This book draws together work from across Europe by leading clinical researchers who have been looking into the effectiveness of psychoanalytic interventions. They are mostly time limited, brief, non-intensive ways of working so are applicable in many settings and can therefore be generalised to other clinical teams. The populations worked with are diverse and often present mainstream services with refractory clinical problems, so an applied psychoanalytic approach is well worth trying, given the evidence presented in this volume. There is in addition an excellent theoretical chapter on the issues of such clinical research from Stephen Shirk which merits consideration by those wishing to evaluate their own work. This book is an important contribution to services for child and adolescent mental health. With increasing family distress and concerns about inadequate parenting, family breakdown and troublesome adolescents, it will help to ensure the full menu of interventions is retained in these times of financial restraint.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Child and adolescent psychotherapy research: Clinical applications -- Integrating research in a clinical setting for child psychotherapy: A case study about facilitating and hindering factors in psychoanalytic psychotherapy -- What does a manual contribute? -- Focused systematic case studies: An approach linking clinical work and research -- The Heidelberg study of psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents -- Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD): A field for contemporary psychoanalysis?: Some clinical, conceptual and neurobiological considerations based on the Frankfurt Prevention Study 1 -- Research on therapeutic processes: In psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents -- Ethical principles in conducting research with children and adolescents