Doing Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Adapting Psychodynamic Treatment to Contemporary Practice, 2nd Edition
Preface to the First Edition.
To the Reader.
Part I The Essentials.
1 Easy Does It: Beginning Therapy.
2 Can I Help You? Evaluating the Child and Offering Treatment.
3 The Not-So-Magic of Therapy: How Therapy Works.
4 Do Fence Me In: The Bounds and Limits.
5 Tell Me Where It Hurts: On Talking and Querying.
Part II Techniques and Tools.
6 The Lowdown on High Drama: Playing with Puppets and Action Figures.
7 Shoot, Topple, and Roll: Using Games, Building Toys, and Guns.
8 Drawing Out the Child: Artwork in Therapy.
9 All Together Now: Balancing Play and Talk.
10 Pushing the Envelope: On Giving, Telling, and Other Exceptions.
Part III The Rest.
11 Handle with Care: Working with Parents.
12 Handle with Care, Part II: More Work with Parents.
13 On Brotherly Love and Musical Chairs: Family Work.
14 Talking Heads: Working with Schools and Other Agencies.
15 Hard Times: Unwilling Patients and Therapeutic Crises.
16 Getting to Know You, Getting to Know Me: Race, Religion, and Culture.
17 When Therapy Is Not Enough: Medication.
18 I Can Name That Tune in Six Sessions: Managed Care and Evidence-Based Treatment.
19 All’s Well That Ends Well: Closing Therapy.
About the Author.
• New edition includes more on therapeutic drugs; integrating therapy tools including cognitive, behavioral, and educational interventions; practicing within the confines of managed care; and provides direction for interested readers to the germane literature supporting the text's advice.
"…is a comprehensive yet coherent guide to counseling youth. He gives the social work student and current practitioner a realistic view of working with children." (Socialworker.com, 7/2008)
"Through an accessible and contemporary overview of psychodynamic work with adolescents, this book draws from the author's years of experience as a practitioner with children, adolescents, and families. This second volume is colorfully written, and full of rich clinical insights written in plain language." (Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, June 2008)
"'Doing Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy' is excellent--engaging, fun, educational, and thought provoking. It would be a great addition to the library of both the novice and the experienced therapist."
—Abigail L. Donovan, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (JAACAP, June 2008)