From Chaos to Coherence: Psychotherapy with a Little Boy with ADHD

Author(s) : Elisabeth Cleve

From Chaos to Coherence: Psychotherapy with a Little Boy with ADHD

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 18551
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855753457
  • ISBN 10 : 1855753456

Customer Reviews

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Anne Alvarez, PhD, MACP on 26/10/2004

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This clear and eloquent book provides evidence to support the importance of concentrating our resources on children with neuropsychiatric problems who could otherwise end up in prison or psychiatric hospital. A desperate, hyperactive, dribbling and despairing little boy is transformed into an upright thinking adolescent with a sense of dignity and pride. The psychotherapy is informed both by psychoanalytic and neuropsychological considerations, and the results cast new light on the way in which a psychological therapy is able to improve brain function.

Maria Rhode on 16/07/2004

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This is a beautifully written and moving book. Elisabeth Cleve brings alive the personality of Douglas, an unmanageably violent six-year-old adopted boy with a diagnosis of ADHD. We share in his struggles and accomplishments, those of his devoted adopted parents and of his psychotherapist. The Erica Foundation in Stockholm, where Cleve works, has an international reputation in the fields of child psychotherapy, research, and clinical training, and she shows what can be achieved during seven years of treatment, while taking full account of neurological factors. The foreword, by a former director of Swedish prisons, stresses the cost-effectiveness of long-term psychotherapy for young children when compared to the human and financial cost of coping with violent young adults - a timely political message for all involved in the planning of services. This book will be a source of hope for parents and a stimulus for reflection by professionals.

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