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This book provides a systematic account of parental behaviour and the means of identifying and addressing inadequate parenting. It is intended for professionals who work with children or adults who were harmed as children, and its central concern is with parents who endanger their children or whose children may endanger themselves or others. Understanding and helping troubled parents to become secure and balanced people is of crucial importance for the parents themselves, for their children and for society at large. This book is a guide to understanding parents as people who have children as opposed to seeing them as existing solely in terms of their ability to fulfill their children's needs. The book shares equally a respect for theory, empirical science, and social values and applications. It aims to provide a springboard for new lines of research (e.g. around the role of danger in eliciting inadequate parental behavior and the interdependency of parent and child behaviour) as well as a guide for clinicians and professionals who must protect both disturbed individuals and the public to understand their clients/patients better (both parents and children). Raising Parents will be essential reading for professionals and practitioners in the field, including psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists ands ocial workers as well as those taking courses in attachment and psychopathology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology and behavioural courses in psychiatry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843924982
ISBN-10: 1843924986
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Patricia McKinsey Crittenden

Patricia M. Crittenden received her Ph.D. as a psychologist in the Social Ecology and Development Program at the University of Virginia. She received a career achievement award for 'Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Child and Family Development' from the European Family Therapy Association in Berlin in 2004 and currently works cross-culturally as a developmental psychopathologist developing theory and a developmentally attuned, life-span set of procedures for assessing self-protective strategies.

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