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 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.
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Paperback ISBN: 0449906299
A long overdue book by a psychologist who has extensive clinical experience treating male victims of child sexual abuse, it explodes the myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the consequences are less serious than for girls. Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting revovery. With personal case histories of victims and their families, this is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book that is a landmark in the field of child sexual abuse literature.
The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog
And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook : What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
Paperback ISBN: 0465056539
Through real-life examples, a noted child psychiatrist and neuroscientist examines the impact of trauma on children's brains, and reveals the innovative therapeutic techniques used to treat trauma-related psychiatric problems in children. Reprint.
Modes Of Therapeutic Action
Paperback ISBN: 0765702509
How do we position ourselves in relation to our patients? Do we participate as neutral object, as empathetic self-object, or as authentic subject? Do we strive to enhance the patient's knowledge, to provide a corrective experience, or to work at the intimate edge?
From Magical Child to Magical Teen
A Guide to Adolescent Development
Paperback ISBN: 0892819960
A groundbreaking perspective on Nature's plan for full human creativity and intelligence during the teen years â€¢ Shows what is at the core of today's serious social and psychological problems â€¢ Explores the sexual and spiritual stage of adolescent development â€¢ Details the connection between adolescent brain and heart development and the issue of nature vs. nurture â€¢ By the author of Magical Child (250,000 copies sold) Something is supposed to happen during the adolescent years--something greater than MTV, video games, and the Internet. Joseph Chilton Pearce describes this something as the natural mandate for post-biological development--the development of the sexual and spiritual senses and expansion of our growth process outside of our bodies and into the physical world that surrounds us. Though first written in the mid 1980s, the message of From Magical Child to Magical Teen is even more compelling and helpful today--especially for those who live with and work with adolescents. Drawing on the stages of development outlined by Swiss biologist Jean Piaget and the brain research of neuroscientist Paul MacLean, Pearce demonstrates how nature has built into us an agenda for the intelligent unfolding of our lives. He offers a powerful critique of contemporary child-rearing practices and a groundbreaking alternative to existing perspectives on adolescence so we can unleash our greatest potential, as well as that of our children, in order to experience our fullness in the manner nature intended all along.
Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents
A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has BPD
Paperback ISBN: 1592332870
Borderline Personality Disorder and Adolescents offers parents, caregivers, and adolescents themselves a complete understanding of this complex and tough-to-treat disorder. It thoroughly explains what it is and what a patientÆs treatment options are. Author Blaise A. Aguirre, M.D., is one of the foremost experts in the field and was named head of the Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy Treatment Center at McLean Hospital, one of the most prestigious psychiatric hospitals in the nation and a teaching facility for Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aguirre describes recent advances in treatments and brings into focus what we do and donÆt know about this condition. He explains the most advanced techniques available, including the revolutionary new treatment called dialectic behavior therapy. Readers will learn the differences between BPD and other adolescent psychiatric diagnoses; treatment options (e.g., medication and therapy); how to choose the right therapist; how to determine when inpatient treatment is necessary; how to enforce boundaries; how to take care of and protect yourself; and practical techniques for effective communication with those who have BPD. - There is no other adolescent borderline personality book in the general trade book marketûonly BPD books focused on adults - U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., as the nationÆs top psychiatric facility in the country. McLean is the largest psychiatric clinical care, teaching, and research facility of Harvard Medical School. - With the recent development in diagnostic techniques and treatments, thousands of teens are discovering they have borderline personality disorder.
Staying Connected to Your Teenager
How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying
Paperback ISBN: 0738208450
Explains how teenagers contain the qualities of both regressed children and emergent adults, urging parents to see beyond teenage stereotypes while offering strategies on a parent's changing roles and encouraging responsible behavior.