Practitioners today are confronted by a bewildering array of therapies as ‘cure alls.’ This book provides an integrated approach to working with children, parents and families that can be applied by all professionals in a variety of settings. Informed by a psychodynamic perspective, it identifies how we can avoid pathologising the behaviour of children by instead considering:

  • the meaning of behaviour as an important source of communication
  • the commonality of all experience for children, parents and families
  • the emotional milestones of development
  • the core principles of assessment and therapeutic communication and how they are applied

Through the presentation of sound clinical evidence and research Core Principles of Assessment and Therapeutic Communication with Children, Parents and Families creates connections between clinical practice and community action and, as such, is essential reading for anyone working to promote child and family wellbeing.

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PART 2 The clinical core