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Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment

$89.08  Softcover
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Alicia F Lieberman, Patricia Van Horn

  • Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children

366 pages
ISBN: 9781609182403

This eloquent book presents an empirically supported treatment that engages parents as the most powerful agents of their young children's healthy development. Child-parent psychotherapy promotes the child's emotional health and builds the parent's capacity to nurture and protect, particularly when stress and trauma have disrupted the quality of the parent-child relationship.

The book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework together with practical strategies for combining play, developmental guidance, trauma-focused interventions, and concrete assistance with problems of living.

Filled with evocative, "how-to-do-it" examples, it is grounded in extensive clinical experience and important research on early development, attachment, neurobiology, and trauma.

Table of Contents

  1. When Development Falters: Putting Relationships First
  2. Coping with Danger: The Stress-Trauma Continuum
  3. Practicing Child-Parent Psychotherapy: Treatment Targets and Strategies
  4. The Assessment Process
  5. "Not Quite Good Enough": Perturbations in Early Relationships
  6. Ghosts and Angels in the Nursery: Treating Disturbances and Disorders
  7. Variations in Child-Parent Psychotherapy
  8. Lapses in Attunement: Failures in the Therapeutic Relationship
  9. Integrating Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Other Service Systems
  10. Closing Thoughts: Taking Perspective