2nd Edition

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Psychoanalytic Approaches

Edited By Monica Lanyado, Ann Horne Copyright 2009
    480 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    480 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This updated edition of The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy reflects the many changes in the profession. It includes:

    • additional chapters on neuroscience, work with ‘looked after children’ and with foster parents, working in schools
    • enlarged chapters on research, attachment theory, work with parents, and developments in child and adolescent psychotherapy around the world
    • chapters on areas of specialist interest including violence, sexual abuse and abusing, trauma, parent-infant psychotherapy, autism, victims of political violence, delinquency and gender dysphoria.

    The Handbook remains accessible and jargon-free. It will be a valuable resource for all who work in allied professions where the emotional well-being of children is of concern – health, education, social services – as well as trainee psychotherapists and experienced practitioners.

    Horne, Lanyado, Introduction. Part I: Theoretical Foundations. Likierman, Urban, The Roots of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in Psychoanalysis. Horne, Normal Emotional Development. Hopkins, Phillips, Contributions from Attachment Theory and Research. Music, The Contribution from Neuroscience. Midgley, Research in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: An Overview. Part II: Context. Crockatt, The Child Psychotherapist in the Multi-disciplinary Team. Gibbs, Race and Cultural Issues. Tischler, The International Scene. Part III: Diversity of Treatments and Settings. Lanyado, Horne, The Therapeutic Setting and Process. Green, Individual Psychotherapy: Assessment, Intensive and Non-intensive Work. Lanyado, Brief Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Consultations. How Much Therapy is ‘Good-Enough’? Rustin, Work with Parents. Onions, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy. Woods, Argent, Group Psychotherapy. McLoughlin, Working within Schools and Educational Settings. Flynn, The Challenges of In-patient Work in a Therapeutic Community. Wilson, Consultation within Residential Care. Part IV: Areas of Specialist Interest. Rhode, Child Psychotherapy for Children on the Autistic Spectrum. Lanyado, Psychotherapy with Severely Traumatised Children and Adolescents: ‘Far Beyond Words’. Hunter-Smallbone, Psychotherapy for Children Looked After by Local Authorities. Ironside, Working with Foster Carers. Horne, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Abusing in Childhood and Adolescence. Parsons, The Roots of Violence: Theory and Implications for Technique with Children and Adolescents. Melzak, Work with Children and Adolescents Exposed to Political Violence. Wilson, Delinquency. Mondadori, Working with People with Eating Disorders: ‘What If I Die Without Knowing Why?’ Gaffney, Reyes, Gender Identity Dysphoria.


    Monica Lanyado is a training supervisor at the British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP). She is co-editor with Ann Horne of the first edition of The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, A Question of Technique and Through Assessment to Consultation and author of The Presence of the Therapist.

    Ann Horne trained in the Independent tradition at the BAP. She has discovered that retirement (after 10 years latterly at the Portman Clinic, London) can become very crowded and makes occasional sorties from behind the keyboard to speak and teach in the UK and abroad.

    "This is a rich and thought-provoking collection from twenty-seven main contributors. It is as relevant to social workers who work with children as to specifically psychoanalytic psychotherapists... every section of this second edition can be read with interest and fascination by anyone working with children. Its relevance extends far beyond the psychotherapists in training for whom I am sure it will be a valued Handbook." - John Sudbery, British  Journal of Social Work, Vol. 40, No. 2, March 2010

    "This revised edition is a thoroughly impressive and impressively thorough achievement. The writing, the level of specialism and expertise evidenced, and the rich variety of clinical and research illustrations make it also a great read." - Anne Alvarez, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

    "The second edition is engaging and insightful... This is a resource which can be used by various professionals who work with children not only psychotherapists...especially useful to professionals working with clients in a residential setting by its investigation of group dynamics, professional and client interplay and how these can be managed to understand client pathology...a vital read for all who work directly or indirectly with children." - Martin Smith, Addiction Today