Contemporary Play Therapy
Theory, Research, and Practice
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1593856334
This highly practical book presents current developments in play therapy, including innovative applications for particular problems and populations. Contributors first discuss the latest ideas and techniques emerging from object relations, experiential, dynamic, and narrative perspectives. Next, research evaluating the effectiveness of play interventions is reviewed in detail. The book's third and largest section demonstrates creative approaches for helping children deal with a variety of adverse circumstances: homelessness, family problems, sexual abuse, social aggression, natural disasters, and more. Throughout, rich case illustrations enhance the book's utility for clinicians.
The Borderline Psychotic Child
A Selective Integration
Paperback ISBN: 0415222206
Introduces the borderline concept and overviews current theoretical thinking and clinical practices. Reviews the history and evolution of the borderline diagnosis for children, both in the US and the UK. Attempts to harmonize US and UK views on borderline diagnosis in the light of new developments in theory at The Menninger Clinic, The Anna Freud Center, and The Tavistock Clinic, and presents a range of clinical case studies. Lubbe trained as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic In London. He is founding editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love
Paperback ISBN: 0195115015
The struggle to understand the infant-parent bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles with our parents reappear in the way we relate to others as adults? Why do we repeat with our own children--seemingly against our will--the very behaviors we most disliked about our parents? In Becoming Attached, psychologist and noted journalist Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental and fascinating questions of emotional life. Karen begins by tracing the history of attachment theory through the controversial work of John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst, and Mary Ainsworth, an American developmental psychologist, who together launched a revolution in child psychology. Karen tells about their personal and professional struggles, their groundbreaking discoveries, and the recent flowering of attachment theory research in universities all over the world, making it one of the century's most enduring ideas in developmental psychology. In a world of working parents and makeshift day care, the need to assess the impact of parenting styles and the bond between child and caregiver is more urgent than ever. Karen addresses such issues as: What do children need to feel that the world is a positive place and that they have value? Is day care harmful for children under one year? What experiences in infancy will enable a person to develop healthy relationships as an adult?, and he demonstrates how different approaches to mothering are associated with specific infant behaviors, such as clinginess, avoidance, or secure exploration. He shows how these patterns become ingrained and how they reveal themselves at age two, in the preschool years, in middle childhood, and in adulthood. And, with thought-provoking insights, he gives us a new understanding of how negative patterns and insecure attachment can be changed and resolved throughout a person's life. The infant is in many ways a great mystery to us. Every one of us has been one; many of us have lived with or raised them. Becoming Attached is not just a voyage of discovery in child emotional development and its pertinence to adult life but a voyage of personal discovery as well, for it is impossible to read this book without reflecting on one's own life as a child, a parent, and an intimate partner in love or marriage.
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety
Powerful, Practical Strategies to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Phobias, and Worries
Paperback ISBN: 0767914929
Citing a significant rise in child anxiety since the September 11 attacks, a guide for parents offers strategies on how to help a child manage stress, sharing insights into the mechanics of anxiety while urging readers to address worry as a solvable problem. Original.
The Trouble With Boys
A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do
Paperback ISBN: 0307381293
A best-selling study outlines the trends that have led to a crisis among America's male children, including a lack of male role models, video-game addiction, and the demands of the No Child Left Behind policy; discusses the potential repercussions; and offers suggestions on how to fix the problem. Reprint.
Creating the Capacity for Attachment
Treating Addictions and the Alienated Self
Hardcover ISBN: 1568215096
Detached, alienated people, many of them functioning with a pathologically developed false self, barely navigate life's challenges. Our cultural emphasis on autonomy and separateness has led to a retreat from valuing interpersonal, communal dependence and has greatly contributed to a rise in the number of people whose suffering is often expressed in addictions and personality disorders. Using actual patient material, including diaries and letters, Karen Walant's Creating the Capacity for Attachment shows how "immersive moments" in therapy - moments of complete understanding between patient and therapist - are powerful enough to dislodge the alienated, detached self from its hiding place and enable the individual to begin incorporating the inner core into the external, social self.