Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy : Essential Practices and Methods
The pervasive effects of maltreatment on child development can be repaired when professionals use effective, empirically validated, and evidence-based methods. This book describes a comprehensive approach to treatment, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, which is an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated family based treatment. Therapists, social workers, residential treatment programs, psychologists, and child welfare professionals will find this book of immediate practical value. Professors teaching family-therapy, child-welfare, and child-treatment courses will find the book a good adjunct text.
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- Hardback | 178 pages
- 162 x 241 x 18mm | 440g
- 26 Nov 2010
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Table of contents
1 Foreword by Daniel A. Hughes 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 1. Introduction Chapter 4 2. First Things First Chapter 5 3. A Trauma and Attachment Perspective Chapter 6 4. Components of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Chapter 7 5. Phases Chapter 8 6. Primacy of Parents Chapter 9 7. Parents Are the Keystone Chapter 10 8. Conclusion and Summary 11 References 12 Index 13 About the Authors
It is difficult to simultaneously deliver a meaningful narrative to a mixed audience of parents and professionals, but that is what the author has managed to do here. The short, pithy case vignettes drive home the author's points, which really add to the practicality of his smooth read. This book melts in your mouth. -- Steven G. Gray, PhD, American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology, author of The Maltreated Child: Finding What Lurks Beneath, University of the Rocki Dr. Becker-Weidman's book is an excellent guide for the therapist using the DDP approach. The core use of the sequential phases as an instructional tool makes the-sometimes intangible and abstruse-concepts a tangible and facilitative guide for the psychotherapist. -- Joseph J. McGuill, Villa Santa Maria, Inc.
About Arthur Becker-Weidman
Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD, is director of the Center for Family Development in Williamsville, New York. He is also the coeditor of Creating Capacity for Attachment: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Trauma-Attachment Disorders, 2005, second printing 2008, and Attachment Parenting: Developing Connections and Healing Children, 2010. Dr. Becker-Weidman is editor of The Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Casebook, scheduled to be published by Jason Aronson in mid-2011.