An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Editor : Jill Savege Scharff

An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : November 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 410
  • Category :
    Forthcoming
  • Category 2 :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 97852
  • ISBN 13 : 9781800132818
  • ISBN 10 : 1800132816
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This book presents and illustrates the theory and technique of working with young people, their parents, and their families. Wide-ranging in focus from individuals to communities, it gives a comprehensive review of the symptoms and causes of disorder in young people and a sensitive approach to deepening the treatment of children and adolescents.

With contributions from Aidalida Altamirano, Carl Bagnini, Ana Maria Barroso, Anabella Brostella, Vali Maduro, Elizabeth Palacios, David Scharff, Jill Savege Scharff, Kate Scharff, Caroline Sehon, Lea Setton, Yolanda Varela, and Janine Wanlass.

An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is for adult and child therapists who want to learn about treating children and adolescents from a psychoanalytic perspective. It is a comprehensive introduction to provide adult psychoanalytic therapists with enough information and support to take up the challenge of beginning child and adolescent psychotherapy and to give CBT and sand play therapists access to a psychoanalytic perspective on work with young people. It grew from lectures and discussions with therapists over the course of a two-year training program, covering theory and technique of assessment and therapy, play, ethics, and work with parents. The contributors show how to deal with the common symptom presentations, how to establish a relationship, deal with resistance, engage in play, and interpret unconscious conflict. Included are clinical case conferences and consultations, and North and Central American, European, and Chinese clinical examples provide global relevance. This edited book is a group effort that presents a compendium of basic principles of practice and has a grounding in ethics and research, child and adolescent development, psychoanalytic theory of childhood, wellness and psychopathology of childhood, treatment technique, and consulting in the community to schools, agencies, and family court.

This is a must-read book for all professionals engaged in working with children and adolescents, and for psychotherapists who would like to learn more about working with young people from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Table of Contents


List of figures and tables
Preface and acknowledgements
About the editor and contributors

Part 1: Introduction: context and stance for the child psychotherapist?
Orientation to play and psychoanalytic child and family assessment and therapy
- Carl Bagnini, Anabella Brostella, David Scharff, and Jill Savege Scharff

The ethical stance in child psychotherapy
- Caroline Sehon

Finding cultural humility
- Janine Wanlass

The research basis for psychoanalytic child therapy
- Janine Wanlass

Learning from process notes
- Janine Wanlass

Part 2: Child and adolescent development
The beginning of life
- Jill Savege Scharff

Classical psychosexual and psychosocial theories of child development
- Jill Savege Scharff

Infancy: The oral phase
- Anabella Brostella

Toddlerhood: The anal stage
- Anabella Brostella

Preschool age: The phallic–narcissistic stage
- Jill Savege Scharff

Kindergarten age: The oedipal stage
- Caroline Sehon

Elementary school age: latency
- Ana Maria Barroso and Janine Wanlass

Middle school age: puberty and preteen
- Lea Setton

High school age: adolescence
- Ana Maria Barroso

Part 3: Psychoanalytic theory of childhood
Infancy: the mother–infant relationship
- Anabella Brostella

Attachment
- Janine Wanlass

Containment: Bion
- David Scharff

Holding, handling, and the psychosomatic partnership: Winnicott
- Yolanda Varela

Transitional space, transitional objects: Winnicott
- Anabella Brostella

The role of relationships in endopsychic structure formation:Fairbairn
- David Scharff

Early anxieties and projective identification: Klein
- Ana Maria Barroso

The child in the family group: transgenerational inheritance and Bion’s three basic assumptions
- Carl Bagnini

Unconscious communication: dreams and play
- Caroline Sehon

The interpersonal unconscious and the transgenerational transmission of psychic trauma
- Caroline Sehon

Sibling relationships and identity formation
- Anabella Brostella

The impact of divorce on children and families
- Kate Scharff

Suicide
- Vali Maduro

Neuroscience and psychoanalysis
- Caroline Sehon

Part 4: Clinical examples of wellness and symptom presentations of childhood
Symptom presentations of childhood
- Jill Savege Scharff

Situational and developmental crises: a healthy response
- Yolanda Varela

Somatoform disorder: a disorder of anxiety
- Aidalida Altamirano and Jill Savege Scharff

Obsessive–compulsive disorder: a disorder of anxiety
- Ana Maria Barroso

Suicidality: a disorder of mood
- Jill Savege Scharff

Addiction: a disorder of behavior
- Elizabeth Palacios

Psychic trauma: a disorder of reaction
- Caroline Sehon

Tic disorder: a disorder of mental functioning
- Jill Savege Scharff

Attention deficit/hyperactivity: a neuropsychological disorder of mental functioning
- Jill Savege Scharff

Learning disorders: disorders of written expression and reading
- Ana Maria Barroso

Anorexia and bulimia: disorders of psychophysiology
- Janine Wanlass

Encopresis and enuresis: a disorder of development
- Jill Savege Scharff

Autism: a disorder of development
- David Scharff and Jill Savege Scharff

Gender fluidity: a disorder of gender
- David Scharff

Part 5: The child psychotherapist at work in the treatment room
Working with parents
- Jill Savege Scharff

Assessing family dynamics
- Carl Bagnini

Child assessment for beginning therapy
- David Scharff

Transference and countertransference (focused and contextual)
- David Scharff

Interpretation
- Ana Maria Barroso

Psychotherapy with toddlers
- Janine Wanlass

Psychotherapy with latency age children
- Janine Wanlass

Psychotherapy with a teenager
- Ana Maria Barroso

Psychotherapy with adolescents and their families
- Anabella Brostella

Child psychotherapy using technology after COVID
- Elizabeth Palacios

Psychometric testing and psychodynamic formulation in child/adolescent assessment
- Janine Wanlass

Part 6: The child psychotherapist at work in the community
Consulting with schools
- Carl Bagnini

Working with family service agencies and child protective services
- Lea Setton

Child abuse and alternate care
- Janine Wanlass

Adoption and left-behind children
- Janine Wanlass

Epilogue
References
Index

About the Editor(s)

Jill Savege Scharff, MD, is cofounder of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) and founding chair of the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training (IIPT) and of the Combined Child Analytic and Child Psychotherapy training program at the International Psychotherapy Institute in Chevy Chase, MD. She is the founding chair of IPI’s Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training program at Jiandanxinli of Beijing, China. The author and editor of books on couple, child, and family therapy, and psychoanalytic therapy and education online, Jill’s latest edited volume is Psychoanalysis Online Volume 4. Her private practice in adult and child psychoanalysis, couple and family therapy is in Chevy Chase MD, USA. Jill is a recipient of the 2021 Sigourney Award.

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