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Transgenerational Trauma and the Aboriginal Preschool Child: Healing through Intervention

by Norma Tracey, Marilyn Charles, Celia Conolly & Jeffrey L. Eaton et al.

Transgenerational Trauma and the Aboriginal Preschool Child reveals ways of identifying, understanding, and healing transgenerational trauma. Gunawirra, a unique treatment project in Sydney, focuses on preschool...


Family-Focused Trauma Intervention: Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect

by Pat Pernicano

Family-Focused Trauma Intervention: Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect translates issues central to abuse and neglect recovery into metaphorical stories and family-based interventions,...


Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

by Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo’s son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate...


Ferenczi's Language of Tenderness: Working with Disturbances from the Earliest Years

by Robert W. Rentoul

Using Ferenczi's insights, Robert W. Rentoul draws on and integrates the subsequent work of the British Independents and recent American writers in Ferenczi's Language of Tenderness. He sees the two languages...


Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work

by Kerry Kelly Novick & Jack Novick

Basing their work on the idea that psychoanalytic therapy and technique require more rather than less from the therapist, the Novicks explore the crucial role of parents' work in child and adolescent treatment....


Play Therapy with Families: A Collaborative Approach to Healing

by Ph. Riedel D Bowers, Melissa Rowbotham, Alan McLuckie & Evangeline Munns et al.

Play Therapy with Families: A Collaborative Approach to Healing provides a unique approach for helping families, outlining an in-depth review of play and its relevancy to healing for children and families. Family...


The Colors of Childhood: Separation-Individuation across Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity

by Salman Akhtar & Selma Kramer

How does culture affect child-rearing practices? How do factors such as poverty, ethnic difference, racial minority status, and having immigrant parents alter the experience of a growing child? Are there culturally...


Mothering without a Home: Attachment Representations and Behaviors of Homeless Mothers and Children

by Ann G. Smolen & M. M. D. Harrison

Mothering without a Home: Attachment Representations and Behaviors of Homeless Mothers and Children explores the attachment style of homeless mothers and its effect on the resulting attachment style of their...


Play Therapy with Sexually Abused Children: A Synergistic Clinical-Developmental Approach

by Robert Ciottone & John Madonna

Here is a disguised but tragically accurate account of a 7-year-old boy who was repeatedly victimized by two uncles who penetrated him, required him under threat of violence to act upon them, and forced him...


Another Chance to be Real: Attachment and Object Relations Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

by Donald D. Roberts & Deanda S. Roberts

Object relations theory has been useful in understanding borderline personality disorder, and from this theoretical orientation have emerged effective approaches to its treatment. However, treatment based on...


So the Witch Won't Eat Me: Fantasy and the Child's Fear of Infanticide

by Dorothy Bloch

In So the Witch Won't Eat Me Bloch draws on 25 years of psychoanalytic practice. Her book is both a summary of her experience as a therapist and a disclosure of what she has learned about the inner workings...


Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory

by Esther Fine

Clinical Applications of Psychoanalytic Theory provides a description of a psychoanalytic approach to a wide range of mental disorders affecting both adults and children. Clinical examples are provided.


What Children Need to Be Happy, Confident and Successful: Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

by Jeni Hooper

A step-by-step guide to helping children to achieve their personal potential, and to be happy, confident and successful. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, it explores the...


Object Relations in Severe Trauma: Psychotherapy of the Sexually Abused Child

by Stephen Prior

Dr. Stephen Prior's Object Relations in Severe Trauma offers unique insight into the suffering and treatment of seriously disturbed, traumatized children. It outlines an object relational theory of the consequences...


Knowledge under Construction: The Importance of Play in Developing Children's Spatial and Geometric Thinking

by Daniel Ness & Stephen J. Farenga

Knowledge under Construction is the first to examine young children's spatial and scientific thinking through their architectural constructions with Legos_ and blocks. The authors' coding system allows teachers...


Therapeutic Engagement of Children and Adolescents: Play, Symbol, Drawing, and Storytelling Strategies

by David A. Crenshaw

This book addresses the challenges faced when children who refuse to talk, children who lack psychological mindedness, teens who experience a strong aversion to the influence of any adult, and children and teens...


Treating Trauma: Relationship-Based Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

by Saralyn C. Ruff, June M. Clausen, Toni V. Heineman & Claudia Rose et al.

This book presents a theoretically based and empirically supported framework for work with traumatized children, youth, and young adults who have spent time in foster care. It offers vivid examples of cases...


Dialogue of Touch: Developmental Play Therapy

by Viola A. Brody

Touch is essential for life, and what Viola Brody calls capable touching is the core of developmental play therapy, building both the self of the hurt child and his or her appreciation of the nurturing other....


Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families, and Schools

by Michael O'Loughlin, Patrick Lewis, Derek Bunyard & Carrie Catapano et al.

For school professionals seeking to work in emotionally focused ways with children, this book offers a wide range of essays illustrating how psychodynamic ideas can be used to validate children, respect the...


Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children

by Daniel A. Hughes

This book shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioral problems rooted in deficient early attachments. In particular, it addresses the emotional difficulties of many of the foster and adopted...