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Child-Focused Practice: A Collaborative Systemic Approach

Child-Focused Practice: A Collaborative Systemic Approach

by Jim Wilson

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The author, with over twenty years of experience of working with children, writes refreshingly about the practical aspects of his work. He takes traditional and contemporary theories and explains... (more)

Autism and Childhood Psychosis

Autism and Childhood Psychosis

by Frances Tustin

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This is Frances Tustin's first book and the original statement of her views on autistic states of mind and the genesis of varieties of childhood psychosis. In it, she tackles problems of diagnosis as... (more)

The Earliest Relationship: Parents, Infants and the Drama of Early Attachment

The Earliest Relationship: Parents, Infants and the Drama of Early Attachment

by T. Berry Brazelton, Bertrand G. Cramer

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T. Berry Brazelton, world renowned pediatrician and expert on infant development, and Bertrand Cramer, pioneer in mother-infant psychotherapy, have combined their lifetimes of research and practice... (more)

Thinking About Children

Thinking About Children

by Donald W. Winnicott

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At his death in 1971, Donald Winnicott left unpublished a large number of papers, lectures and other writings which spanned his career of over forty years as a psychoanalyst and pediatrician. Since... (more)

The Language of Distress: Understanding a Child's Behaviour

The Language of Distress: Understanding a Child's Behaviour

by A.H. Brafman

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This book describes a series of cases where the child’s presenting complaint is seen to be the expression of an underlying emotional conflict that the child expects the parents to understand and help... (more)

Asperger's Children: Psychodynamics, Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Asperger's Children: Psychodynamics, Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

by Robin Holloway

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The DSM-5 (2013) classifies all autism-related disorders, including Asperger’s, under the heading “autism spectrum disorder.” This book argues that this lumping together is unhelpful for clinicians.... (more)

Do Mothers Dream of Electric Babies?: The Importance of Emotional Bonds for Growing, Nurturing, and Educating

Do Mothers Dream of Electric Babies?: The Importance of Emotional Bonds for Growing, Nurturing, and Educating

by Giuliana Mieli

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We live in a society that ignores and disregards attachment needs and feelings. Starting from this consideration, the author describes the stages of human emotional development in a lucid narrative... (more)

Towards Belonging: Negotiating New Relationships for Adopted Children and Those in Care

Towards Belonging: Negotiating New Relationships for Adopted Children and Those in Care

Edited by Andrew Briggs

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This book includes contributions from a wide range of interested observers and practitioners in the field of children in care and adoption, focusing on a core aspect of their emotional well-being and... (more)

Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond: Personal and Professional Perspectives

Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond: Personal and Professional Perspectives

Edited by Sara Barratt, Wendy Lobatto

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This is a book about children who have to grow up apart from their biological parents, the impact of this on their lives and on those who look after them, and how we can respond to the challenges... (more)

The Enigma of Childhood: The Profound Impact of the First Years of Life on Adults as Couples and Parents

The Enigma of Childhood: The Profound Impact of the First Years of Life on Adults as Couples and Parents

by Ronnie Solan

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In this book Ronnie Solan traces the way that early psychic development from birth up to three years is reflected throughout our lifespan, including adulthood, couplehood and parenthood. The inner... (more)

Fostering Good Relationships: Partnership Work in Therapy with Looked After and Adopted Children

Fostering Good Relationships: Partnership Work in Therapy with Looked After and Adopted Children

by Miriam Richardson, Fiona Peacock

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This book explores the importance of effective multi-agency and multi-disciplinary partnership work for the mental health of children and young people in care and adoption. It takes an overall... (more)

The Newborn in the Intensive Care Unit: A Neuropsychoanalytic Prevention Model: Revised Edition

The Newborn in the Intensive Care Unit: A Neuropsychoanalytic Prevention Model: Revised Edition

by Romana Negri

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This book is all about the emotional experience of the baby who has not had enough of one type of life to be able to transfer its emotional allegiances to the new one. The approach to this problem,... (more)

Do You Read Me?: Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and the Denial of Meaning

Do You Read Me?: Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and the Denial of Meaning

by J.F. Miller

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A fascinating and compelling exploration of the learning process for parents, teachers, and anyone with an interest in education.

