By Anna Marie Weber, Visit Amazon's Craig Haen Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Craig Haen, , Robert Landy, Sandra Bloom

ISBN-10: 0203997662

ISBN-13: 9780203997666

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ISBN-13: 9780415948449

ISBN-10: 0415948452

ISBN-13: 9780415948456

As an rising psychotherapeutic self-discipline, drama treatment has been gaining international recognition during the last decade for its confirmed efficacy within the remedy of kid and adolescent populations. although, regardless of this consciousness and regardless of the present turbulent country of the realm and the expanding inhabitants of disturbed and at-risk childrens, the sector of drama treatment has thus far lacked a customary textual content. Weber and Haen’s ebook fills this desire, supplying a middle textual content for graduate scholars and confirmed execs alike. scientific purposes of Drama remedy in baby and Adolescent therapy is guided by means of idea, yet firmly rooted in perform, offering a survey of the various varied probabilities and methods for incorporating drama remedy inside of baby and adolescent treatment. greater than simply a survey of the prevailing literature on drama remedy, this article represents a real enlargement of the sphere: one that articulates the breadth of probabilities and purposes for drama treatment within the better context of psychotherapy.

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Taking a pencil from his pocket, he stared at it for some time and then began to make vertical marks on the blank, white paper in front of him. My empathic remarks seemed to be unheard. And there he sat for most of the hour, saying nothing, but motorically conveying a state of frozen rigidity and seeming numbness, while I sat beside him feeling increasingly out of touch. Joey’s first hour was similar to many that followed. For many sessions, I had no clue what was behind the enacted and embodied meanings conveyed through his ritualized, black pencil marks, now being “stabbed” with increased energy on white paper.

If we add Erikson’s comments to those of the other developmental specialists who stress the importance of the earliest experiences and relationships, it is clear that Joey, Max and Timmy’s families were not able to form secure attachments with them. ” Deprived of the opportunity to interact comfortably with others, these youngsters had no models for the appropriate expression of feelings and ideas. Unfortunately, the millions of children like Joey, Max, and Timmy need long-term psychological help in order to remediate these severe impairments.

Joey and Max: Attachment Patterns, Self and Other Representations, and Regulation of Affect As can be seen from the earlier brief play vignettes, Joey and Max both came from backgrounds characteristic of children with disorganized/ disoriented attachment patterns. Surrounded by intrusive, violent adults who were preoccupied with their own needs, there was no one to help either child to form a trusting, growth-promoting relationship. No caretaker was available to help either boy to regulate emotional reactions, be self reflective, label feelings, understand cause-and-effect patterns, organize experiences, or differentiate between self and others.

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