacy and secrecy are defined and differentiated to clarify the meaning and importance of genuine confidentiality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765701077
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date: 03/17/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick are child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalysts on the faculty of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. They have been working with children and families for 35 years and joined other colleagues to found a non-profit psychoanalytic school, Allen Creek Preschool, in Ann Arbor. Both Jack and Kerry Novick have written extensively. Their first book, Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism, appeared in 1996.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Parent Work—Introduction and History Chapter 2 Our Assumption When We Work with Parents Chapter 3 Evaluation Chapter 4 Recommendation, Setting the Frame, and Working Conditions Chapter 5 The Beginning Phase of Treatment Chapter 6 The Middle Phase of Treatment Chapter 7 The Pretermination Phase of Treatment Chapter 8 The Termination Phase of Treatment Chapter 9 Posttermination Chapter 10 The Application of Our Model of Parent Work to Individual Treatment of Adults Chapter 11 Summary and Further Questions

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