Whilst there is a wealth of literature on working with children and adolescents, very little focuses on those who are in residential or foster care. Psychotherapy with Young People in Care is a practical guide to working with this group from a psychoanalytic therapeutic perspective.
Drawing on the author's years of experience and illustrated with a wealth of clinical examples, as well as a comprehensive glossary, the book tackles those issues most relevant to those working with children and adolescents:
* the place of psychotherapy in residential/foster care
* ethical considerations: confidentiality and sexual abuse
* particular problems faced by young people: ADHD; trauma; PTSD.
This refreshing and valuable book is an essential teaching text for all those who work with young people in the care system, including child and adolescent psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Beginings. A View from the Bridge. Confidentiality. Joseph - A Therapy in Pictures. Charlotte. Child Sexual Abuse. The Longing in Belonging. Identity Crisis. Restless Children. Trauma and its Treatment. Epilogue. Bibliography.
Margaret Hunter is a Child Psychotherapist, with seventeen years' experience of working with children in care. Trained at the Tavistock Clinic, she is now head of Child psychotherapy at the Maudsley NHS Trust and continues to work with fosteresd children at the Integrated Support Programme in Kent. She Contributed to the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (Routledge 1999).
'...This book will be invaluable to all concerned - foster parents, social workers, teachers and many others - in learning about what it really takes to listen to children' - Peter Wilson of Young Minds, in his Foreword