Princeton University Library Catalog

Treating troubled children and their families / Ellen F. Wachtel.

Author:
Wachtel, Ellen F. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Guilford Press, 2004.
Εdition:
Pbk. ed.
Description:
xvi, 303 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"Integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, this acclaimed book presents an innovative framework for therapeutic work. Ellen Wachtel shows how parents and children all too often get entangled in patterns that cause grief to both generations, and demonstrates how to help bring about change with a combination of family-focused and child-focused interventions. Vivid case examples illustrate creative ways to engage young children in family sessions and conduct complementary sessions with children and parents alone, using a variety of strengths-based, developmentally informed strategies. The paperback edition features a new preface in which the author reflects on the continuing evolution of her approach."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-296) and index.
Contents:
Ch. 1. The child as an individual : an introduction to child-in-family therapy -- Ch. 2. Meeting with parents alone : understanding their concerns -- Ch. 3. Getting the most out of family meetings -- Ch. 4. Knowing the child in depth : a clinical guide to effective individual sessions -- Ch. 5. Anxiety, adaptational styles, and defense, mechanisms -- Ch. 6. Essential psychodynamic concepts -- Ch. 7. Interventions based on psychodynamic formulations -- Ch. 8. Interventions based on behavioral formulations -- Ch. 9. Pulling it all together : five illustrative case studies.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
1593850727 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2004556457
OCLC:
55983491
RCP:
C - S