Mentalizing in Child Therapy

Author: M.G.J. Schmeets
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429902026
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Mentalization-based child therapy, previously known as developmental therapy, is the latest branch on the psychoanalytic tree of knowledge. It comprises a number of techniques that address deficiencies in specific areas of psychological development. It aims to treat children whose development has come to a standstill. A combination of data from psychoanalysis, infant research, attachment research, and neurobiology was of decisive significance in reaching this point. It is becoming clear that neurobiological processes can be understood very well on the basis of psychoanalytic frameworks. These new insights into peoples mental functioning also serve to foster collaboration, resulting in an integration of the more relationship-oriented and the more competence oriented treatments. This book aims to fill a growing need in mental health care for children and young people to recieve an integrated treatment.

Mentalizing in the Development and Treatment of Attachment Trauma

Author: Jon G. Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429916264
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book brings together the latest knowledge from attachment research and neuroscience to provide a new approach to treating trauma for therapists from different professional disciplines and diverse theoretical backgrounds.The field of trauma suffers from fragmentation as brands of therapy proliferate in relation to a multiplicity of psychiatric disorders. This fragmentation calls for a fresh clinical approach to treating trauma. Pinpointing at once the problem and potential solution, the author places the experience of being psychologically alone in unbearable emotional states at the heart of trauma in attachment relationships. This trauma results from a failure of mentalizing, that is, empathic attunement to emotional distress. Psychotherapy offers an opportunity for healing by restoring mentalizing, that is, fostering psychological attunement in the context of secure attachment relationships-in the psychotherapy relationship and in other attachment relationships. The book gives a unique overview of common attachment patterns in childhood and adulthood, setting the stage for understanding attachment trauma, which is most conspicuous in maltreatment but also more subtly evident in early and repeated failures of attunement in attachment relationships. For the first time, the burgeoning literature on mindfulness is integrated with the overlapping literature on mentalizing. Current research in neuroscience is linked to the main clinical concerns: attachment, mentalizing, mindfulness, and trauma. Creatively integrating these diverse perspectives, the author offers an up-to-date scientific explanation of trauma and treatment while writing in plain language without jargon for a broad audience. Thus the book is not only an essential resource for psychotherapists and counselors but also an ideal guide to give to clients to help them understand their condition and the process of healing.

Early Development and Its Disturbances

Author: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855757451
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In this volume, internationally well-known experts discuss whether psychoanalysis ù with its rich mix of clinical experiences and conceptualizations of early development and symptoms ù has something unique to offer through deepening the understanding of children suffering from this and similar developmental disturbances. The contributors consider therapeutic strategies as well as possibilities of early prevention. Surprisingly, psychoanalysts have only during the past few years actively engaged in the on-going and very important controversial discussions on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).There may be many reasons for the increasing interest in this topic over the past few years ù for example the dialogue between psychoanalysis and contemporary neurobiology/brain research which opens a fascinating window on an old problem in European culture: the mind-body problem. This exchange also promises to enlarge the understanding of psychic problems probably connected with some neurobiologically based pathologies, widely assumed to include ADHD.

The Personal Roots of Major Theories of Trauma in Psychoanalysis

Author: Jorge Canestri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781855758728
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This title is the latest in the Developments in Psychoanalysis series, which has included Taboo or not Taboo? Forbidden Thoughts, Forbidden Acts in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, The Significance of Dreams: Bridging Clinical and Extraclinical Research in Psychoanalysis and Mentalizing in Child Therapy: Guidelines for Clinical Practitioners. The author is a training and supervising analyst for the Italian Psychoanalytical Association and for the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, and is Professor of Psychology of Health at the Roma 3 University. His previous works have included Psychoanalysis: From Practice to Theory and Putting Theory to Work: How are Theories Actually Used in Practice?

Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment

Author: Peter Fonagy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198718675
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Socially excluded youth with mental health problems and co-occurring difficulties (e.g. conduct disorder, family breakdown, homelessness, substance use, exploitation, educational failure) attract the involvement of multiple agencies. Poorly coordinated interventions often multiply in the face of such problems, so that a young person or family is approached by multiple workers from different agencies working towards different goals and using different treatment models; these are often overwhelming and may actually be experienced as aversive by the young person or their family. Failure to provide effective help is costly throughout life This is the first book to describe Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT). This is an approach to working with people - particularly young people and young adults - whose lives are often chaotic and risky, and whose problems are not limited to one domain. In addition to mental health problems, they may have problems with care arrangements, education or employment, exploitation, substance misuse, offending behaviours, and gang affiliations; if these problems are all occurring simultaneously, any progress in one area is easily undermined by harms still occurring in another. AMBIT has been designed by and for community teams from Mental Health, Social Care, Youth work, or that may be purposefully multi-disciplinary/multi-agency. It emphasises the need to strengthen integration in the complex networks that tend to gather around such clients, minimising the likelihood of an experience of care that is aversive. AMBIT uses well evidenced 'Mentalization-based' approaches, that are at their core integrative - drawing on recent advances in neuroscience, psycho-analytic, social cognitive, and systemic "treatment models."

Handbook of Attachment Based Interventions

Author: Howard Steele
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462532616
Format: PDF
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The first volume to showcase science-based interventions that have been demonstrated effective in promoting attachment security, this is a vital reference and clinical guide for practitioners. With a major focus on strengthening caregiving relationships in early childhood, the Handbook also encompasses interventions for school-age children; at-risk adolescents; and couples, with an emphasis on father involvement in parenting. A consistent theme is working with children and parents who have been exposed to trauma and other adverse circumstances. Leading authorities describe how their respective approaches are informed by attachment theory and research, how sessions are structured and conducted, special techniques used (such as video feedback), the empirical evidence base for the approach, and training requirements. Many chapters include illustrative case material.

Couple Therapy for Depression

Author: David Hewison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199674140
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Highlighting the particular techniques needed for safe and effective work with distressed couples, it goes through the different ways in which the couple's feelings, thoughts, and behaviours need to be understood and worked with in order to reduce relationship distress. It outlines the treatment of four different couples to illustrate the therapy in action and includes the national competencies and an outline assessment form so that therapists can rate themselves. The model outlined in Couple Therapy for Depression: A Clinician's Guide to Integrative Practice can be adapted easily for the treatment of other chronic conditions in which distressed couple relationships play a part and will be helpful for any therapist wanting to enhance their work with couples.--

Anger Related Disorders

Author: Eva Feindler, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826140470
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In this ground-breaking exploration, a glittering array of specialists investigate how and why anger is viewed as a secondary emotion by most clinical theories and practitioners and seeks to answer the following questions: What are anger-related disorders? What do they have in common and how are they different? How do we treat the various anger-related disorders? Drawing on one case study, the top-notch contributors each present a different method of treatment for anger-related disorders. By taking into consideration the variety of perspectives and treatments available for anger-related disorders, this book provides an overview of how clinicians can implement each of these treatments as well as combine treatments to provide a tailored therapy for each individual client.