A Comprehensive Guide to Child Psychotherapy and Counseling, Fourth Edition
Christiane Brems, in collaboration with new coauthor Christina Rasmussen, introduces prospective and practicing clinicians to theories and principles of applied clinical work with children ages three to twelve years. The authors take an integrated approach to understanding children and their families, using a biopsychosociocultural model for conceptualization and treatment planning. Their methods are practical and compassionate, as well as contextually grounded and individually tailored.
Chapters follow the logical development of clinicians, mirroring the natural flow of work with children. Coverage ranges from the importance of a beginning practitioner's introspection and of ethical and legal issues to a variety of intervention techniques and strategies and, finally, termination. Case studies showcase individualized and mindful treatment for each child with whom a clinician works.
Outstanding Features of the Fourth Edition...
Essential attention to how clinicians self-awareness can lead to positive therapeutic relationships with children and their families.
Thorough discussions of the biopsychosociocultural model for conceptualization and treatment planning.
Emphasis on intensive assessment prior to treatment planning to address the needs of each child and family.
A compelling, practical exploration of mindfulness intervention with children.
The authors' methodology addresses the profound effects of the larger environment and culture on children. By adopting the authors' integrated approach, clinicians are better able to understand important and complicated aspects of a child's and family's life. From there, compassionate, thoughtful, and relevant intervention ensues.
Title of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Wohlfarth-Morgan, Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Second Edition (ISBN 9781478626633).
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