Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy

Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy : Protecting Safety in a Therapeutic Environment

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Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy: Protecting Safety in a Therapeutic Environment by Anita G. Schmukler, Paula G. Atkeson, Helene Keable, and E. Kirsten Dahl provides a detailed study of ethical dilemmas of the child therapist and the child analyst, whose work with children and their parents presents unique and perplexing problems. The book examines both the unconscious motives for ethical lapses and addresses ways in which such behavior may be prevented. It addresses working with parents, while maintaining privacy for the child, pitfalls for the child therapist and analyst, and ways in which the process of supervision, a cornerstone of clinical training, may lead to departure from ethical principles. Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy addresses the benefits and risks of presenting and writing about clinical cases, examining the field of working as consultant in custody cases and the role of ethical practice from a historical perspective. Pivotal is the role of the unconscious processes of transference and countertransference, processes that are acknowledged but often not fully comprehended.
Contributions on ethics and forensic work by Moisy Shopper, MD, and contributions on ethical writing about psychodynamic work by Denia G. Barrett, MSW.
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  • Hardback | 132 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0765708183
  • 9780765708182
  • 1,425,934

About Anita G. Schmukler

Anita G. Schmukler, D.O., is training and supervising analyst, and supervisor in child analysis at the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis. An active clinician for both adults and children and an esteemed lecturer, she is on the faculties of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education associated with New York University, the Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Cincinnati Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is clinical associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Schmukler has published widely and has edited "Saying Goodbye: A Casebook on Termination in Child Analysis and Therapy." Paula Atkeson, Ph.D., is training and supervising analyst and child supervisor in the Baltimore Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is a faculty member of the Baltimore Washington Institute and she taught at the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Atkeson has consulted in several schools in the area and she participated in the founding of the Jenny Waelder Hall Center for Children. Kirsten Dahl, Ph.D., is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut. She is a training and supervising analyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis and the chair of their Child Analytic Training Program. Helene Keable, M.D., is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine. She maintains a private practice in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis in New York, NY. Denia Barrett, M.S.W., received her training in child and adolescent psychoanalysis at the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in Cleveland, Ohio. She served as editor-in-chief of the Center's journal, Child Analysis: Clinical, Theoretical, and Applied from 1996 to 2010 and is on the editorial board of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. Moisy Shopper, M.D., is clinical professor emeritus of child psychiatry and pediatrics at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is a training and supervising analyst at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute specializing in child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalysis.
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Ethics are the fundamental principles and rules of conduct that guide our professional life and clinical practice. It is then curious that ethics are rarely fully integrated with and applied to the complexities of our daily clinical work, complexities multiplied when working with children and adolescents. The authors of Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy: Protecting Safety in a Therapeutic Environment have taken on the task of correcting this situation. With the use of illustrative clinical vignettes that bring the topic to life, and through an understanding of the role of conscious and unconscious processes, they consider how ethical dilemmas are shaped by the therapeutic relationship, what role they play in our work with parents, in the supervisor-supervisee relationship, in forensic work, and in our professional writing and presentations. In addition, the authors outline the pertinent theoretical and clinical issues, and examine the relevant questions. Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy is thoughtful and thought provoking, clear and concise, and recommended reading for everyone in the field. -- Jill M. Miller
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Table of contents

Preface: Historical Perspective: Ethical Issues in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapies of Children and Adolescents: A Selected Literature Review Introduction Chapter 1: Clinical Models of Child Psychotherapy and Ethical Issues Chapter 2: Ethical Dilemmas Shaped by Transference and Countertransference Chapter 3: Ethical Considerations in our Work with Parents Chapter 4: Ethical Considerations in the Supervisor-Supervisee Relationship and Supervisory Process Chapter 5: Ethical and Forensic Aspects of Work with Children and Their Families Moisy Shopper, MD Chapter 6: Write or Wrong? Ethical Considerations in Writing about and Presenting Psychodynamic Work with Children, Adolescent and their Families Denia G. Barrett, MSW Chapter 7: Common Pitfalls for the Therapist Chapter 8: Conclusion Appendix: Curriculum: Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy Study Issues and Questions: Samples and Suggestions
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