ABSTRACT

Extending Horizons presents a wide-ranging collection of papers by leading practitioners in the field of analytic psychotherapy with children and young people, surveying recent developments in technique and theory; the application of the discipline to special areas of work; and its integration, in certain contexts, with other systems such as family and group psychotherapy. From its origins in the traditional 'one-to-one relationship' between therapist and patient, as exemplified in the pioneering work of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Margaret Lowenfeld, the contributors to this present volume demonstrate how child and adolescent psychotherapy has advanced its frontiers in recent years to deal with specific areas of concern, such as child sexual abuse and mental or physical disability, and adapted itself - sometimes, initially, as a result of pressures imposed by the lack of adequate resources - to applications in wider settings where multi-disciplinary factors are engaged and the 'one-to-one relationship' is waived in preference to parent/child, family or group modes of treatment.

part One|77 pages

Patients, Families, and Treatment Approaches

chapter One|26 pages

Intensive child psychotherapy: working with Matthew towards understanding

ByAlan Shuttleworth

chapter Two|18 pages

Treatment-via-the-parent: a case of bereavement

ByErna Furman

chapter Three|18 pages

Exploration and therapy in family work

ByBeta Copley

chapter Four|13 pages

Integrating individual and family therapy

ByElizabeth Muir

part Two|69 pages

The Psychotherapy of Infancy

chapter Five|23 pages

Brief therapeutic work with parents of infants

ByIsca Salzberger Wittenberg

chapter Six|13 pages

Infants’ sleep problems

ByDilys Daws

chapter Seven|13 pages

Joint psychotherapy with mother and child

ByHelene Dubinsky

part Three|56 pages

Patients Treated in Adolescence

chapter Nine|14 pages

Thinking about adolescence

ByRolene Szur

chapter Ten|18 pages

Work with suicidal adolescents at a walk-in centre in Brent

ByRosalie Joffe

chapter Eleven|22 pages

Work with ethnic minorities

ByGianna Williams

part Four|112 pages

Special Areas of Work

part Four_one|60 pages

Physical and mental disability and disorder

chapter Twelve|16 pages

The triple burden

ByFrancis Dale

chapter Fourteen|24 pages

What autism is and what autism is not

ByFrances Tustin

part 4_2|50 pages

Deprivation and damage

chapter Fifteen|20 pages

An account of the psychotherapy of a sexually abused boy

ByJonathan Bradley

chapter Sixteen|26 pages

Psychotherapy with two children in local authority care

Julia, a neglected child, and a 4-year-old’s view of sexual abuse
ByMargaret Hunter

part Five|126 pages

Theory and Research

chapter Seventeen|19 pages

The splitting image: a research perspective

ByMary Boston

chapter Eighteen|15 pages

The role of psychotherapy in the care of diabetes in childhood

ByGeorge Moran, Peter Fonagy

chapter Nineteen|23 pages

Telling the child about adoption

ByJill Hodges, Maria Berger

chapter Twenty-One|15 pages

Beyond the unpleasure principle

ByAnne Alvarez

chapter Twenty-Three|17 pages

The institution as therapist: hazards and hope

ByIsobel Menzies Lyth

chapter Twenty-Four|2 pages

Some notes on the contribution of Margaret Lowenfeld to child psychotherapy

ByMargarita Wood