Reading and writing are fundamentally about the communication of... (more)

Early Parenting and Prevention of Disorder: Psychoanalytic Research at Interdisciplinary Frontiers

Early Parenting and Prevention of Disorder: Psychoanalytic Research at Interdisciplinary Frontiers

Edited by Robert N. Emde, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

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This book provides insight and findings from leading psychoanalysts who are involved in early prevention research and clinical work. Advances in the sciences of early development have brought a... (more)

Play, Gender, Therapy: Selected Papers of Eleanor Galenson

Play, Gender, Therapy: Selected Papers of Eleanor Galenson

Edited by Nellie L. Thompson

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Eleanor Galenson had a remarkable career whose singular focus was her life-long interest in the maturational and psychosexual vicissitudes of infancy and early childhood. The selection of her... (more)

Becoming Parents and Overcoming Obstacles: Understanding the Experience of Miscarriage, Premature Births, Infertility, and Postnatal Depression

Becoming Parents and Overcoming Obstacles: Understanding the Experience of Miscarriage, Premature Births, Infertility, and Postnatal Depression

Edited by Emanuela Quagliata

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There are many books that deal with pregnancy and maternity, and a large number of magazines and articles on paediatric nursing that examine these subjects from different points of view. This volume... (more)

The Late Teenage Years: From Seventeen to Adulthood

The Late Teenage Years: From Seventeen to Adulthood

by Luis Rodriguez De La Sierra, Joan Schachter

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The problems which the individual has to deal with in adolescence are qualitatively different from those of childhood; they are related in particular to the adolescent's reaction/responses to the... (more)

Give Sorrow Words: Working with a Dying Child: Third Edition

Give Sorrow Words: Working with a Dying Child: Third Edition

by Dorothy Judd

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Though there has been much written about dying and bereavement in recent years, the particular stress of terminal illness in childhood - as it affects both the families and the professionals - is... (more)

What is a Child?: Childhood, Psychoanalysis, and Discourse

What is a Child?: Childhood, Psychoanalysis, and Discourse

by Michael Gerard Plastow

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Childhood is defined in different preconceived manners by different discourses. Thus the categories defined by age such as infant, child, adolescent and so on, are to some extent arbitrary divisions... (more)

Thinking About Infants and Young Children

Thinking About Infants and Young Children

by Martha Harris

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This book describes some of the important aspects of the development of infants and young children from birth to school age. It is illustrated by vignettes of scenes between parents and children and... (more)

Hidden Twins: What Adult Opposite Sex Twins Have to Teach Us

Hidden Twins: What Adult Opposite Sex Twins Have to Teach Us

by Olivia Lousada

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'This pioneering book offers wonderful insight into the experience of opposite sex twins in adulthood. It is a very welcome addition to the literature and warmly recommended to all who know or work... (more)

The Nursery Age Child

The Nursery Age Child

by Jenny Davids

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This book aims to facilitate the understandings of nursery age children, that is, children around three, four and five years, and their parents. Children of these ages are particularly fascinating.... (more)

Early Development and its Disturbances: Clinical, Conceptual and Empirical Research on ADHD and other Psychopathologies and its Epistemological Reflections

Early Development and its Disturbances: Clinical, Conceptual and Empirical Research on ADHD and other Psychopathologies and its Epistemological Reflections

Edited by Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Jorge Canestri

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In this volume internationally well known experts discuss whether psychoanalysis - with its rich mix of clinical experiences and conceptualizations of early development and symptoms - has something... (more)

Therapy with Children: An Existential Perspective

Therapy with Children: An Existential Perspective

by Chris Scalzo

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This book explores the existential themes and challenges present in all therapeutic relationships when working with children. Existential ideas and concepts are a rapidly growing influence on the... (more)

Susan Isaacs: A Life Freeing the Minds of Children

Susan Isaacs: A Life Freeing the Minds of Children

by Philip Graham

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This biography provides a critical account of the life and work of Susan Isaacs (1885-1948). This educationist, a pioneer of child-centred education in Britain was also an early and historically... (more)

On Having an Own Child: Reproductive Technologies and the Cultural Construction of Childhood

On Having an Own Child: Reproductive Technologies and the Cultural Construction of Childhood

by Karin Lesnik-Oberstein

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How are ideas of genetics, 'blood', the family, and relatedness created and consumed?

This is the first book ever to consider in depth why people want children, and specifically why people want... (more)

Your Teenager: Thinking About Your Child During the Secondary School Years

Your Teenager: Thinking About Your Child During the Secondary School Years

by Martha Harris

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The Teenager books by Martha Harris, originally published in 1969, take a similar approach to her long-term bestseller Thinking about Infants and Young Children. Rooted vividly in the practicalities... (more)

Signs of Autism in Infants: Recognition and Early Intervention

Signs of Autism in Infants: Recognition and Early Intervention

Edited by Stella Acquarone

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As a group, babies later diagnosed as autistic are found to have more complications during gestation and delivery than their normal siblings and others. In addition to all these complications,... (more)

Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self

Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self

by Violet Oaklander

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Hidden Treasure is a follow up to Oaklander's first book, Windows To Our Children. Most of the books available in working with this population are written from a traditional 'play therapy' point of... (more)

The Unborn Child: Beginning a Whole Life and Overcoming Problems of Early Origin

The Unborn Child: Beginning a Whole Life and Overcoming Problems of Early Origin

by Roy Ridgway, Simon House

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The Unborn Child is essential reading for parents, potential parents and grandparents, as well as professionals with responsibility for children, and bringing babies into the world. This book... (more)

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