Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Very Troubled Child: Therapeutic Practice Innovations in Residential and Educational Settings
Here is a practical new volume in which the knowledge and insights of psychoanalysis, both theoretical and clinical, is applied to work with severely ... Show synopsis Here is a practical new volume in which the knowledge and insights of psychoanalysis, both theoretical and clinical, is applied to work with severely disturbed youngsters in a social context. Experts provide systematic and well-reasoned notions as to how to apply some of the insights gained from the very careful study of individuals to much broader settings, thus making a substantial contribution to work with very disturbed youngsters. Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Very Troubled Child includes chapters on recent developments in psychoanalytic and infant research, suggesting implications for residential treatment; the educational context, including the problems of training analytically oriented consultants to understand the educational context and of interpreting psychodynamic recommendations into terms of the daily details of educational practice; important issues of cognitive development; and the dynamics of adolescence, interacting with disturbance and societal pressures.Notable for its integration of theory and practice, this informative book will be valuable to mental health professionals and educators working with disturbed youngsters in any kind of social setting, as well as to those professionals who work directly with the youngsters and those who are superve, diagnose, and consult. The highly regarded contributors, associated with some of the country's most outstanding mental health organizations, are all trained psychoanalysts, experienced in both individual and institutional work, with strong academic affiliations.