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  • 1 Aug 2018 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Title: Child psychotherapy: Integrating developmental theory into clinical practice.

    Series: ISBN: 978-0-8261-0673-5

    Author: Adler-Tapia, R

    Genre: Client, Therapist

    Publisher: New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company

    Release Date: 2013

    Pages: 312

    Robbie Adler-Tapia’s Child Psychotherapy: Integrating Developmental Theory Into Clinical Practice aims to create a developmentally grounded approach to child psychotherapy. In this work, she emphasizes the importance of remaining cautious and even hesitant in arriving at the conclusion of pathology as a psychologist or psychiatrist. An essential aspect of this text is the focus on the assimilation of developmental theories into the practice of child psychotherapy, while accentuating the significance of the etiology of a certain child’s symptoms before arriving at a pathological diagnosis. The text focuses on the comprehensive work done by developmental psychologists in relation to the field of child psychotherapy.

    Although Adler-Tapia’s work primarily focuses on the treatment of children, it clearly emphasizes that her theories apply to people of all ages. Certain childhood experiences may have interfered with an adult’s healthy development, and these past experiences may drive the lingering symptoms that occur at an older age.

    Offering an alternative to the medical model of pathology, this book strives to inform therapists who work with children how to integrate developmental theory into their clinical practice. This amalgamation mandates that the therapist “conceptualize psychotherapy from a multimodal approach through the lens of human development” (p.173) Considering every facet of the child’s life, such as the developmental stage the child is in, the family system in which the child lives, etc. leads to an exploration and understanding of the origins of the symptoms that are being exhibited by the child.

    Also essential in this work are the theories that investigate the interface between a child’s external and internal worlds, the impact the environment has on the child, and how a child constructs schemas conducive to his or her experience of living. In addition, the resources a particular child has, any interference in the child’s healthy development, and the child’s primary caregivers’ support all help the therapist to explore the etiology of the problem(s) at hand.

    With this integrative protocol, therapists who treat children that have faced challenges early on in life can successfully attempt to place them back on a healthful trajectory.


  • 1 Aug 2018 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Title: Bodies in Treatment: The Unspoken Dimension

    Series: ISBN: 978-0881634488

    Author: Anderson, F.S.

    Genre: Client, Therapist

    Publisher: New York, N.Y.: The Analytic Press.

    Release Date: 2008

    Source: Keeping in Touch—Spring 2008-Issue 33

    Reviewed By: Jacqueline A. Carleton, Ph.D

    This is the second, most recent collection of articles on the body in psychoanalysis written from a relational perspective. The earlier volume, edited by Lewis Aron and F.S. Anderson, entitled Relational Perspectives on the Body, was published just ten years ago, in 1998. The present volume builds and expands on it from many different perspectives. I found three particularly interesting. Bill Cornell provides a historical view and case history. Wilma Bucci explores three components of the human emotional processing system: symbolic verbal, symbolic nonverbal and subsymbolic. Christopher Eldredge & Gilbert Cole elucidate how integration of body-oriented techniques and relational psychoanalysis can be particularly effective in working with individuals with a history of trauma.


  • 1 Aug 2018 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Title: Attachment issues in psychopathology and intervention

    Series: ISBN: 0-8058-3693-4

    Author: Atkinson, L. & Goldberg, S. (Eds.)

    Genre: Therapist

    Publisher: Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

    Release Date: 2004

    Pages: 304

    Originally Posted: Oct 2015

    Editors Leslie Atkinson and Susan Goldberg provide an extensive review of key literature on attachment theory and psychopathology in their book Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention.

    The book includes contributions from renowned attachment researchers like Byron Egeland, Mary Dozier, and Sue Johnson. It is well-organized and is also conveniently divided into two parts. The first half of the book is dedicated to addressing psychopathology and attachment. This includes chapters on disorders of attachment, relational models of attachment, and attachment behavioral systems. The second half of the book concentrates on intervention techniques and potential methods of clinical assessment and treatment for sufferers of the attachment disorders described in the first half of the book.

    Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention serves as a guide intended to encourage “forward thinking” for future clinical intervention efforts related to mental illnesses stemming from attachment disorders. The editors recognize that much of the existing literature on attachment and psychopathology involves elements of clinical and developmental psychology. But what makes Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention a valuable resource is the fact that it focuses on reconciling these elements to create a better understanding of the psychopathology of attachment disorders. Atkinson and Goldberg posit that a fundamental understanding of this psychopathology will open the doors for today's researchers and mental health clinicians to new ideas related to intervention methods and treatments of attachment disorders.


  • 1 Aug 2018 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Title: Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists 

    Series: ISBN: 978-0-393-70628 

    Author: Daitch, Carolyn 

    Genre: Client, Therapist 

    Publisher: W.W. Norton 

    Release Date: 2011 

    Pages: 243 

    Source: Somatic Psychoterapy Today-Volume 1-Number 1-July 2011 

    Reviewed By: Sasha Dmochowski-Columbia University

    Originally Posted Oct 15, 2011

    As its title suggests, Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists is a comprehensive resource, suitable both for individuals who struggle with anxiety and anxiety-based disorders, as well as the clinicians who treat them. From her perspective as a seasoned therapist and acclaimed author, Carolyn Daitch guides readers through Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, detailing recovery options for each, as well as explaining their multiple causes and most effective treatment techniques. Anxiety disorders are now recognized as some of the most common psychological disorders, and have been shown to be treated most effectively when the client is knowledgeable and actively involved in their therapeutic process. Toward that end, Daitch provides suggestions for lifestyle changes, nutrition, medication and self-help techniques, as well as numerous case examples of individuals who have learned how best to adjust these tools to suit and manage their specific anxiety issues and needs. An invaluable resource in understanding and alleviating panic, worry, compulsiveness, and phobias, this guide will prove engaging and reassuring to patients and therapists alike.


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