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Title Untying the knot : working with children and parents / A.H. Brafman.
Imprint London ; New York : Karnac Books, 2001.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 166 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 161) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Parent-child interaction therapy -- Case studies.
Child analysis -- Case studies.
Mental Disorders.
Psychology, Child.
Parent-Child Relations.
Genre Case studies.
Electronic books.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The clinical encounter -- 3. Child and parent interacting -- 4. Mainly the child -- 5. Virtually only the child -- 6. Summing up.
Summary "Untying The Knot sets out to present a clinical approach to cases where the referred patient is a child or adolescent, but in which the parents are intimately involved in the therapeutic situation. Three fundamental principles inform the work: firstly, that early experience influences present lives; secondly, that unconscious feelings and fantasies are elements which shape everyday conscious experience; and thirdly, that the interaction of children and parents leads to patterns which become self-perpetuating and make it virtually impossible to define what is cause and what is effect in their relationship. Dr Brafman acknowledges the pioneering work of Donald Winnicott in the treatment of children, emphasizing particularly his refusal to be bound by rigid notions of treatment modalities, but instead to go to the heart of the matter - an understanding of the child's own confusion and pain, and then, through its elucidation and expression, to bring relief"--EBL.
Other Title Print version: Brafman, A.H. Untying the knot. London ; New York : Karnac Books, 2001 1855752557