This is a story from inside the child psychologist's room. Victor, who is two and a half years old, has lost his mother and younger brother in a car accident. He is 'sunny and happy' and does not cry. He is a child in deep crisis and comes for a crisis therapy. In this book we will follow Victor for his fifteen treatment sessions. He shows through play and activities how he is followed and piloted through his grief by his therapist. The healing by play therapy is depicted in words and pictures out of the perspective of both patient and therapist. The crisis therapy will work as the first link into a new future. In spite of the tragic reasons for the meetings, A Big and a Little One is Gone is a documentary story which brings both hope and courage.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- It started with a phone call -- SOS! -- Session two: 9 March -- Session three: 13 March -- Results of assessment and choice of treatment -- Therapy starts -- Session six: 4 April -- Session seven: 11 April -- Therapy continues -- Session nine: 25 April -- Session ten: 2 May -- Session eleven: 9 May -- Session twelve: 16 May -- Therapy nears a conclusion -- Session fourteen: 6 June -- Session fifteen: 13 June -- Therapy is over -- Four years later -- Children and trauma -- The psychotherapist -- Reflections