chapter  6
Making space for parents
ByAnna Halton, Jeanne Magagna
Pages 18

In this chapter we will be concentrating specifically on work with parents. This will include observations and thoughts in relation to the parents’ experience of bringing their child to a clinic for an assessment for psychotherapeutic treatment and the dilemma which they face when the child is accepted for treatment. In the latter part of the chapter there is an account of psychotherapeutic work with one parental couple whose children were in individual treat­ ment.