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Extending Horizons Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents and Families

Edited By Sheila Miller, Rolene Szur Copyright 1991
    499 Pages
    by Routledge

    452 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Extending Horizons presents a wide-ranging collection of papers by leading practitioners in the field of analytic psychotherapy with children and young people, surveying recent developments in technique and theory; the application of the discipline to special areas of work; and its integration, in certain contexts, with other systems such as family and group psychotherapy. From its origins in the traditional 'one-to-one relationship' between therapist and patient, as exemplified in the pioneering work of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Margaret Lowenfeld, the contributors to this present volume demonstrate how child and adolescent psychotherapy has advanced its frontiers in recent years to deal with specific areas of concern, such as child sexual abuse and mental or physical disability, and adapted itself - sometimes, initially, as a result of pressures imposed by the lack of adequate resources - to applications in wider settings where multi-disciplinary factors are engaged and the 'one-to-one relationship' is waived in preference to parent/child, family or group modes of treatment.

    Introduction -- Patients, Families, and Treatment Approaches -- Intensive child psychotherapy: working with Matthew towards understanding -- Treatment-via-the-parent: a case of bereavement -- Exploration and therapy in family work -- Integrating individual and family therapy -- The Psychotherapy of Infancy -- Brief therapeutic work with parents of infants -- Infants’ sleep problems -- Joint psychotherapy with mother and child -- Some reflections on body ego development through psychotherapeutic work with an infant -- Patients Treated in Adolescence -- Thinking about adolescence -- Work with suicidal adolescents at a walk-in centre in Brent -- Work with ethnic minorities -- Special Areas of Work -- Physical and mental disability and disorder -- The triple burden -- Psychoanalytical psychotherapy with the severely, profoundly, and multiply handicapped -- What autism is and what autism is not -- Deprivation and damage -- An account of the psychotherapy of a sexually abused boy -- Psychotherapy with two children in local authority care -- Theory and Research -- The splitting image: a research perspective -- The role of psychotherapy in the care of diabetes in childhood -- Telling the child about adoption -- The strengths of a practitioner’s workshop as a new model in clinical research -- Beyond the unpleasure principle -- The emergence of Michael Fordham’s model of development: a new integration in analytical psychology -- The institution as therapist: hazards and hope -- Some notes on the contribution of Margaret Lowenfeld to child psychotherapy