By Margaret Rustin, Emanuela Quagliata
This booklet describes an method of kids and teenagers who should be helped through baby psychotherapy. awareness is paid to elements in the kid's character, to strengths and impediments within the developmental technique, and to the relatives and wider tuition and neighborhood context. person chapters deal with either medical equipment and quite a few medical difficulties, together with paintings with very young ones and their mom and dad, serious deprivation and relations breakdown, developmental hold up, and the more severe mental health problems of childhood.
This ebook can be of significant aid to baby and adolescent psychological overall healthiness pros and to a much wider public drawn to the improvement of youngsters and in how support should be supplied whilst issues move wrong.
Anne Alvarez, Robin Anderson, Beta Copley, Jeanne Magagna, Lisa Miller, Emanuela Quagliata, Maria Rhode, Margaret Rustin, Judith Trowell and Margot Waddell.
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1997). Some of Charlie's confusion makes more sense in the light of information from his parents. There were twins on both sides of the family; this seems to have been re-enacted when Charlie and Jack were born extremely close together, and links with Ms B's difficulty in telling them apart. In view of these transgenerational issues, family sessions seem indicated as an essential prelude to individual work. There are some grounds for guarded optimism in Charlie's love for his cat (though this is expressed in purely sensuous terms); in the fact that Ms B felt warmly towards him; and in his ability to say that he liked coming, both with and without his family.
The capacity of the therapist to encompass the experience of different members of the family can also support the child in beginning to encompass different aspects of his personality. This can be a central 19 Assessment in Child Psychotherapy problem for children with autistic spectrum disorder: often, they may appear to be exclusively identified with one exaggerated aspect of themselves, whether angelic or daemonic (Tustin, 1981), or they may have a repertoire of voices which appear to be inhabitants of different universes rather than aspects of the same personality (Rhode, 1999).
1996) 'Different responses to trauma in two children with autism', Unpublished paper presented to conference on Trauma, Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, Child and Adolescent Division; Tavistock Clinic, London, September 1996. ; Dubinsky, A. and Dubinsky, H. (eds): Psychotic States in Children, Tavistock Clinic Book Series, London: Duckworth. -(1999) 'Echo or answer? The move towards ordinary speech in three children with autistic spectrum disorder', in Alvarez, A. & Reid, S. (eds), Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop, London and New York: Routledge.
Assessment in Child Psychotherapy by Margaret Rustin, Emanuela Quagliata