Psychotic States in Children
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Psychotic States in Children by Margaret Rustin
Book DescriptionDevelopments in the understanding and psychotherapeutic treatment of children and adolescents suffering from psychotic levels of disturbance are dealt with in this work, from the Tavistock Clinic Series. The book is chiefly concerned with children troubled in their behaviour, relationships, and communication.There is something extremely unsettling about the disturbed behaviour of sexually abused and severely troubled children. In spite of a sometimes exasperating measure of perversion and destructive wilfulness, these children manage to communicate a clear plea for help - a plea which deeply affects those in their immediate surroundings who find themselves struggling to make sense of these contradictory messages. This book describes significant new developments in the understanding and treatment of children and adolescents suffering from psychotic levels of disturbance.Each chapter contains a clinical description of a child emerging from a psychotic state, creating a useful collection of case histories. Part One concerns sexually abused children, Part Two discusses psychotic children with severe developmental delay, and Part Three describes the treatment of children whose difficulties have both internal and external roots. Each part is followed by an authoritative critical commentary. A glossary of terms is included at the end of the book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855759015
(230mm x 147mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Brings together a combination of close observation of, and personal and interpersonal responses to, the minutiae of the work setting and its dynamics, both internal and external. This book outlines the process of the method itself, followed by descriptions of a range of settings, in Britain and abroad, in which it has been successfully applied.
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Author Biography - Margaret Rustin
Maria Rhode is Professor of Child Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and the University of East London. She is co-editor of 'Psychotic States in Children' (1997), and is currently working on an early intervention project for toddlers with communication difficulties. Margaret Rustin is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, where she has been Head of Child Psychotherapy since 1986. She has pioneered and supported the extension of training in psychoanalytic observational approaches to training across the United Kingdom and in a number of other countries. She has coauthored, with Michael Rustin, 'Narratives of Love and Loss' and 'Mirror to Nature', and has co-edited 'Closely Observed Infants', as well as 'Psychotic States in Children' and 'Assessment in Psychotherapy'.
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