Psychotherapies with Children and Adolescents : Adapting the Psychodynamic Process
The editors John D. O'Brien, Daniel J. Pilowsky, Owen W. Lewis explore how psychodynamic therapy may be modified to meet the special circumstances and diagnoses of children and adolescents. Incorporating behavioral, cognitive, and family therapies, these experienced clinicians describe their work with children's problems such as divorce, aggression, absent fathers, social timidity, withdrawal, adolescent depression, eating disorders, and academic underachievement.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 152.4 x 231.1 x 27.4mm | 544.32g
- 01 May 2000
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
The idea that child and adolescent patients exist in a social context that cannot be ignored is a theme reinforced throughout this book. Another theme is that the treatment of this population requires special flexibility and creativity, springing from a carefully laid foundation of fundamental tenets of psychodynamic treatment. Valuable material is provided about treating children of aggressively upwardly mobile parents who are busy, uninvolved, and have excessively high expectations. The chapters are rich in clinical illustrations which elucidate the principles that are presented. -- Carrie Sylvester, M.D., M.P.H., University of Illinois, Chicago
About John D. O'Brien
John D. O'Brien, M.D., is Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Services, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, New York. Daniel J. Pilowsky, M.D., is Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, New York.