Mentalization with Neglected and Traumatized Children

Author(s) : Janne Oestergaard Hagelquist

Mentalization with Neglected and Traumatized Children

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : November 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 97270
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032495774
  • ISBN 10 : 1032495774

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Mentalization with Neglected and Traumatized Children provides a comprehensive walkthrough of the impact on child development as a result of neglect and trauma, and how theories of mentalization can help.

First providing a thorough overview of the concept of mentalization, Janne Oestergaard Hagelquist shows how one can have productive and mentalizing interactions with neglected and traumatized children and adolescents, as well as how to apply the more current knowledge about mentalization and trauma in treatment of these children. The book provides specific educational tools and pedagogical models aimed at supporting the daily work of a professional working with children, adolescents, or families. Concepts and tools of mentalization are presented in a reader-friendly and easy-to-use way and are supported by case studies and clinical vignettes throughout.

This book is essential reading for professionals working with neglected and traumatized children, such as psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, social workers, pedagogues, teachers and foster carers, as well as those interested in mentalization, trauma and child development.

Table of Contents

1. Mentalization and Child Neglect
2. An Open Mind
3. Attachment, Emotional Regulation, Mentalization, and Development of the Self
4. Mentalization-based Pedagogy and Therapy
5. Trauma and Attachment Trauma
6. The Storm Model
7. Developmental Trauma and Mentalization
8. Treatment of Developmental Trauma

About the Author(s)

Janne Oestergaard Hagelquist is a psychologist and accredited specialist in child psychology and supervision, and the founder of the Danish Center for Mentalization. She works with treatment, supervision and training of professionals on topics such as mentalization, overcoming trauma, and PTSD handling. Janne is the author of several Danish language books such as Mentalization in Work with Neglected and Traumatized Children (2012), Mentalization in Pedagogy and Therapy (2014), and The Mentalization Guidebook (2015).

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