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Reading Lists > OISE Texts > Slonim S2019-APD6002

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What follows are the required and recommended texts for Naomi Slonim's Spring/Summer 2019 course, APD6002: Special Topics in Applied Psychology and Human Development: Doctoral Level Theories and Techniques in Relationally Based Therapies with Children and Families. The course runs from July 22nd to 30th, and it is recommended that the books are read in advance of class beginning.

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Relational Child Psychotherapy
Altman, Neil, Richard Briggs, Jay Frankel, Daniel Gensler and Pasqual Pantone
Other Press / Softcover / 2010-03-01 / 159051422X
Infant, Child & Adolescent / OISE Texts
reg price: $44.00 our price: $ 41.80
426 pages
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Relational Child Psychotherapy is a sophisticated practical guide for child therapists. Child psychotherapists practicing today are faced with the challenge of developing a coherent theory and technique while drawing on a number of diverse traditions as disparate as psychoanalysis, behaviour therapy and family systems therapy. This diversity presents child therapists with a rich heritage, but it also presents a formidable complexity to integrate the best of what they offer in their therapeutic work.

This book develops such and integration, offering a rich overview of issues currently being addressed by clinicians and theoreticians, exploring various relational models and their implications for treatment. The authors bring to light the critical issues of clinical practice with children, and offer powerful new models for child psychotherapists.

The problems and strategies for approaching the clinical relationships between child and therapist, as well as that between parent and therapist, are examined in depth. The authors also explore the clinical setting versus the role of the therapist in the extra-clinical context of a child's life, the therapeutic aspects of play, and the unique behaviors of children manifested in the therapeutic environment.

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Critical Acclaim:

"The relational and the developmental point of view have never been brought together in an adequate way. This up-to-date scholarly, yet practical, integration opens a new vista within relational psychoanalysis and pioneers a fresh approach in the psychoanalytic treatment of children and adolescents. It is a work of great and lasting value to the field."
–Peter Fonagy

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