Doing child and adolescent psychotherapy [electronic resource] : adapting psychodynamic treatment to contemporary practice / Richard Bromfield.
By: Bromfield, Richard.Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2007Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 293 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780470145852 (electronic bk.); 0470145854 (electronic bk.); 9786610827275; 6610827273.Other title: Doing child & adolescent psychotherapy [Cover title].Subject(s): Child psychotherapy | Adolescent psychotherapy | Psychodynamic psychotherapy | Play therapy | Psychotherapy -- methods | Adolescent | Child | PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- Child & AdolescentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Doing child and adolescent psychotherapy.DDC classification: 618.92/8914 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-282) and index.
Easy does it: beginning therapy -- Can I help you? evaluating the child and offering treatment -- The not-so-magic of therapy: how therapy works -- Do fence me in: the bounds and limits -- Tell me where it hurts: on talking and querying -- The lowdown on high drama: playing with puppets and action figures -- Shoot, topple, and roll: using games, building toys, and guns -- Drawing out the child: artwork in therapy -- All together now: balancing play and talk -- Pushing the envelope: on giving, telling, and other exceptions -- Handle with care: working with parents -- Handle with care, part II: more work with parents -- On brotherly love and musical chairs: family work -- Talking heads: working with schools and other agencies -- Hard times: unwilling patients and therapeutic crises -- Getting to know you, getting to know me: race, religion, and culture -- When therapy is not enough: medication -- I can name that tune in six sessions: managed care and evidence-based treatment -- All's well that ends well: closing therapy.
This readable guide for therapists and therapists-in-training lays out the theoretical essence and practical essentials of doing child and adolescent psychotherapy, from the referral call to the last goodbye, capturing the intricacies and subtleties of children and their therapists in their biggest and smallest ways, and everywhere in between.