Chapter 5: Individual Assessment

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This chapter on the Individual Assessment from Child and Adolescent Psychohterapy , 3rd Edition by Peter Blake presents structured and unstructured approaches to interviewing children and adolescents based on the author's 45 years of experience as a child psychotherapist.

Blake describes different ways of engaging the child or adolescent when meeting for the first time, including tips on how to make sense of play to formulate ideas about the child’s inner world. The use of transference and countertransference in the assessment process is also highlighted.

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Excerpted From

3rd Edition
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Making the Conscious Unconscious
USD $56.95
March 25, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367403829
340 Pages