This resourceful book, written by a nationally recognized expert on childhood disorders and treatment, presents a practical approach for helping children and their families work through a diverse array of problems. Appropriate for both graduate students and more experienced clinicians, Peter Goldenthal's clinical model draws on specific techniques for working with children of all ages and shows how to involve families in their treatment. Unlike other books, which focus on working with children or working with families, this insightful new work provides a roadmap for helping children in the context of their particular family experience.
SECTION ONE: Preparation.
1. Psychodynamic and Social Learning Concepts and Techniques for Working with Children and Families.
2. Contextual Concepts and Techniques for Working with Children and Families.
3. Twenty-Three Basic Principles of Working with Children and Families.
4. Beginnings: First Sessions with Children, Adolescents, and Families.
5. Case Formulation with the Integrated Model.
6. Working with Parents.
SECTION TWO: Treatment Techniques for Resolving Specific Problems.
7. Applying the Integrated Model to the Treatment of Children and Families.
8. Problems of Early Childhood.
9. Problems of School-Age Children.
10. Problems of Adolescence.
11. Problems That May Be the Focus of Attention at Any Age.
SECTION THREE: Synthesis.
12. Your Own Therapy Model.
Appendix A: Checklist for First Sessions.
Appendix B: The Psychology of Psychological Testing for Children.
Appendix C: Protocol for Relaxation Training.