A parent's guide to child psychotherapy [electronic resource] / Howard M. Halpern.

Halpern, Howard M. (Howard Marvin), 1929-2011 [Browse]
New York : Barnes, 1963.
178 p. ; 22 cm.


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"A doctor treating a sick child is usually surrounded by anxious parents, demanding answers about the health of their youngster. A psychotherapist, such as Dr. Halpern, is also besieged by worried parents, seeking information about their children who are undergoing therapy. The questions asked of a psychotherapist, however, are of a different sort from the kind asked of a pediatrician. Does my child need psychotherapy? What is psychotherapy? Can it really help my child? What is my role in my child's treatment? What should my relationship be to the therapist? Do I need psychotherapy too ? This book had its origin in Dr. Halpern's attempts to answer questions such as these put to him by the concerned parents of the children he has treated. By reading this guide, parents can learn how to assume an active and helpful role in the treatment of their child. They will gain a deeper understanding of the psychotherapeutic process itself and of the information related to them by their children about their psychotherapeutic sessions. Dr. Halpern illustrates his many helpful suggestions by descriptions of interesting and frequently moving incidents from actual case histories. Through this technique, he makes the process of psychotherapy and the parent's role clear and vivid. This book is not simply one of the many books on child development or child guidance--although it contains much information in this area. It is a book specifically designed for parents concerned about their child's adjustment and his present and future treatment. Its aim is to help these parents fully to understand and cooperate in their child's psychotherapy. Readably written, yet based upon careful study and long clinical experience, A Parent's Guide to Child Psychotherapy may be read with profit and enjoyment not only by laymen, but also by psychologists and psychiatrists"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).
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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
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