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

part Two|69 pages

The Psychotherapy of Infancy

part Three|56 pages

Patients Treated in Adolescence

chapter Nine|14 pages

Thinking about adolescence

chapter Eleven|22 pages

Work with ethnic minorities

part Four|112 pages

Special Areas of Work

part Four_one|60 pages

Physical and mental disability and disorder

part 4_2|50 pages

Deprivation and damage

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

part Five|126 pages

Theory and Research

chapter Seventeen|19 pages

The splitting image: a research perspective

chapter Nineteen|23 pages

Telling the child about adoption

chapter Twenty-One|15 pages

Beyond the unpleasure principle